Running Alpha Youth Online

It’s been amazing to see how churches and youth ministries are adapting to the changing landscape in our culture.

We want to do our part in equipping youth leaders and students in Canada to lead through this, and have created tools to help you take your Alpha online.

At Alpha New Zealand, our mission remains the same – to serve the New Zealand Church in its mission to help people discover a relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are praying for you and we are here to serve, listen, and pray as you discern the best way to make Jesus known to the students in your community during this season.

We are encouraging all churches and groups to follow the guidelines mandated by the public health authorities in their region.

Tips for Running Alpha for Youth Online

What you will need:

The Zoom app

It’s free to download but we’d recommend the paid subscription version that can host meetings longer than 40 minutes.
(Though other apps could work as well, Zoom is our #1 choice, especially for groups of more than 12 people). Zoom has a number of great tutorials to help you get it all figured out!

A solid internet connection

You can share your screen and play the episode – it works much better when the episode is downloaded first.

The Discussion Guide

Have the Discussion Guide handy with questions sent beforehand to your hosts and helpers.

Preparing Well:


Thankfully, the presence and power of God is not bound by social distancing or digital interfaces! Pray for all aspects of your Alpha, and try and find ways to join other youth workers to pray together.!

Build a Team

There is more information available on what new roles you will need to fill. One thing to consider if how to empower young people to be hosts and helpers on your Alpha.

Reach Out

While many of us are thinking through the question of how we can stay connected to the students already in our ministry, a GREAT question is how can we use this situation as a way to reach out to those who don’t yet know God?


Guide: Running Alpha for
Youth Online

For more tips on online hospitality, prayer ministry, and how to do the Alpha Weekend, download this guide.

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