Equipping and encouraging the Church to reach the world.
At Alpha, we believe questions are always a great place to start. When we look at the challenges facing the church in America, it forces us to ask honest questions about ourselves and the churches we lead.
How do the new trends in evangelism reveal the challenges and hope-filled approaches to reach a lost generation? Barna and Alpha release a joint study on Trends in Evangelism—exclusively at TAC19.
How can our churches and cities be renewed through prayer?
How do we reclaim the culture of hospitality and listening?
How do we forge kingdom friendships for greater unity across dividing lines?
At The Alpha Conference, we gather together to ask thought-provoking questions, encounter God in ways that re-anchor us in His power, and discover paths forward in reaching the world with the good news of Jesus.
Together, with churches of all denominations, let's reshape the future church to see the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven.
January 31-February 1
Hillsong Phoenix - Mesa Campus
655 East University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
January 31 - February 1 2019
Hillsong Phoenix, Mesa Campus
655 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85203
We are regularly adding to the speaking faculty with updates coming soon. Some speakers currently include:
Thursday, January 31
Space is limited. Must register to reserve a spot.
Explore Alpha | A training for leaders getting started with Alpha.
Grow Alpha | Improve and strengthen your Alpha to take it up a notch 2:30 - 5:00 PM
5:00 PMCheck-in | Food Trucks Onsite
6:15 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Session 1
Evening Regional Networking Opportunities
Friday, February 1
7:30 AM Check-in
8:00 AM Catholic Mass
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 in a Catholic Context | 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
You won't want to come alone - The Alpha Conference is best experienced when attending with your church team.
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 Explore Alpha (January 31, 2:30pm-5pm) $10
Pre Conference Grow Alpha (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
Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa
Hyatt Place Mesa
Book through links provided or 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 email@example.com.