One night, crying in his bed with his back to his wife, he prayed a desperate prayer, saying, “God, help me.”
The night after Dan prayed that prayer, he passed a church and decided to go in and give it a try. At his first service, there was an ad for Alpha. During Alpha, Dan felt at ease to just be himself. He felt Jesus come into his life and it changed everything for him.
“Just knowing that Jesus lives in you… that’s powerful… you should never have to be lonely.”
– Dan, Alpha Guest
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In an effort to find a place for his friend, who was an atheist but curious about Christianity, to ask questions about faith, Shawn became an online Alpha leader. He invited 20 friends, eight stayed for the whole course and four became Christians!
Since March 2020, we started training churches to run Alpha online. At that first online training, we had over 480 leaders attend and since that time 4,000 leaders have been trained, leading to over 2,000 online Alphas! Forest City Community Church in London, ON is just one of these church communities impacted by running Alpha online.
Churches are equipping their communities to run Alpha for their friends, family and neighbours. Watch Lisa’s story from London, Ontario, as she shares how she grew up in a family that didn’t believe in God, and was struggling with stress, fear, and anxiety. She attended an Alpha and experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit on the Alpha Weekend. She invited Jesus into her life and since then everything has changed for her.