San Francisco

Explore life’s big questions

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a fun dinner series followed by group conversations centered around exploring the big questions of life, spirituality, and faith from a Christian lens in a laid back and non-judgmental environment.

It’s designed for those who do not consider themselves Christians or for those who are rethinking their faith. If you are curious, skeptical, or just have questions, bring them to Alpha and explore them with new friends!

How it works

Alpha is like a dinner party, where guests are invited to socialize, watch a short film, and engage in judgment-free discussion. Each evening features a 25-minute talk or film designed to inspire more questions than provide answers as they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?

The best part of the night is the conversation, where you will get to know the people around the dinner table, ask big questions, and share your thoughts and experiences of life and faith. Each group is led through the evening by a host who asks questions and leads conversation around the night's question.

You are free to share or ask whatever you'd like and as much or as little as you're comfortable with.

Find an Alpha near you

Epic Church
250 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Tuesday evening | Thursday evening for young professionals

Reality SF
1325 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Tuesday evening

KROC Center
240 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Sunday morning

Cornerstone Evangelical Baptist Church
501 Cambridge St, San Francisco, CA 94134
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Sunday afternoon

Mission Blue
99 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
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Canvas
385 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
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Monday evening

Sanctuary Church
2555 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
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Wednesday evening

Radiance Christian Church
1290 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Sunday afternoon

San Francisco Worship Center
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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The Salvation Army SoMa Corps
360 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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Sunday morning

Daring Faith Celebration Center
355 Ocean Ave San Francisco, CA 94112
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Saturday morning

Alpha at Bernal Home
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Alpha at 72 Townsend
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ENCOUNTER

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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