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 San Francisco 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. 

Want to launch an Alpha in your context with others from across our city? Or are you simply looking for an Alpha near you? Learn more about Alpha in San Francisco here.

Contact the San Francisco 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

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 San Francisco 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. 

San Francisco Alpha 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. 

Church Endorsement

“In a post-Christian culture few things offer a better approach for evangelism than Alpha. In an attempt to “do” evangelism within Kingdom principles, Alpha leads with relationship, hospitality and listening. What a remarkable combination.”

– Transforming the Bay for Christ

Church Endorsement

“Alpha has changed the culture of our church. We went from talking about life transformation to experiencing it. Our leaders have learned to depend on the Holy Spirit and our church has become a safe place for people to explore faith.”

– Daniel Atondo, Lead Pastor @ EDEN

Shauna Pilgreen – San Francisco Network Director

Shauna is the Network Director for San Francisco. Shauna and her family moved to San Francisco in 2010 to plant Epic Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational church in the heart of the city. Shauna has a heart for people to know Jesus, but talking about Him can be intimidating at times. Shauna decided to lead Alpha at her church in 2019. Through hospitality and listening and discussing life’s important questions, Shauna sees Alpha as a bridge between culture and Christ. Her heart is for all of San Francisco to know the love of Jesus. Shauna encourages churches, pastors, and people in their pursuit of making Jesus known.


Workshops in this Track

Navigating the Waters of Faith and Politics

Speakers: John Wentz, Executive Director, Alpha USA, and Josh Williams, Associate National Director of Evangelism and Justice, Vineyard USA

This election year is ramping up to be as polarized as ever. Equip yourself and your teams to navigate the choppy waters of faith and politics during an election cycle. We have a massive opportunity to bring the goodness of God into these conversations or to leave people feeling alienated. Learn five top tips to help your conversations be filled with grace and truth and leave people feeling heard and honored.

Lessons in Evangelism from MLK’s nonviolent Movement

Speaker: Josh Williams, Associate National Director of Evangelism and Justice, Vineyard USA

How should the Church respond in the face of injustice? Hear how lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent movement provide tools to speak out against injustice while presenting a compelling case for the gospel. Josh Williams, associate national director for evangelism and justice for Vineyard USA will host this workshop where you will hear stories and learn tangible practices for engaging injustice while extending the invitation for people to encounter Jesus.

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