In the coffee fuelled capital and tourist-driven area of South Kensington sits the HTB and Alpha office, directly opposite the Natural History Museum, where Bonnie is at work as the Global COO for Alpha International.
After over sixteen years Bonnie of commuting to HTB’s birthplace, Bonnie has perfected the elevator pitch for Alpha through more than just rubbing up alongside the vision. Bonnie casts a vision for mission in the church today and shares the culture of expectation for people to come to faith all around the world.
Does your church operate on the assumption that people will regularly come to faith? Bonnie has insight into the long-term effects of instilling Alpha and its culture into the heart of the church. For a church to become a place of safety and rescue, values of Alpha go beyond good hospitality. It’s something in the DNA. From what we celebrate to how we tell stories of lives changed through Alpha, expectation is invited into the core of the church to see society transformed.
'God was calling people to come into what he was doing and the growth of his kingdom all the time. That’s the culture Alpha facilitated and fostered. This is what I want to see happening all over the world.'
Many people run Alpha for the first time because a friend is interested in finding out more, or to help their church to be more outward looking. As Alpha begins to be part of the regular pattern of the church, as different people serve as leaders and helpers, over time the culture and expectations of the church can begin to change.
How can you begin experiencing a church culture of expectation? Find out more about running Alpha in your local church. If you already are and Alpha is changing your experience of evangelism and the culture of your church, so that it’s normal to see people becoming Christians regularly,we would love to hear all about it.