Evergreen’s Story

It was a challenging season for the youth ministry at Evergreen Church. It seemed much of what they tried was not reaching teens outside the church. Pastor Elijah Mayanja felt stuck. 

But when students from the ministry attended a church-wide Alpha, the tides began to turn. Those students captured a vision to reach their friends. Alpha not only provided a way for Evergreen to help students develop a personal relationship with Jesus, but to also make their faith exciting. And they couldn’t get enough. 

The students’ faith and enthusiasm were contagious. They proposed running The Alpha Youth Series to Pastor Elijah and after just two sessions, Evergreen saw 150 new students attending from the community. 

Watch the video (above) to see how just a few students, a committed youth pastor, and The Alpha Youth Series has begun to transform an entire community. See how God is changing lives, churches, and communities in the 2018 Annual Report

After just two sessions, Evergreen saw 150 new students attending from the community.


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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