Serve on Alpha

Alpha is successful at PLC because of all of the volunteers who make it happen. There are many ways that you can participate in this vital ministry.

  • Invite a friend to Alpha
  • Host an Alpha Small Group. In the Alpha Small Group, your focus will be on hospitality, paying attention to your guests and facilitating conversation, like you would do if you invited friends into your home.
  • Be a Small Group Helper. Your focus will be on helping guests have a great time at Alpha. If you have already attended Alpha as a guest, but still have questions you would like to process with others, this may be a good role for you.
  • Serve on the Kitchen Team. Choices include Table Setting, Cooking, Serving, Baking (desserts) and Cleanup.
  • Assist with meeting room setup or cleanup
  • Childcare
  • Alpha Kidz Leader or Helper
  • Serve at the Alpha Day Away
  • Share your Alpha Story. We are always looking for new Alpha stories that share what our guests experienced at Alpha. These can be written, a live interview at an event, or a recorded interview.
  • Run Alpha in your workplace, home, or other venue

Team Training:

Alpha training supporting spring 2020 courses includes:

  • Alpha Host/Helper Training (February 29, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Alpha Prayer Ministry Training (April 24, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Alpha Host/Helper Training

The aim of this training is to provide you with tools for hosting or helping in an Alpha Small Group. We’ll talk about the foundations of Alpha, your roles in the small group, conversation tips, listening skills, expectations, and information specific to the Alpha Course on which you are serving.

Other churches are welcome to join us as we train our hosts and helpers for Alpha. In fact, the more courses that are represented, the more value is added to the training as we share experiences and ideas with one another.

Alpha Prayer Ministry Training

This training is for Alpha Prayer Team members and Small Group Hosts & Helpers. If you plan to serve on a Prayer Team at our Alpha Day Away, this is required training each time you serve. Small Group Hosts & Helpers are encouraged to attend this training even if not planning to be on a Prayer Team at the Day Away, as it also applies to prayer ministry during Session 14, Does God Heal Today?

Other churches are welcome to join us as Prayer Ministers at the Alpha Day Away. This training is required to serve in this role.

For additional information, call the church office:  858.672.3466.