Our team is here to walk alongside churches and leaders in discovering how to engage people far from God through hospitality, listening and dependence on the Spirit.
We work with a growing network of churches and ministries throughout Kansas and Missouri 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 activated to share 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. Having a safe space to talk about life’s biggest questions is increasingly more and more relevant to our community and as a result, we are seeing more churches running Alpha.
Alpha has a proven track record of working in a variety of contexts and is readily adaptable to almost any setting. We are here to help you utilize Alpha to introduce your community to Jesus
“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 Kansas/Missouri 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.
When it comes to ministries present in the local church I’ve often advised others to pray, listen, and partner with God to create what you wish YOU had. This has led to followers of Jesus in our church to lead ministries and outreach events that have served various felt needs in our city. Well, Alpha has done it! They have created what I wish I had when I was exploring the Christian faith! Now as a Pastor, Alpha remains such a gift as I lead our church to stay engaged on mission. Alpha is exactly what is needed in the church today to help those who have found hope in Jesus, also bring that hope to others, and they’ve packaged it in such a simple formula that anyone can do it! Invite. Eat. Discuss. Listen. Just Try Alpha!
– Pastor Sarah Zaske
Hope Chapel, Kansas City
KC/MO Network Director
Jenna Gaeddert is the Alpha USA Network Director for Kanas and Missouri. She joined the Alpha USA team in October 2021 and brings with her more than 15 years of non-profit and ministry experience. Most recently, Jenna served as a member of the pastoral staff at a multi-site church in Kansas City where she has helped launch the Alpha course at all of their locations. She is passionate about seeing local churches thrive by creating a culture of prayer and invitation. In addition to coaching and hosting Alpha courses, she enjoys facilitating conversations about emotional and spiritual health, spiritual disciplines, and healthy civic and cultural engagement.
Jenna lives in Olathe, KS with her husband, Bubba, and three boys, Jonah, Lucas, and Micah who help her stay silly. When not hosting a dance party in her kitchen, Jenna can most likely be found at a local coffee shop having conversations with friends about the Enneagram and Jesus.
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 the Kansas/Missouri area, 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.