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 Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey 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 Mid Atlantic 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.
“Alpha has given us a consistently simple and fun way to welcome people on the margins into our lives as a church family. It has taught us how to listen attentively, empathize with people’s life journey and consider their sincere questions with love and respect. Whether in prisons, coffee shops, community outreach centers or a person’s living room, Alpha keeps the conversation relevant and accessible to all. We love running Alpha at West Shore because we get to be with people as they come to know Jesus. The evidence of new life is undeniable!”
– Renee Blanchard, Multiply and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
West Shore Free Church
Portland/Northwest Network Director
Bonnie first experienced Alpha while living in London with her family, where they were members of Holy Trinity Brompton Church. Upon returning from London, she served as an active board member of Alpha Mid Atlantic for close to a decade.
Bonnie was a banker in both New York and Boston before deciding to leave the workforce to raise her children full-time. During those years she was a vital volunteer leader, fundraiser, and board member at several different nonprofit organizations. She is an experienced Bible teacher and is an engaging speaker at church and leadership retreats. Bonnie writes regularly on her website, www.bonnieoneil.com, and has published a book entitled, My Identity is in Christ, which explores how to live in the freedom God intends for us.
Bonnie is passionate about being a “Kingdom culture maker” and about leading others into relationship with Jesus. Please reach out to see how Alpha Mid Atlantic can help you!
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 Portland/Northwest 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.