February 8-9 | Hillsong Phoenix
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED | PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR
Culture is shifting.
- Only 2 in 10 Americans under 30 believe attending church is important or worthwhile (an all-time low).
- 59 percent of millennials raised in a church have dropped out.
- 35 percent of millennials have an anti-church stance, believing the church does more harm than good. [Barna]
This is more than a problem; this is an opportunity. What if the church finds a way forward? What if this shift represents the soil for spiritual renewal? What if the kingdom of God can break into our new post-Christian reality on earth as it is in heaven?
At The Alpha Conference 2018 we will explore this question: how can we cultivate a kingdom culture within the local church? A culture of unexpected hospitality and grace that breaks down barriers to the gospel. A culture of deepening dependence on prayer and expectancy on God’s Spirit. A culture that builds unity across historical church divides.
Don’t miss this unique conversation and experience to join with churches, leaders, and volunteers across all denominations.
- You will hear real, hope filled stories from proven pioneers on the front lines of the Church.
- You will discover key learnings and best practices from church communities effectively sharing Jesus in contexts increasingly hostile to the gospel.
- You will have a chance to receive more from God for yourself and your team through moments of all-out worship and expectant prayer.
February 8-9 2018
Hillsong Phoenix, Mesa Campus
655 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85203
You won't want to come alone - The Alpha Conference is best experienced when attending with your church team.
A credit card fee of $2.75 will be added to each conference ticket.
- Launch Special - SOLD OUT!
Early Bird - General Individual | Early Bird Pricing Ends October 10$99.00
Early Bird - General Group (10+) | Early Bird Pricing Ends October 10$89.00
- Phoenix Marriott Mesa | Special Conference Pricing Coming Soon$TBD
- Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix-Mesa | Special Conference Pricing Coming Soon$TBD
We are regularly adding to the speaking faculty with updates coming soon. Some speakers currently include:
Thursday, January 31
- Pre-Conference Options
Space is limited. Must register to reserve a spot.
Run Alpha Training | A training for leaders getting started with Alpha.
Alpha Master Class | Take your Alpha to the next level.
2:30 - 5:00 PM
- 5:00 - 6:30 PMCheck-in | Food Trucks Onsite
- 6:30 PM Doors Open
- 6:30 - 9:00 PM Session 1
- 9:00 PM Regional Networking Opportunties
Friday, February 1
- 7:30 AM Check-in
- 9:00 AM Session 2
- 10:30 AMBreak - snacks and drinks provided
- 10:45 AM Session 3
- 12:15 PM Lunch (Option to purchase Gourmet Boxed Lunch - $15)
- 12:30 PM Lunch Breakout Options
Space is limited. Must register to reserve a spot.
Explore Alpha Youth | Exploring Alpha Youth—Equipping students to reach their generation.
Explore Alpha Catholic | Exploring Alpha in a Catholic Context—Answering the call for the New Evangelization.
Explore Alpha Prisons | Exploring Alpha in Prison—Taking the gospel to the darkest place on earth.
- 2:00 PM Session 4
- 4:00 PM The Alpha Conference Concludes
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.
Alpha is primarily run by churches and they are hosted in places like church halls, bars, coffee shops, prisons, schools and homes. Typically, Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk about the basics of the Christian faith and a discussion at the end where guests are encouraged to share their thoughts and perspectives without fear of judgement.
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.
Who is The Alpha Conference for?
The Alpha Conference is for anyone wanting to share the good news of Jesus in today’s society. You could be a church leader, staff, lay leader, 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.
Do I need to be running Alpha for this conference to be valuable to me?
No. This is a unique conversation for the entire church. We will showcase the ways leaders and communities are embracing a new dependence on prayer and the work of the Spirit. You will hear stories of churches who are reclaiming the power of listening and rediscovering the art of hospitality. And together, we will celebrate the unprecedented movement towards a growing unity in the Church across every dividing line.
Will this conference just explain and promote Alpha?
Though we love Alpha and are obviously biased towards it, we even think a conference like that would be a little boring.
No, this is a conversation around what we are facing as the church today in America. At Alpha, we work with so many churches from so many different denominations and contexts. In recent years, we have noticed a rising hunger across them all.
Our greatest desire is for your lives and communities to be touched and renewed by the power of the Spirit. We trust that through intimate moments of prayer and worship, we will receive “more” from God in transforming ways.
When and where is the conference taking place?
The Alpha Conference 2019 is January 31 - February 1 at Hillsong Phoenix - Mesa Campus, 655 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203.
What is the cost to attend the event?
Launch Special $89
Early Bird Registration (ends September 30th) $99
Early Bird Group (10+) Registration (ends September 30th) $89
General Admission $109
General Admission Group (10+) Registration $99
Friday Gourmet Lunch $15
Pre-Conference Run Alpha Training (January 31, 2:30pm-5pm) $10
Pre Conference Alpha Master Class (January 31, 2:30pm-5pm) $10
Are meals included in the registration cost?
Meals are not included in your ticket price. However, you can add a $15 box lunch to your standard ticket purchase for Friday, February 1. Upon purchase you can select a meat or vegetarian option.
What is the travel and lodging?
The closest airport to Hillsong Mesa Campus is Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l Airport (PHX)
Conference Host Hotels:
Holiday Inn & Suites Mesa $TBD
Phoenix Marriott Mesa $TBD
Call and mention "The Alpha Conference" to receive a discounted rate (limited availability).
Can I reserve tickets now and pay for them later?
Sorry, we are not able to reserve tickets. You are required to pay in full when making your booking; the system will only register your booking at the point of a completed payment. If you get to the payment page but do not pay, you will not be registered on the system and your tickets will be lost.
Are refunds available if I need to cancel?
Refunds are available up to 14 days of the conference. Please contact us for any refund requests.
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.
Will you be live streaming the event?
We will not be live streaming the event so please join us in Phoenix.
We would love to help answer any questions and assist in making your trip as enjoyable as possible.
Please call us at 1-800-DO-ALPHA or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.