An Inmate’s Experience on Alpha

In 2018, more than 33,000 people behind bars in the U.S. heard of Jesus’ love and forgiveness through Alpha. Take a moment and watch this inmate share a poem he wrote about his experience at Alpha.
In the midst of this place, strangers became family
The Holy Spirit blew upon our face, whispering in our ear, “free”
Free from the chains you cannot see
Sorrow, guilt and shame are no more your name
Forgiven and free is who you will be

What a life change; a new hope for eternity and a new outlook on life today for this man! These words fill us with excitement and anticipation as more and more churches are taking Alpha to share with “the least of these,” by running Alpha in Prisons. 

In 2018, we saw more than 540 prison facilities run Alpha programs, a 23% increase from 2017. See more stories about lives transformed through Alpha and the local church in our 2018 Annual Report.

In 2018, we saw more than 540 prison facilities run Alpha programs.


This track is full of amazing main-stage speakers who will showcase the power of prayer in every generation, equip you to live a naturally supernatural life and train you to heal as Jesus did. Senior pastors, church leaders, non-profit leaders, this track is you!

Workshops in this Track

Learnings from Asbury on the Power of Prayer

Speaker: Angela Chadwick, Global Director of Prayer, Alpha USA

Alpha’s Global Director of Prayer will interview some of the spiritual leaders involved in the Asbury revival where a chapel worship service caught the attention of our country. You’ll hear stories of how the students were deeply moved by God through the simplest forms of worship and how the leaders made sure the only celebrity on stage was Jesus. You’ll also be amazed by the powerful breakthroughs in young people’s lives through the gentlest of prayers.

Additionally, we will explore how the resurgence of faith in one small American town is relevant to every person in the Church and how it shapes how we share the good news in a good way with this generation.

How to Facilitate Eternal Connections with Jesus

Speaker: Danielle Strickland, Spiritual Leader, Justice Advocate, Communicator, Peacemaker

Encounter is God’s favorite way to spiritual revelation. Why do we emphasize information-formation as our primary means of discipleship? What if we put more time, energy, and effort into facilitating more encounters? Be prepared to discuss together how cultivating curiosity becomes a means to do just that. We will talk techniques, experiences, and new ideas.

Everyday Miracles

Speakers: Dr. Chloe Swart, Associate National Director for Alpha UK, and Dr. Russo Swart, New Wine Cymru Prophetic and Healing Team

This workshop will look at how to heal the sick as a part of our everyday missional lives. Following Chloe’s PhD studying healing miracles in Wales, Chloe found that Christians in Wales were praying for their friends, family, and colleagues, in the gym, in the supermarket, at work; wherever they found themselves, as well as in church services, and Alpha courses. Healing is a missional tool that points toward Jesus. Unpack the theology of healing, while also hearing very practical teaching and demonstration of how to heal the sick in an everyday way.

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