Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the Global Alpha Campaign launching?
The Global Alpha Campaign is launching on 1 September 2016 and will be running through to 31 December 2017.
- When can I get the printed invitation assets from?
You can order your printed invitation assets from Print Shop from 24 May 2016. These will be delivered to you in August in time for the launch in September. You will be able to download these assets from alpha.org/run in August.
If you would like to sign up for a free Bear banner, please click here.
- Where can I get the digital invitation assets from?
You can download the digital invitation assets from alpha.org/run in August so that you can be ready to share them from 1 September 2016.
- Can I edit the Invitation assets?
No. Due to our contract with Bear Grylls' team, the images of Bear have to be used exactly as we have provided them. Please get in touch with us if you would like further clarification surrounding this.
However, here are a few more images to help you promote the Invitation within your congregation.
- When can I start using the invitation assets?
For church-facing communities, please start using the trailer and physical campaign from the end of May to get your congregation excited and engaged. Once you have decided on an Alpha launch date, please also feel free to print the postcards and banners to promote your Alpha in your church.
However, please do not share any images with Bear's face digitally until 1 September 2016. Instead, please use the images without Bear's face on them. Although we know it is unlikely that we run into any issues with this campaign, Bear Grylls' team do reserve the right to put a stop to our using of any materials at any time. We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines we've agreed with his team. We know all of you will help us represent Alpha in the best and most unified way possible.
- How can I pray for this invitation?
On Tuesday 13 September, we are hosting an evening of prayer that will be live streamed to churches across the UK. To find out more head here and to sign up to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once I've invited people, how do I train my team?
Even if your hosts and helpers have done Alpha before, it is still important to train your team well. To watch the latest training videos, head here.
- How can we get the Invitation assets translated in a different language?
If you have questions around translations or subtitles, get in touch.
- Where does the Alpha Film Series fit into this?
In April 2016, we launched the Alpha Film Series - an updated Alpha resource designed to take the audience on an epic journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith. There are 16 sessions in total (15 30-minute episodes and a 10-minute introduction to the weekend). Why not use the Alpha Film Series to run Alpha whilst using the Alpha Invitation to invite people? If you have further questions about this, click here.
Got more questions? Get in touch.