Ger Jones has toured Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, and Brisbane this month, holding “Alpha masterclasses”.
His tour has coached churches that are keen to see their Alpha course thrive.
Alpha comprises 12 talks and discussion groups around a shared meal introducing the basics of the Christian faith.
The senior pastor at Vintage Church in Los Angeles has seen his church grow to 1,200 members thanks largely to the enormous growth in its Alpha course.
From five people at its first Alpha six years ago, the course attracted 450 to its most recent outing.
Mr Jones told Eternity News Alpha has never been more relevant in societies such as Australia, America and Britain – where an increasing percentage people would never go to church but still want to explore the big questions of life.
As of this year, 26 million people worldwide had taken part in an Alpha course, including half a million in Australia.
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