Running Alpha online

During moments of uncertainty and physical distancing, finding creative ways to continue to meet together is more vital than ever. We have an opportunity like never before to share the gospel with our nation.

Share hope.

The global pandemic has caused disruption and change. We’ve all felt the impact. People are facing big challenges and asking even bigger questions. We also sense a tremendous opportunity. The Holy Spirit is moving across Canada and mobilizing Christians to look outward.

The 3 main ingredients of Alpha are still effective online:


At each 2-2.5 hour session, there is a time of connection over refreshments and/or drinks, where possible.


The time of connection is followed by a talk on a subject central to the Christian faith. They explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”


After the talk, participants divide into pre-arranged small groups, in which they remain for the duration of the Alpha course. The groups provide participants with opportunity to discuss the talk in an environment where each person is free to ask or say whatever they wish.

The Greatest Opportunity

Nicky Gumbel has called this moment “The greatest evangelical opportunity of my lifetime.” Join churches from coast-to-coast to invite friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to discover a relationship with Jesus.

Alpha online works because it:

Reaches more people

More people than ever can join your Alpha.

Reaches new people

The gospel becomes more accessible when you share it online.

Reaches and releases young people

Young people are more likely to try and run Alpha when it’s online.

Grows strong leaders

Running Alpha online puts responsibility into the hands of your team.

Changes lives

Jesus is transforming lives through Alpha online.

New on-demand support

Take advantage of updated training materials, regional cohorts for peer-to-peer support and ongoing webinars to equip you along your Alpha journey.

People are encountering Jesus for the first time online

“I’ve never had an entire group reconfirm or commit for the first time to faith, and in this online Alpha I was blessed with a group of nine people, that all committed to faith through the weekend and various times during Alpha.”
– Nadia Zeversenuke, London, ON

New promotional resources

A new suite of church and guest-facing promotional videos, digital and print assets, and prayer resources are available for running Alpha online.

A Complete Guide to
Alpha Online

Everything you need to run your most successful Alpha yet!

1. Prepare
2. Invite
3. Host
4. Get Creative

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Alpha Coaching

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We invite you to join us in prayer as churches all over Canada run Alpha.

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