The Alpha Conference 2019

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

Individual $109 // Groups (10+) $99

 
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Details

When
Equipping and encouraging the Church to reach the world.

Where
Hillsong Phoenix, Mesa Campus
655 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85203
United States

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Speakers

We are regularly adding to the speaking faculty with updates coming soon. Some speakers currently include:


  Harvey Carey     Founder and Senior Pastor, Citadel of Faith Covenant Church    Harvey Carey is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan. Passionate about restoring the inner-city, Carey has partnered with community organizations and nonprofits providing housing, social services and ministry to youth and children in the city of Detroit. His vision for urban renewal unites people across boundaries of race, age, class and culture.

Harvey Carey

Founder and Senior Pastor, Citadel of Faith Covenant Church

Harvey Carey is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan. Passionate about restoring the
inner-city, Carey has partnered with community organizations and nonprofits providing housing, social services and ministry to youth and
children in the city of Detroit. His vision for urban renewal unites people across boundaries of race, age, class and culture.

  Danielle Strickland     Speaker; Author; Justice Advocate    Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools, and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army, and is an Ambassador for Compassion International and Stop The Traffik. Danielle is the author of several books including The Liberating Truth, A Beautiful Mess, and most recently, The Zombie Gospel. Co-founder of Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global and Amplify Peace, Danielle is committed to see people, neighborhoods and the world transform.

Danielle Strickland

Speaker; Author; Justice Advocate

Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools, and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army, and is an Ambassador for Compassion International and Stop The Traffik. Danielle is the author of several books including The Liberating Truth, A Beautiful Mess, and most recently, The Zombie Gospel. Co-founder of Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global and Amplify Peace, Danielle is committed to see people, neighborhoods and the world transform.

  David Kinnaman     Bestselling Author; President, Barna Group    David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies.

David Kinnaman

Bestselling Author; President, Barna Group

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and
businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies.

  Fr. Mike Schmitz     Priest, Diocese of Duluth, MN; Author    Father Mike Schmitz is a Catholic priest, author, and speaker in the Diocese of Duluth, MN. He currently runs the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is also the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese. He is the author of the Belonging study program and is the primary personality in Ascension Presents, weekly YouTube videos offering Catholic perspectives of cultural and societal issues.

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Priest, Diocese of Duluth, MN; Author

Father Mike Schmitz is a Catholic priest, author, and speaker in the Diocese of Duluth, MN. He currently runs the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is also the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese. He is the author of the Belonging study program and is the primary personality in Ascension Presents, weekly YouTube videos offering Catholic perspectives of cultural and societal issues.

  Jon Tyson     Lead Pastor, Church of the City New York; Church Planter; Author    Jon Tyson is a Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States twenty years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority and The Burden is Light. Jon lives in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children. He's as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York.

Jon Tyson

Lead Pastor, Church of the City New York; Church Planter; Author

Jon Tyson is a Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States twenty years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority and The Burden is Light. Jon lives in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children. He's as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York.

  Emmy Wilson    Curate at Holy Trinity Brompton; Chaplain to the Worldwide Prisons   Emmy Wilson ended her 14 year nursing career when the Lord dramatically changed her heart, prompting her to take the gospel to those whose lifestyles made them most vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. She joined the staff of HTB Church, London to begin a ministry responding to AIDS, prostitution, drug addiction, alcoholism and homelessness. Emmy began volunteering at the largest women’s prison in London. This work grew rapidly and 'Alpha for Prisons' was created with 80 countries worldwide running Alpha in Prisons. Ordained in Northern Uganda as Chaplain to the Worldwide Prisons, Emmy has spoken about her work all around the world.

Emmy Wilson

Curate at Holy Trinity Brompton; Chaplain to the Worldwide Prisons

Emmy Wilson ended her 14 year nursing career when the Lord dramatically changed her heart, prompting her to take the gospel to those whose lifestyles made them most vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. She joined the staff of HTB Church, London to begin a ministry responding to AIDS, prostitution, drug addiction, alcoholism and homelessness. Emmy began volunteering at the largest women’s prison in London. This work grew rapidly and 'Alpha for Prisons' was created with 80 countries worldwide running Alpha in Prisons. Ordained in Northern Uganda as Chaplain to the Worldwide Prisons, Emmy has spoken about her work all around the world.

  Ger Jones     Senior Pastor, Vintage Church    Ger Jones, Senior Pastor, planted Vintage Church in 2011 which has grown into 3 thriving campus communities in Los Angeles. Ger has a strong desire to see the Kingdom of God come through evangelism, church planting and renewal of our cities. He has a passion and vision to see the church equipped, mature and called to reach out and invite others into the most wonderful, rich, meaningful relationship of all.

