Welcome to the Alpha Conference
We are so excited you are here for the first Alpha Conference in nearly a decade. We have been praying for each of you as you made your way across the nation for this moment together. We look forward to God meeting us in powerful ways and transforming our hearts.
This site provides all the information you need to make the most of your conference experience. If you have any questions, just find someone with a red nametag—they are here to help!
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The Alpha Conference is being hosted at Hillsong Phoenix-Mesa 655 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203.
Registration is outdoors under the Ramada.
All main sessions are held in the Worship Center.
Alpha Youth Series Breakout is in the basement of the Family Life Center.
Alpha Best Practices breakout is in the Family Life Center.
Resources are available in the lobby of the Worship Center.
Restrooms are available in the lobbies of the Worship Center, the Family Life Center, the Hub and the Generations Center.
Friday, February 9
7:30 AM Check-in
8:45 - 10:15 AM Session 2
10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 12:15 PM Session 3
12:15 - 1:45 PM Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:30 PM Breakouts
1:45 - 3:45 PM Session 4
3:45 - 7:00 PM Dinner Break
7:00 - 9:00 PM Worship and Prayer Night
Thursday, February 8
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pre-Conference Dinner (SOLD OUT)
5:00 - 6:45 PM Check-in
6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 - 9:30 PM Session 1
Need to Know
We are excited to announce that we have added some optional breakout sessions to our program.
Alpha Youth Series Breakout
Ben Woodman and Jason Ballard, hosts of the Alpha Youth Series, are leading a breakout about reaching and discipling high school students using the Alpha Youth Series. The Alpha Youth Series has helped thousands of leaders around the globe to empower youth to live out their faith and share Jesus with their friends.
Please join Ben and Jason on Friday at 12:30pm in the Family Life Center.
Alpha Best Practices Breakout
Come and learn seven best practices that enable Alpha to flourish, grow and reproduce. These simple practices help maximize the potential of Alpha within any context and establish a culture that bears fruit for years to come.
Please join John Wentz on Friday at 12:30 in the Family Life Center.
On Friday afternoon there is a Catholic Mass. Afterwards there is food and a time of connection before the Worship and Prayer Night with Matt Maher.
Please join us on Friday at 4pm in the Family Life Center.
Prayer is at the heart of everything we do. There are two primary ways to engage in prayer during the conference:
We have a prayer room that is open throughout the Conference. Come and pray for your church, team, or your community. Be creative. Prayer is not limited to mere words. Pray through art, poetry, and song. We hope this room will be a refuge for all who enter. Also, someone is always there if you would like intercession.
The prayer room is located off the lobby of the Worship Center.
Following many of the main sessions are times of prayer ministry. There are teams of people waiting to pray for you and intercede with you.
Visit the resource center during your time at the conference.
One of our values is to create the very best resources at no cost to the church and guests. That is why we created Alpha Builder, an online tool to equip you with everything you need to run and promote Alpha.
To complement this, we also have beautifully designed, physical resources like DVDs, books and manuals and helpful promotional assets like banners, posters and postcards— all available for purchase at a special discounted rate for conference attendees.
Our speakers are thought leaders in the church in America. Come explore their books where they tackle relevant issues for the church today.
Where to Eat
For those who ordered a boxed lunch for Friday, collect your lunch outside under the Ramada just by showing your ticket.
We hope you make the most of your stay and explore the amazing city of Phoenix.
Alpha exists to serve the church in her mission to help people discover and develop a relationship with Jesus. We make all of our resources available at no cost to churches and guests and millions of people around the world have met Jesus through Alpha.
Alpha is 100% funded by the generosity of friends like you. Will you consider a gift and help make it possible for more people to experience the love of Jesus on Alpha?
We are so excited to launch this new conference format. Please take less than 5min to fill out this quick feedback survey so that we can improve future experiences.
When and Where is The Alpha Conference?
The Alpha Conference is February 8-9 at Hillsong Phoenix - Mesa Campus, which is located at 655 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203.
What do I need to bring?
Please provide a photo ID upon arrival and your printed or digital ticket. We always recommend bringing a journal or way to take notes.
How will I check-in?
All attendees are required to present their e-ticket on a smart phone or printed ticket to gain entry. Registration begins at 5pm on February 8 under the Ramada.
Who is the Alpha Conference for?
The Alpha Conference is for anyone passionate about transformation. You could be a church leader, on a staff team, a volunteer, someone who loves alpha, and anyone in between. If you are longing to experience spiritual renewal in the local church, hungry to see God work in a post Christian world, and looking to create space for listening and hospitality as a way of reaching your community - then this is for you.
Will there be a live stream at the Alpha Conference?
We will not be live streaming the event so please join us in Phoenix.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is space where people outside the church can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, honest and informal environment.
It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops, prisons, schools and homes. Typically, Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where guests can share their thoughts.
Millions of people have tried Alpha in over 100 countries. Alpha runs in every part of the global church, including the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and all mainline Protestant denominations.
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