Your guests had an amazing experience on Alpha. Some grew in new ways in their already present Christian faith while others came to faith for the first time. Some were filled with the Holy Spirit in life-changing ways. Most all made new friends in the process! So, what is next?
Here are some resources that many teams and churches across the country have found helpful .to help you help your guests
Stay Connected - with the new friends and community they have discovered
Respond with their lives- to share what they have been given with others in service, on the Alpha team or within other ministries
Grow Spiritually - in their relationship with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit, maybe even take the next steps toward getting baptized or joining a community
Grow in Knowledge - learn more about the life and teachings Jesus, about scripture, and also often about the church and faith tradition they are connected with
Get involved in Alpha
Invite guests to join the team on your next Alpha. There are roles on the presenting team (hosts and helpers) as well as the many behind the scenes, easy entry roles (prayer team, technology, meals, etc.).
Invite your guests to invite their friends to the next Alpha!
The Local Church Community
- For those seeking to be connected or more involved with the local church, you can connect guests to various community and service groups within your church, depending on their interests.
- For those who have newly come to faith and may be seeking baptism or confirmation, or simply more information and exploration, make sure to connect them with those involved in this type of inquiry outreach in your community.
Small Faith Sharing Groups
Alpha Reunion Groups/Connect Groups/Church Life Groups or other intentional small groups are great ways for people to stay connected with one another and support one another in the context of a faith community and the ups and downs of daily life. They are places to have fun, learn, grow and share and pray together. Many churches have such groups already in existence or you can start something new. Contact us for tips on starting a group
Opportunities to Learn & Grow
Encourage guests to participate in Bible Studies, Book Discussions, retreats, and other learning and enrichment opportunities offered in your community, in person and online. The courses and apps below are just a few recommendations - all free!
Spend eight weeks journeying through the Lord's prayer!
This free small group resource is an incredible mixture of video content, discussion questions and practical prayer activities. The Prayer Course is designed to equip and inspire you to go deeper in prayer, as individuals and as a community. Click here for more details.
Life Shared is a three-session series will help equip your church in the art of invitation.
Through Biblical teaching from leading Christian voices and real stories of invitation, each session explores what it means to live out God’s call to share our lives and our faith with friends, colleagues and neighbors and invite people into an honest conversation around the Christian faith. Click here for more details.
The Marriage Course is an easy-to-run, practical seven-session course designed to support couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. No expertise is needed to run the course. You may have experience working on your own marriage, or you are passionate to see marriages and family life strengthened in your community. There is a pre-marriage course as well. Click here for details
Bible in One Year
Join Nicky and Pippa Gumbel as they read the Bible each day. It’s a practice that we have been doing for over 30 years and we hope it will benefit your life as much as it has ours.
Bible in a Year
In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Sign up here.
LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource from the 24-7 Prayer movement. It is inspired by Lectio Divina, a way of meditating on the Bible that’s been used by Christians for centuries, and helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life. hosted by Pete Greig, Carla Harding, Phil Togwell, Jill Weber, Izwe Nkosi and international guests.