Events

Run Alpha - St Charles, IL

18/08/2018 09:00 - 18/08/2018 14:30
Christ Community Church
37W100 Bolcum Rd
St. Charles, IL 60175
US

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 9:00am - 2:30 pm

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha.
 

TOPICS COVERED
What is Alpha and Why does it work?
7 Best Practices of Alpha
How to Lead an Alpha Small Group
Prayer Ministry
Q&A with Trainers & Coaches
Alpha for Youth (Break-out session)

*A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Individual Registration: $30.00
Group Registration (5+): $25.00/ea.
Walk-in Registration: $35.00

Contact:
Linnea Baney
linneabaney@alphausa.org

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphastcharles to register.

Run Alpha - Dayton, OH

18/08/2018 09:00 - 18/08/2018 15:00
Ginghamsburg Church, South Campus Ark (small church in front of parking lot)
7685 S. County Road 25 A
Tipp City, OH 45371
US

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha.
 
TOPICS COVERED
• What is Alpha?
• 7 Best Practices of Alpha
• The Alpha Small Group
• Prayer Ministry
 
Cost:
Individual: $25
Group of 3 or more $15/ea
Walk in : $30

Contact:
Priscilla Navarro
priscillanavarro@alphausa.org

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphadayton to register.

Run Alpha Host and Helper Training - Cedar Falls, IA

22/08/2018 14:00 - 22/08/2018 20:00
Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church
7401 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA  50613
USA

Run Alpha Training (including Host & Helper Training)
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018, 2:00 - 8:00 pm

AND/OR

Host & Helper Training
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.  It's a ten-week course run in churches, coffee shops, prisons and homes worldwide.  Essentially, Alpha is a safe place to explore life's biggest questions.

For church leaders, 96% say Alpha is an effective tool for discipleship. After taking Alpha, 88% of guests were more committed to growing their knowledge of the Bible.  

Whether you have been doing Alpha for years and need some fresh ideas or maybe you just want to explore this thing called Alpha, bring your whole team for this interactive training session that will help you create a culture for people to explore their faith.  

Registration starts at 1:30. Training runs until 8:00 pm. Includes snacks, dinner and Host & Helper Training from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. 

Alpha is a place where people can come together, ask any question, talk through issues, share their opinions and make new friends.  All of this happens best in the small groups.  So how do you set the stage for a great small group experience?  

Bring your leadership staff and administrators for this all day training. Then invite your volunteers to join us for dinner at 5:30 and together you will be trained on best practices for the Alpha small group setting. Even if you are not a host or helper, you will still benefit from sitting in on this interactive evening.    

Topics included:

  • Why Alpha?
  • Best Practices for a great Alpha experience 
  • Prayer Ministry - how & why?
  • Training your Hosts/Helpers  

Cost: 
Run Alpha
Individual: $25
Group (4+) $20
Walk-In: $30

Host and Helper Only
Individual: $15
Walk-in: $20

Contact:
Amy Thorson
amythorson@alphausa.org

Please click here to register.

Run Alpha Training - Green Bay, WI

25/08/2018 08:30 - 25/08/2018 15:30
Celebration Church
3475 Humboldt Road
Green Bay, WI 54311
USA

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:30 pm

For first time Alpha leaders, gather with other Alpha Leaders across the region for an interactive training to experience what it’s like to run an Alpha. Learn from experienced Alpha leaders in WI - the things they’ve learned about running a successful Alpha Course.

TOPICS COVERED

Level I

  • What is Alpha?
  • 7 Best Practices of Alpha
  • The Alpha Small Group
  • Prayer Ministry

Level II

  • Inviting People to Alpha from Outside Your Church
  • 10 Ways to Kill Your Alpha
  • 4 Ways Church Leaders Can Get Creative with Alpha
  • 9 tried and tested ways to make Alpha fun

Event Cost: $25
Event Cost (Group): $20
# of People for Group Pricing: 5
Event Cost (Walk-in): $30

Contact:
Dave Deshazer
dave.deshazer5@gmail.com
425) 753-3514

Please register here.

Run Alpha - Bothell, WA

25/08/2018 09:00 - 25/08/2018 15:00
Evergreen Church
3429 240th St SE
Bothell, WA 98021
USA

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gather with other churches across the region for an interactive training to experience what it’s like launch or improve your Alpha.

TOPICS COVERED
- What is Alpha?
- How to Invite?
- 7 Best Practices of Alpha
- The Alpha Small Group
- Prayer Ministry

Individual Registration: $20.00
Group Registration (4+): $15/ea.
Walk-in Registration: $25.00
 
Contact:
Christian Downs, Regional Director Alpha WA
christiandowns@alphausa.org
253.431.2555

Or
Jedidiah Jonathan, Executive Pastor Evergreen Church
Jedidiah@evergreenchurch.tv

Come Join us!!

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphabothell to register.

