Dear Friend,

What an incredible time the past few months have been. And yet, when I look towards the next 12 months, I’m convinced that God has even more challenging and exciting things in store!

Our global invitation will soon go out with the goal of asking one billion people to join the adventure of Alpha in 2017. It’s by far the biggest goal in Alpha’s history. But we’re praying that God will do amazing things – even more than we could have hoped or imagined for (Eph. 3:20).

Also, as you’ve read on these pages, Bear Grylls will be the Alpha Ambassador in 2017. His story is inspiring and powerful and has the potential to reach people of all ages, and, in particular, young men – often the hardest group to reach for Jesus.

All of this is thanks to you, along with your support and prayers for your local church and for Alpha.

The goals before us are lofty with a lot of hard work to be done. The vision is big but, as the Church embraces it, we will break new ground together. I encourage you to be praying and planning with your local church in the coming months. Can you picture an Alpha billboard in your neighbourhood, and the impact it could have?

The heart of Alpha is to see a culture of evangelism in Australia. I’m so grateful we share that passion!

With love and appreciation, 

Melinda Dwight, National Director

Melinda Dwight, National Director