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Welcome!

Alpha USA Twin Cities exists to help you run Alpha effectively.

We work with a growing network of churches and ministries throughout Minnesota, North and South Dakota and western Wisconsin 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 their 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 is increasingly more and more relevant to our community and as a result we are seeing growth in this region.  

You can find Alphas running in restaurants, coffee shops, dorm rooms, churches, prisons, youth groups, bars and taprooms, YMCAs, re-entry groups and at work. 

Whether you’re looking for an Alpha to join or want to run Alpha for a group of friends, we’re here to help.

Contact the Twin Cities 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 Twin Cities Events

Join us at our next Run Alpha training 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.  Click the link to find additional regional Alpha training events and Alpha consortium gatherings.

 

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 each Alpha course for details.


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Church Endorsement

“With Alpha, why re-invent the wheel?  It just works… it’s just so encouraging to have an option for our people to get discipled, find friends, and grow closer to God.” 


- Peter and Carol Haas
Lead Pastors
Substance Church


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Twin Cities Network Director

Steve is the Network Director of the Alpha Twin Cities Region, which includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and western Wisconsin.  He joined Alpha in 2008 after serving 5 churches over 27 years in ministry as an ordained pastor.  Steve's passion is to serve Jesus by assisting individuals, churches and ministry organizations to develop a culture of invitation and a capacity for evangelism. 

Steve is married to his high school sweetheart, Merlajean, a puppeteer.  They have two grown children, one grandchild, and a Golden Retriever, named Toast.

 


Contact Us

Steve Gartland
6201 W 135th Street
Savage, MN 55378
Email: stevegartland@alphausa.org  
Phone Number: (612) 720-3870 (cell) 
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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 the Twin Cities 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.