Ger Jones

Senior Pastor, Vintage Church

Ger Jones, Senior Pastor, planted Vintage Church in 2011 which has grown into 3 thriving campus communities in Los Angeles. Ger has a strong desire to see the Kingdom of God come through evangelism, church planting and renewal of our cities. He has a passion and vision to see the church equipped, mature and called to reach out and invite others into the most wonderful, rich, meaningful relationship of all.

  Meredith Andrews     Award-winning Artist; Songwriter; Worship Leader    Over the course of her first two Word albums, people have come to appreciate the Dove Award-winning artist, songwriter and worship leader’s love for God and her heart for people. Andrews’ focus remains on her growing family, serving her church and creating music that lifts the body of Christ to a closer relationship with the Lord.

Meredith Andrews

Award-winning Artist; Songwriter; Worship Leader

Over the course of her first two Word albums, people have come to appreciate the Dove Award-winning artist, songwriter and worship leader’s love for God and her heart for people. Andrews’ focus remains on her growing family, serving her church and creating music that lifts the body of Christ to a closer relationship with the Lord.

  Todd Proctor     Director of Strategic Church Networks, Alpha USA    Todd Proctor is the Director of Strategic Church Networks at Alpha USA. While he was the senior pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Southern California, Todd moved from being an Alpha skeptic to an enthusiastic supporter. He plays a valuable role at Alpha in developing innovative ideas for strategy, vision and prayer, and developing networks with senior church leaders.

Todd Proctor

Director of Strategic Church Networks, Alpha USA

Todd Proctor is the Director of Strategic Church Networks at Alpha USA. While he was the senior pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Southern California, Todd moved from being an Alpha skeptic to an enthusiastic supporter. He plays a valuable role at Alpha in developing innovative ideas for strategy, vision and prayer, and developing networks with senior church leaders.

  Craig Springer     Executive Director, Alpha USA    Craig Springer is the Executive Director of Alpha USA. He has a broad personal background as a Lead Pastor at a campus of Willow Creek Community Church, Teaching Pastor at Cherry Hills Community Church in Denver, and an international church planter. As a result, he views Alpha as a vital tool for all churches.

Craig Springer

Executive Director, Alpha USA

Craig Springer is the Executive Director of Alpha USA. He has a broad personal background as a Lead Pastor at a campus of Willow Creek Community Church, Teaching Pastor at Cherry Hills Community Church in Denver, and an international church planter. As a result, he views Alpha as a vital tool for all churches.

  Hillsong Mesa Worship   The Hillsong Worship Team from Hillsong Phoenix will be leading us along with Meredith Andrews in our times of Worship.

Hillsong Mesa Worship

The Hillsong Worship Team from Hillsong Phoenix will be leading us along with Meredith Andrews in our times of Worship.

Program

Thursday, January 31

  • Pre-Conference Options | $10.00
    Space is limited. Must register to reserve a spot.

    Explore Alpha | Alpha USA's National Team will train leaders getting started with Alpha

    Grow Alpha | Looking to improve and strengthen your Alpha? Join the Alpha USA National Team and pastors leading flourishing Alpha's for tips on taking yours up a notch.

    Alpha Prayer Training | Learn the Alpha Prayer Ministry Model. Led by Emmy Wilson from Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London (Birthplace of Alpha).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 AMCheck-in

  • 7:30 AMCatholic Mass

  • Session 2

    8:30 AM

  • 10:30 AMBreak

  • 11:00 AMSession 3

  • 12:30 PM Lunch (Option to purchase Gourmet Boxed Lunch - $15)

  • 12:45 PM Lunch Breakout Options | No Cost
    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


Saturday, February 2 (Post Conference Offering - Registration Required)

  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMRun Alpha Training | Sun Valley Community Church - Tempe Campus | $25.00/pp // Groups (3+) $15.00/pp
    Led by some of our master trainers. Gather with other churches and leaders from across the country for an interactive training to experience what it is like to run Alpha in your context. More information and to register go to:


Booking information

You won't want to come alone - The Alpha Conference is best experienced when attending with your entire team.

Tickets
Price

  • General Individual$109.00

  • General  Group (10+)$99.00

  • Launch SpecialSOLD OUT

  • Early Bird SOLD OUT

Conference Host Hotels
Price

FAQs

 

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?

Tickets
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

Optional Ad-ons:
Friday Gourmet Lunch $15
Pre-Conference Explore Alpha (January 31, 2:30pm-5pm) $10
Pre Conference Grow Alpha (January 31, 2:30pm-5pm) $10
Pre Conference Alpha Prayer Training (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?

Airport: 
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.

Contact Us

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 alphaconference@alphausa.org.