Welcome!

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 Washington 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.

Contact the Washington 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 Washington 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 Experience

Alpha allowed me to be ok with being curious. It was a safe place for me to ask the big questions, get answers, and wonder some more. I met wonderful people who grew to be trusted friends and strengthened my friendship with the friend who invited me to Alpha. My experience at Alpha opened my eyes to all the wonders of God and guided me back to faith.

-Merissa, Gig Harbor, WA


Pastor Endorsement

I don’t think it’s a real word, but I tell people all of the time that Alpha is the funnest thing that I get to do in ministry! And Alpha has been such a win for us at Eastridge Church, aligning with the DNA of who we are so well. We have three drivers that inform every part of who we are and what we do – we are an outreach church, we are an embracing church, and we are a discipling church. Alpha does all of these things with excellence, reaching out to anyone and everyone, inviting them to come and see who Jesus is. Offering every person the opportunity to be in relationship with God, as well as build relationship with others. And Alpha gives people the opportunity to process out loud, the key components of a life changed through faith. Every time I get up in front of the room and say, “Welcome to Alpha!”, it’s the highlight of my week! You need to try Alpha too!

– Pastor Shannon DeVries
Eastridge Church, Issaquah WA


Washington Network Director

Christian is the Network Director for Washington State. He joined the Alpha USA team in 2015 after serving in faith-based addiction recovery ministries where Alpha played a vital role. Christian is passionate about helping mobilize invitations so more people can explore faith and meet Jesus. He loves helping churches and organizations create a safe space to ask questions, have open discussion, and experience God.

Christian lives in Kent with his wife, Kari who he met at Alpha. They have been married for 6 years and love serving together. Christian is an avid golfer who loves playing in tournaments. He is a fan of most sports and enjoys mountaineering and hiking in the Cascades with Kari after church when the Seahawks aren’t playing.


Contact Us

Christian Downs
Email: christiandowns@alphausa.org
Phone Number: (253) 431-2555

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 Washington 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. 

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