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Alpha Course

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.

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Run, Grow, and Youth Alpha Training
Save the Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019!
Presentations, discussions and networking will include the following topics:

  • Barna Group Study Unpacked
  • Post-Alpha | What's Working, What's Not!
  • Alpha for Youth | What's Working, What's Not!

The key findings of the Barna study relate incredibly well to what we do with Alpha. After examining the Barna study, you'll hear from experienced Alpha leaders about Alpha best practices, small groups, building and growing your team, creating an invitational culture, and much more. For instance, Jordan Biere, Alpha USA National Youth Director at Alpha USA, will be joining us. Three main tracks of this Alpha training include a brief presentation and breakout sessions where best practices and creative ideas are shared.

  • First track: The "Run Alpha track" is for churches who are new to the Alpha story and who are seeking to learn best practices in reaching people for Jesus using Alpha.
  • Second Track: The "Grow Alpha track" is designed for churches with Alpha experience and will dive deeper into how to grow and improve your Alpha in order to see its impact increased.
  • Third Track: The "Youth Alpha track" will give insights and training in how to connect with youth through the Youth Alpha Film Series.

Date: June 22, 2019 
Time: 8:30AM – 4PM 
Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church  | 991 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 
$30 per person, $25 (groups of 4+), $35 at the door 
To register, click here !


 


Alpha Survey

Greetings friends in Christ!

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!

Take the Survey!


Video Resources

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.
 
For more information or answers to questions: Joe Tremblay | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (920) 272-8313


Addtional Resources


Alpha Training Schedule

For Parish Leaders and Catholic School Personnel