Alpha USA Iowa exists to help you run Alpha effectively.

We work with a growing network of churches and ministries throughout Iowa to train and equip teams to run Alpha. As a result, more people are encountering Christ, and churches are being transformed as their people are being activated to share about faith in Jesus through Alpha.

We desire to see the Kingdom of God made known amidst our post-Christian society. “Alpha was birthed into a similar cultural landscape in London where people were hungry for a safe space that allowed them to ask questions, express doubts, and explore faith. Alpha continues to grow in our region as well. Search below to find out how you can be involved. 

Contact the Iowa team

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
— Matthew 28:19-20


Alpha Iowa Events

Join us at our next Run Alpha event. Gather with other churches across the network to learn and practice some of the unique elements of Alpha. When finished, you will have everything you need to run Alpha.


Find an Alpha

Find an Alpha in your area or visit one to see how a church runs it in their unique context.
This is one of the best ways to see what Alpha is all about. Contact the Alpha administrator for details.

Guest Endorsement

“I have been a believer dating back to my childhood.  Although we were not a church going family, I remember my dad intently watching the Billy Graham specials whenever they were on.  That must have stuck with me on some level, although I had a few of the details wrong.  I didn't understand grace and faith.  I thought I could buy my way into heaven by doing good.  I spent years getting very angry with myself if I thought I had messed up in God's eyes.  I started coming to the church approximately 5 years ago after meeting a neighbor, who told me about Prairie Ridge and Alpha.  My life has been transformed since then.  I am of course, still struggling as we humans always do, but my faith in the Lord is strong and as time goes by I see my heart being changed little by little, day by day. ” 

- Bob
Alpha Guest
Prairie Ridge Church

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The Alpha Iowa Network Director

Amy Thorson equips and serves the Church in its mission to help people discover and develop a relationship with Jesus through Alpha.  She wants to join you in creating a safe space where people can ask questions, experience God and watch as he transforms hearts and lives.  

Her and her husband of 31 years have 2 daughters and son-in-laws with 6 wonderful grandchildren.  They love to entertain family in their home, but when the weather is nice they are off riding motorcycle on these beautiful country roads.

Five years ago she felt God calling her out of the comforts of her job and into a volunteer position with Alpha USA in the Iowa location.  A few years later a position became available and she then moved up to be the Network Director for the state where she has been serving since.  She feels so blessed to be a part of helping the Church grow in their faith journey.  

Contact Us

Amy Thorson
Email: amythorson@alphausa.org 

Support Alpha

Alpha is funded by the generosity of donors who make it possible for us to provide Alpha resources completely free to churches and guests.  If you’d like to support the work of Alpha and its work in Iowa please click the button below.  Your generosity directly supports our mission to equip and serve the church in its mission to help people to discover and develop a relationship with Jesus through Alpha.