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ALPHA ROLES

TABLE HOST

  • Stay at your table during guest arrival/dinner dismissal to welcome guests to your table and start casual conversation, introduce attendees to others 

  • Willingness to “listen first” 

  • Facilitate the small group discussion 

  • Pray for small group on a regular basis

TABLE HELPER

  • ​Greet attendees in the lobby

    • High energy, welcoming spirit, friendly face as you are the first people they will see when walking in.

    • Able to answer questions/understand the layout of what the night looks like: where to go, what time it starts/ends, where is childcare check in, is it okay to miss a week? 

  • Focus on guest experience, casual conversation over dinner, offer to throw trash away or bring dessert

  • Mostly quiet during small group discussion

  • Proactive to seek out the quieter guests to befriend them

  • Pray for the small group on a regular basis

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EMCEE

  • ​Comfortable with public speaking

  • Sets the tone for the evening

  • Guide people through what to expect at Alpha & each part of the evening

  • Short introduction weekly

  • Memorizes and tells the Alpha Joke of the Week

  • Encourage guests to come back

FOOD TEAM

  • ​Preparation and serving of food

  • setup/cleanup of meal prep area & kitchen

  • (may combination serve on Prayer Team)

SETUP/TEARDOWN TEAM

  • ​Setup should be completed by 5:15 to allow plenty of time/participation at pre-briefing

  • Put out on tables decor and discussion guides/huddle notes

  • Display outdoor signage and flags

  • Display indoor signage

  • Place and stock the name tag table

  • Stacking chairs at the end of the night

  • Removal and storage of decor/tablecloths/printouts

  • Breaking down tables and rolling them to storage

  • Outdoor teardown should take place upon dismissal at 8PM to allow attendance at the debrief at 8:15

TECH SUPPORT

  • ​Ensures the right audio and visual gear is set up and tested

  • Prepared for which talk to watch, and any other slides & transitions are needed weekly

  • Lighting

  • Plays quiet music during pre-brief prayer or at dismissal

  • Does not participate at a Table

PRAYER TEAM

  • ​Share a meal with others on the Prayer Team

  • Meets in the Green Room for duration of the evening outside of pre-brief and debrief

  • Pray not only for logistics but for each guest and team member weekly

    • What this actually looks like weekly will be a collaboration among the team but can consist of the following: individual prayer, prayer aloud as a group, engaging in worship music, asking for the Holy Spirit to prompt with images/words/scripture over each name etc

  • Does not participate at a Table

ADMINISTRATOR

  • ​Helps the Alpha Pastor to have things run smoothly before, during and after alpha

    • High level organizational planning using project management software:Basecamp & PCO for all team and attendee email communication

    • Occasionally Communicates with additional Church Staff on logistics

  • Scheduling, securing the venue and planning training night, Alpha Reunion, and Alpha Day Away

  • Arrange the proper resources for team and guests (Alpha guides, survey, day away sign up links)

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HIGHLAND PARK VISION

We seek to reshape the perception of the Church's relevance by becoming the first place people look to for identity, community, and help. We will be a church that is "obsessed with the one", focused on reaching those who are doubting, done with religion, and disengaged from faith; a church that feels such urgency to share the good news of Jesus and help others claim their divine purpose that our comfort no longer factors into the equation. 
 
The life of our church is the activated faith of every individual. We will always call people to a step forward toward Jesus, believing that everyone has gifting and calling upon their life, regardless of their current starting point. We seek to connect people to the bigger thing that God is doing by leading them from serving while being discipled, to discipling while serving. We will build a foundation of faith through Scripture that people can always rely upon, a springboard for their future calling. 
 
Our call is to transform our community, building the leaders and shaping the systems so that our community would look more like God's kingdom than it does today. Our commitment is to engage 1% of Lakeland in active ministry and to celebrate the baptism of 3,571 people before 2030. While we begin in our neighborhoods, we will not allow our current address to define our future footprint but will expand in our influence and ethnic diversity. We seek to continuously make a greater impact through helping other churches, deploying leaders, expanding online, and planting campuses. 


 This is Church: grace that is not devoid of truth. This is Church: an intergenerational community that swims against the current of prolonged adolescence. This is Church: a people humbled so that we will love as God loves. This is Church: so healthy that the gospel is irresistible.  We are not a cruise ship, but a battleship. We are the Church.

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