We all explore, every day.
For all our searching – it’s rare to find time to think, and talk, about the big questions of life; about faith and reason and God and meaning.
But exploring is good. We’re built for it.
Every year, churches across the world invite their communities to do just that - explore. This year, we have created new Alpha stories, resources and videos that you can use to promote your Alpha to your community and to invite people to try Alpha.
The new invitation videos focus on the universal human need to explore. They follow people from different countries and contexts from around the world, all with their own story of exploration to share.
We've got a range of Alpha Invitation 17/18 resources available for you to use, including:
- Posters, banners and postcards to start advertising in your church and community
- Alpha brand and usage guidelines for editing the below materials (we recommend editing them using Adobe Acrobat Pro) to curate the content
- Six Alpha stories of exploration, as well as an 'Explore More' main invitation video that ties them all together
- A 'Who Will You Invite?' video to play at a church service or on social media to motivate your congregation to invite their friends and family
To access all of these items, login or register at Alpha Builder. Once you have created a course, select 'Invite', as shown on the right.
You can use these resources alongside the current Global Alpha Invitation 2016 featuring Bear Grylls. Kindly note that due to our contract with Bear Grylls and his team, all of his images and videos must be removed by 31 December 2017.
Preview the videos and download for your social media
Whilst a personal invitation to try Alpha is most effective, inviting people via social media is another great way to spread the word about your Alpha.
To get you started, you can download the 15-second and 30-second videos of Beth's story, straight away. Keep in mind these videos are best shared on social media. You can also preview the full stories below.
To download all of the videos, including the full versions, head to Alpha Builder.
Where can I find what I need?
I just want the standard resources, nothing too complicated.
We've created a range of generic resources that are ready for you to preview and use. You can download the full set via Alpha Builder.
I want to personalise the invitation resources to include my Alpha's information.
We've made it easy for you to add important information about your Alpha to the printable resources. Check out the Alpha Print Shop.
I've never run an Alpha before and still don't know what I need.
We have a team who are happy to help! Drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
I want to create my own invitation resources.
We're happy to share the elements of Alpha Invitation 17/18 for you to create your own custom resources. To download Adobe InDesign templates, high-resolution images and Alpha brand elements, just click the button below.
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We'd love to support you as you invite people to your Alpha.
We know preparing to promote your Alpha takes a lot of time and effort. We want to support you every step of the way, so make sure you've signed up to receive our regular tips, tricks and training. Through emails, webinars and Facebook Live videos, we'll give you everything you need to make the most of the invitation resources.