Welcome We are parishes successfully implement Alpha and create the best possible experience in the discipleship process for leaders and parishioners. The goal of Alpha is not to add another "program" to parish life but to shift our focus from programs to people and a discipleship-oriented process.
Alpha is be a key part of this process. In fact, Alpha is one way that people can discover Jesus so they can enter more fully into the journey of following, worshiping and sharing Jesus.
Purpose This Alpha website page seeks to equip leaders of the Diocese of Green Bay with Alpha resources and information to confidently lead people to Jesus Christ at their parish.
Alpha for Leaders Alpha small group leaders who have been chosen by the pastoral leadership are welcome to attend any one of the Alpha trainings being offered by the Diocese of Green Bay from November of 2017 to January of 2018. Alpha trainings will instruct parish leaders on how Alpha fits into the discipleship and why it works. With this, participants will be introduced to Alpha principles, session structure, small-group dynamics, shared prayer, promotional tips and more.
From the middle of October to the beginning of December, two 3-hour workshops will be offered at each of the seven designated locations in the Diocese of Green Bay. During the same week, each site will host a "Run and Grow" workshop and a "Next Steps" workshop on two different days (The only exception is our full day workshop at Melania Hall-Diocese of Green Bay on Monday, December 9 | 8:30AM - 4PM).
Inspired by the book, Unlocking Your Parish and the National Alpha Training Labs, this two-part workshop series will not only help parishes run and grow Alpha more effectively, but it will equip leaders to leverage Alpha for the renewal of their parish.
Admission is free. In fact, each participant will receive a free copy of the book, Unlocking Your Parish and some of the latest Alpha training material. On the attached flyer, a link will lead you to our Alpha: Unlocking Your Parish registration page; this, with the option of registering for one or two Unlocking Your Parish workshops at one of eight locations. Although it is preferable that participants attend workshops I & II, it is not required.
Please note that with each Run & Grow workshop (part one) and Next Steps workshop (part two), there will be a cap of 15-20 registrants. Light refreshments will also be provided by the host site.
For parish leaders in the Diocese of Green Bay who have completed the Alpha course with your parish leadership team, we would greatly appreciate your feedback about your Alpha experience! For parish leaders who have not completed the Alpha course with your parish team, we ask that you complete the survey after completing the eleventh and last session of Alpha.
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. We value your comments. Please know that we will take your insights into consideration as we move forward!
If you wish to access the Alpha Film Series (English), Alpha Film Series (Spanish) or Alpha Youth Series (English) without the logo, send your email address to Joe Tremblay with the subject heading:
"Add me to your Alpha Team- Alpha Film Series (English)” or
"Add me to your Alpha Team- Alpha Film Series (Spanish)” or
“Alpha Youth Series (English)”
We will add your email address to the Alpha team roster. You will then receive an email from the Alpha website with a link to the videos of your choice. Please note that Alpha recently revised four episodes -- for example video #8 and #15.
Downloading Service: Because some parishes may find it difficult to access the Alpha videos online, you do have the option of sending a 16GB flash drive with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Office of Parish Evangelization. Allow for 2-3 weeks for the abovementioned Alpha videos to be downloaded and then mailed back to the sender.
Keep in mind that all downloads from the Office of Parish Evangelization will include the original Alpha Film Series (English) version without the recent modifications on videos 8 and 15. As for the Alpha Film Series (Spanish) and Alpha Youth Series (English), the most recent videos are available for downloading.
The Office of Parish Evangelization will soon be rolling out post-Alpha training for parishes at each of the vicariates or regionally throughout the Diocese of Green Bay. These post-Alpha workshops will include training on setting up an Alpha leadership team option, a Connect Group option and discipleship group alignment option for parishes to consider. The establishment of these three basic post-Alpha options will take time.
In the interim, for parishes that are looking for an immediate post-Alpha discipleship opportunity for their Alpha guests, the Office of Parish Evangelization is recommending The Wild Goose seriesby Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR.