Almost 100 delegates and speakers attended the Accelerate regional Alpha conference in Southsea, Hampshire last week.
The event was an opportunity for Church and Alpha leaders to meet and encourage each other as well as share advice on leading Alpha courses.
The event was opened by the Bishop of Portsmouth, Christopher Foster.
The event had two tracks for those that were new to Alpha and those with more experience.
A team from HTB and Alpha delivered various talks on the Alpha course including Alpha DNA, Essential Elements and the Theology of Alpha.
There were a number of seminars including Youth and Student Alpha, Senior Alpha and Sports Alpha.
The Marriage and Parenting courses from Relationship Central were also discussed at the conference.
It is hoped that each region of the UK will hold their own Accelerate event.
The next Accelerate is on the 22 June and will be held in Swansea.
More details can be found here.