2019 Alpha Ministries Summer Celebration
The 2019 Alpha Summer Celebration and 95th Annual Conference Session were hosted on June 27-29, 2019 at Harvest Christian Center in Cantonment, FL.
This was such a special time in the Lord. There was good attendance and sweet fellowship throughout. Derek Lewis, Tara Bethea and the Harvest worship team were excellent. Dr. Terry Tramel’s ministry was incredibly rich and his messages were both stirring and timely. Praise the Lord for his scriptural insight and anointed preaching.
Alpha Conference expresses our sincere appreciation to Pastor William & Lisa Strickland and Harvest Christian Center for serving as our host church. We are grateful for their “Welcome Home” hospitality, joyful spirit, ministry excellence and serving the Alpha family with admirable distinction. Thank you and congratulations on a job extremely well done.
95th Annual Conference Session
Total attendance for the 2019 Conference Session was approximately 120. There was a wonderful sense of unity and purpose in the session, which began with worship and the observance of Holy Communion. Several vignettes follow to share some of the highlights.
2018 Church Growth & Health
At the end of 2018, Alpha had 49 churches, total church membership of 4,877 and an average of 2,736 people attending weekend worship services.
- 12 churches reported composite growth (average of membership and worship attendance)
- 5 churches achieved at least 10% composite growth
- 7 churches achieved at least 10% worship growth (not included in the 10% composite)
Alpha churches and ministries reported 1,071 confessions of faith in 2018, 215 water baptisms, 185 sanctification experiences and 129 Holy Spirit baptisms. Moreover, Alpha has witnessed at least 1,000 salvation testimonies annually since 2007. Praise God!
Diamond & Gold Growth Awards
Four churches received the Diamond Church Growth Award for experiencing 10% or more composite growth during 2018: Christian Fellowship Tabernacle (14%), Turning Point Church (14%), Iglesia Centro Pentecostal-Jemison (11%) and Rock Christian Center (10%).
One church received the Double Diamond Church Growth Award for exceeding 10% or more composite growth for the past two years: Love’s Way (17% in 2018).
Five churches received the Gold Church Growth Award for exceeding 10% growth in worship attendance: Pineview (18%), Central Chapel (17%), Welcome (15%), Pleasant Plains (13%) and Pilgrim’s Chapel (10%).
River of Life received the Double Gold Growth Award for exceeding worship growth for the past two years (10% in 2018).
Lastly, Victory Christian Center received the Triple Gold Growth Award for exceeding worship growth for the past three years (29% in 2018).
Congratulations to these senior pastors and churches for breaking through to next levels of growth and Kingdom advancement.