The East Africa Alpha Conference
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 June 2019
At the East Africa Alpha Conference 2019 we will explore how to break down barriers to the gospel, cultivate a culture of unexpected hospitality and unpack the practicalities of running Alpha. We will consider how in a culture rooted in Christianity we can ensure head knowledge is turning into heart knowledge, where individuals are in relationship with Christ and their church communities. All while encouraging a deeper dependence and expectancy on God’s Spirit.
We will join together in times of teaching, worship, prayer and group discussion to discover how evangelism can become an integral part of our churches mission across East Africa.
Don’t miss this unique conversation and experience to join with churches, leaders and volunteers from across East Africa:
You will hear real, hope-filled stories from individuals putting evangelism at the forefront of their church's ministry.
You will discover key learnings and best practices from church communities effectively sharing Jesus across East Africa.
You will have a chance to receive more from God for yourself and your team through moments of all-out worship and expectant prayer.
28/06/2019 - 29/06/2019
All Saints Cathedral
100 Kenyatta Ave
Nairobi, Nairobi County
Friday 28th June 2019
08:00 - 8:30 Registration, Networking & Coffee
08:30 - 9:00 Opening Prayer & Worship Session 1
09:00 - 9:20 Session 1 - Welcome & Setting the Atmosphere
09:20 - 10:00 Session 2 - Exposition of Theme part 1
10:00 -10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 -11:00 Worship Session 2
11:00 -11:50 Session 3
11:50 -12:00 Bio Break
12:00 -13:00 Session 4
13:00 -13:05 Announcements
13:05 – 14:05 Lunch Break
Breakaways - Youth, Run Alpha, Alpha Contexts (Prisons, Catholic)
14:10 – 14:20 Worship Session 3: Worship Team
14:20 – 15:15 Session 5 - Exposition of Theme part 3 (Empowerment):
15:15 – 15:30 Stories/Testimonies: Various
15:30 – 15:50 Worship Session 4: Worship Team
15:50 – 16:50 Session 6 - The tools (Experiencing Alpha)
16:50 – 17:00 Bio Break
17:00 – 17:10 Testimonies
17:10 – 17:30 Worship Session 5: Worship Team
17:30 – 18:00 Session 7 - A Call to Go, Prayer & Commissioning
18:00 – 18:50 Session 8 (Optional & Open to all): Extended Worship & Prayer - W/Team
18:50 – 19:00 Vote of Thanks & Closing
Saturday 29th June 2019
08:00 - 8:30 Registration, Networking & Coffee
08:30 - 8:40 Welcome & Introduction
08:40 - 9:00 Worship Session
09:00 - 9:30 Session 1
09:35 -10:15 Session 2
10:15 -10:45 Tea/Coffee Break
10:45 -12:00 Session 3
12:00 -12:45 Session 4
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:00 Worship Session
14:00 - 14:45 Session 5
14:45 -15:00 Bio Break
15:00 - 16:15 Session 7
16:15 - 16:25 Closing remarks
16:25 - 16:30 Closing Prayer and Close of Conference
What is Alpha?
Alpha is space where people outside the church can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, honest and informal environment.
It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops, prisons, schools and homes. Typically, Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where guests can share their thoughts.
Millions of people have tried Alpha in over 100 countries. Alpha runs in every part of the global church, including the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and all mainline Protestant denominations.
Who is The East Africa Alpha Conference for?
The East Africa Alpha Conference is for anyone passionate about transformation. You could be a church leader, on a staff team, a volunteer, someone who loves alpha, and anyone in between. If you are longing to experience spiritual renewal in the local church, hungry to see more people come to faith across East Africa, and looking to create space for listening and hospitality as a way of reaching your community - then this is for you.
Do I need to be running Alpha for this conference to be valuable to me?
No. This is a unique conversation for anyone passionate about the Church. We will showcase the ways leaders and communities are sharing the good news across East Africa. You will hear stories of churches who are reclaiming the power of listening and rediscovering the art of hospitality. And together, we will celebrate the unprecedented movement towards a growing unity in the Church across every dividing line.
Will this conference just explain and promote Alpha?
Though we love Alpha and are obviously biased towards it, even we think a conference like that would be a little boring.
No, this is a conversation around what we are facing as the church today across East Africa. At Alpha, we work with many churches from many different denominations and contexts and we have noticed a need for this specific gathering.
Our greatest desire for this event is for your lives and communities to be touched and renewed by the power of the Spirit. We trust that through intimate moments of worship and waiting, we will receive “more” from God in transforming ways.
When and where is the conference taking place?
The 2019 East Africa Alpha Conference will be taking place on the 28th and 29th of July at CITAM Valley Road, Nairobi, Kenya.
What is the cost to attend the event?
- Registration (1 ticket) 1,000 KSH.
Is lunch included in the registration cost?
No lunch is not included in the registration cost but there will be tea and coffee breaks during the conference.
Do you have any travel and lodging tips?
Airport: The closest airport to CITAM Valley Road is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Hotel: For anyone looking to stay in Nairobi close the CITAM Valley Road, we will update with a list of hotels soon.
Can I by tickets without MPESA or on the day?
Yes! We wish to make the East Africa Alpha Conference accessible to anyone across East Africa.
To pay via a bank transfer: Fill out the booking form above, putting the word 'BANK' into the MPESA receipt section. The bank details are:
Alpha Kenya Trust. NIC BANK, Junction Branch. 1005342909. SWIFT CODE (for payments outside of Kenya): NINCKENA.
To Pay on the day: We will have tickets for sale at CITAM Valley Road on the day of the conference and the day before the conference for people to purchase. These will be priced at 1,000 KSH.
Who will be speaking at the event?
The speaker line-up can be found above - the speakers will be joining us from across Asia, East Africa, the UK and South Africa.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring photo ID on arrival to collect your tickets. We also recommend bringing a Bible and pen.
Will you be live streaming the event?
No, we will not be live streaming the event so please do join us in Nairobi.
We would love to help answer any questions and assist in making sure you can attend the East Africa Alpha Conference 2018. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +254 (0) 707 998 371 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.