Brenden Burgess, a pastor at Newlife Uniting Church, runs Alpha twice a year as a key element of their outreach on the Gold Coast.
Recently, three professed atheists told the Alpha leaders after the first day, “We won’t be coming back”. However, two of them made it right through the 10 weeks and one now regularly attends the church.
Brenden says Alpha has been worth the investment. "We took a step of faith. It’s been really good."
He also sees Alpha as an amazing tool for developing leaders—people who never thought they could lead stepped up in confidence. “We wouldn’t consider not doing Alpha ever again,” says Brenden. “I can’t see us going backwards!”