Run Alpha Small Group Intensive - Wadsworth, OH

25/08/2018 09:00 - 25/08/2018 14:30
Freshwater Community Church
590 Hartman Road
Wadsworth, OH, 44281
United States

Run Alpha Small Group Intensive:

Focused Training for Small Group/Table Hosts and Assistants

Saturday, August 25 | 9AM—2:30PM

Alpha is a place for our friends and guests to explore our faith. At the core of the Alpha experience are the Small Group/Tables Hosts and Assistants who pray, listen and labor to build an environment for exploring our faith in a fun, relaxed and non-judgmental environment.  

This training is for your hosts and assistants and will provide plenty of time for interaction and questions while going in-depth on:

  • Incorporating the Alpha Best Practices into the small group experience
  • Understanding the process your guests typically experience over the eleven weeks of Alpha
  • Learning the importance of "listening" in contrast to "telling"
  • Understanding the thresholds for someone coming to faith in Christ
  • Experiencing what prayer and ministry look like both from week-to-week and during the Alpha Weekend/Day-Away
  • Learning "who" and "how" to invite your friends and guests to attend an Alpha

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be served—and resources for your team and your guests will be available at reduced prices.

Cost:
Standard: $10
Group (4+): $8

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphasgiwadsworth to register.

 

Run Alpha - Plymouth, MI

25/08/2018 09:00 - 25/08/2018 17:00
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
47650 North Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI, 48170
United States

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 9:00am - 5:00 pm
8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-5:00 Training

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha in a Catholic Context.
 
TOPICS COVERED
• What is Alpha?
• 7 Best Practices of Alpha
• The Alpha Small Group
• Prayer Ministry
 
Individual Registration: $25.00

Contact: Mary Guilfoyle, Evangelization/Discipleship Coordinator
734.453.0326, ext. 222
guilfoylem@olgcparish.net

Please go to olgcparish.net/alpha to register (Click on ‘register for Alpha training’)

Run Alpha - Phoenix, AZ

25/08/2018 09:00 - 25/08/2018 15:00
La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church
6300 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
US

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha.
 
TOPICS COVERED
• What is Alpha?
• 7 Best Practices of Alpha
• The Alpha Small Group
• Prayer Ministry
 
Cost:
Individual: $25
Group of 3 or more $15/ea
Walk in : $30

Contact:
Priscilla Navarro
priscillanavarro@alphausa.org

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphaphoenixaug25 to register.

Alpha Leader's Retreat - Schuyler, Nebraska

25/08/2018 09:00 - 25/08/2018 17:00
St. Benedict Retreat Center
1126 Rd I
Schuyler, NE 68661
US

Alpha Leaders - Come spend the day with us

ALPHA LEADER'S RETREAT

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00am-5:00pm
St. Benedict Retreat Center - Schuyler, Nebraska

Cost: $25 per person

Questions:
Contact Jodi Meyer  |  jodimeyer@alphausa.org | 402.669.0972

Please go to alphausa.org/ALRschuyler to register.

Run Alpha - DC Area

25/08/2018 09:30 - 25/08/2018 16:00
 St. Charles Catholic Church
3304 N Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
US

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
TOPICS COVERED:
• What is Alpha & how do I get it?
• Best Practices for Running Alpha
• Hospitality, Worship, & Prayer on Alpha
• Alpha for Catholics
• How can I reach people outside of the church?
• Re-energizing your Alpha
 
Individual Registration: $30.00
Group Registration (5+): $25.00/ea.
Walk-in Registration: $35.00

Contact:

Jim Schuster
jschuster@stcharleschurch.org

 

Please go to runalphadc.eventbrite.com to register.

Advanced Training for Small Group Hosts/Helpers - Richfield, MN

12/09/2018 19:00 - 12/09/2018 20:30
Hope Presbyterian Church
7132 Portland Avenue South
Richfield, MN, 55423
United States

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 7:00pm - 8:30 pm

A host of an Alpha small group can either make or break a group.  That’s why its so important to select the right hosts and helpers on your Alpha team, and then to equip them with the best skills possible.

Join us for a regional Alpha training on “Advanced Training for Small Group Hosts/Helpers,” at Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield.  Cost is $5.00.  Refreshments, dessert and materials provided.  Registration deadline is September 10.

We’ll focus on two areas in particular: how to better facilitate your group through effective listening, and how to manage challenging guests.  Alpha Course Administrators are encouraged to bring along hosts and helpers who want to grow in these skills.  Resources will be provided for you to take back into your own church and used in training your hosts and helpers. 

Contact:
Cleo Geisler
cleogeisler@alphausa.org
952-454-5759

Please go to alphausa.org/hosthelpertrainingrichmond to register.

Run Alpha - Phoenix, AZ

14/09/2018 09:00 - 14/09/2018 15:00
Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
400 East Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
United States

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Gather with other churches across the region for an interactive training to experience what it's like to run an Alpha in a Catholic Context. 

TOPICS COVERED
• What is Alpha?
• 7 Best Practices of Alpha
• The Alpha Small Group
• Prayer Ministry
 
Contact
Priscilla Navarro
6025090238
priscillanavarro@alphausa.org

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphaphoenixsep14 to register.

Run Alpha Training - Mclean, VA

16/09/2018 12:00 - 16/09/2018 15:00
Holy Trinity Church / Mclean
850 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA, 22101
United States

Sunday, September 16 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Alpha Regional Training
This is great opportunity for your leaders, hosts and helpers to gather with other churches across the region for an interactive training to experience what it's like to run Alpha.

Cost:  $5.00 Suggested Donations

Contact
Samar Winship
Alpha@htc.us
(703) 762-6412

Please register here: https://htc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/142437

October Network Meeting - Omaha, NE

06/10/2018 08:00 - 06/10/2018 10:00
Whisk and Measure
2505 South 133rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68144
United States

Join fellow Alpha leaders to share updates, testimonials, and best practices.  

Run Alpha - Glenshaw, PA

13/10/2018 09:00 - 13/10/2018 15:30
St Mary of the Assumption Parish               
2510 Middle Road              
Glenshaw, PA 15116

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha.
 
TOPICS COVERED
• What is Alpha?
• 7 Best Practices of Alpha
• The Alpha Small Group
• Prayer Ministry
 
Individual Registration: $35.00
Walk-in Registration: $40.00.

Contact: 
Sue Ferguson
(412) 486-4100
alphastmaryglenshaw@gmail.com

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphaglenshaw to register

Alpha Masterclass - Santa Monica, CA

17/10/2018 10:00 - 18/10/2018 12:30
Vintage Church LA
1015 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
United States

Alpha is an amazing tool to reach the lost and catalyze mission and community in the local church, and we have seen great growth on our Alpha course these past few years.  Our last Alpha had over 250 people at our Santa Monica location and we launched two new courses, in Malibu and Pasadena.   The Alpha Masterclass is our way to share with you what we have learnt. Over 40 people from pastoral teams across the country attended our last Alpha Masterclass, and we would love you to come to our next one in February.  

WHO IS THE ALPHA MASTERCLASS FOR?

The Alpha Masterclass is for two types of churches:

  • Churches exploring Alpha for the first time
  • Churches wanting to boost and grow the size and impact of their existing Alpha.

WHAT WILL WE COVER?

WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER

10.00 – 10.30              Welcome

10.30 – 12.30              Alpha Foundations and Essentials

12.30 – 1.30                Lunch

1.30 – 3.30                  Top 5 Ways to Grow Alpha

3.00 - 4.00                   Maximizing Alpha in Your Church

4.00 - 5.00                   Seminars*

5.00 – 6.00                  Free Time

6:00 – 9.00                  Experience Alpha @ Vintage

* Seminars:  Running Alpha Q&A with Beth Pryor / Pastor Q&A with Pastor Ger Jones

THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER

10.00 – 10.30              Welcome & Debrief

10.30 – 12.30              Implementing Alpha in your context 

12.00 - 12.30               Q&A

WHEN IS THE NEXT MASTERCLASS?

Date: October 17-18th
Time: 17th (10am - 9pm) | 18th (10am - 12.30pm)
Cost: Free
Location: Vintage Church LA, Santa Monica, CA

We would love you to come and bring your team and leadership!  Let us know if you can attend by clicking here to register.

Please do reach out to Beth Pryor (Beth.pryor@vintagechurchla.com) with any questions.

Run Alpha - Golden Valley, MN

27/10/2018 09:00 - 27/10/2018 14:00
Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley
7520 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN, 55422
United States

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Gather with other churches across the region
for an interactive training to experience
what it’s like to run an Alpha.
 
TOPICS COVERED
• What is Alpha?
• 7 Best Practices of Alpha
• The Alpha Small Group
• Prayer Ministry
 
Individual Registration: $35.00
Group Registration (4+): $30.00/ea.
Walk-in Registration: $45.00

Contact:
Cleo Geisler
cleogeisler@alphausa.org
952-454-5759

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphagoldenvalley to register.

Run Alpha - Bay Village, OH

03/11/2018 09:00 - 03/11/2018 14:30
St Raphael Church
525 Dover Center Rd
Bay Village, OH 44140
USA

November 03, 2018 | 9am - 2:30pm

Alpha is a space for people outside the church to explore faith within the context of the local church. Gather with other churches and leaders from across the region for an interactive training to develop an understanding of Alpha and how to get the most of running a course in your context. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training is for your entire Alpha Team. Leaders, Pastors, Volunteers, Small Group/Table Hosts and Assistants, etc.

Registration begins at 8:30AM | Training begins at 9AM

TOPICS COVERED: 
• What is Alpha?
• Best Practices for Running Alpha
• Assembling your Alpha Team
• An in-depth look at Alpha Small Groups and the Alpha -Weekend/Day-Away with hands on Alpha labs and extensive interactive times for Q&A and discussion
• The three Alpha Video choices—including the NEW Alpha Youth Series
• Learning to use Alpha Builder and the team training resources

COST:
Individual: $20
Group (4+): $15

CONTACT US:
northernohioinfo@alphausa.org
440-864-4505

Please go to alphausa.org/runalphabayvillage to register.