New to Harambee?
If you're new or just checking out Jesus and Harambee, you probably have lots of questions. We'd love to help answer them and explain how the gospel shapes our lives as a community. Family and mission are an integral part of our identity, so the best way to dig deeper is to join a Group - that's where you not just hear about these ideas but work them out in real life by God's grace. Our Group leaders can walk you through all the basics of the Christian faith.
This page is intended to be a supplement to conversations with a leader (but you can start here too). You'll find links to more info and media to help you see how the gospel of Jesus shapes our life.
What is the Gospel?
Our story, who we are, how we live... it's all about Jesus. By God's grace, we are learning as a family to allow who Jesus is and what he has accomplished on our behalf to saturate everything about us. Even if you've heard it before, begin here with the gospel. You might be surprised. We hope Jesus (not us) takes your breath away.
- Download the What is the Gospel pdf.
Identity & Rhythms
Who we are is because of Jesus and how we live in the everyday is because of Jesus. The letters in the New Testament show this pattern over and over: the gospel, our new identity because of the gospel and then how we should live in light of that.
The primary way Harambee Church encourages members to engage in weekly fellowship is through Groups. Group members live life together as a family on God's mission, seeing each other often and gathering together in homes at least weekly. For many, it's a radical shift to go from thinking church is something people merely attend to being the Church all the time.
How Soma Grows
Soma, like any family, has many parts and is constantly changing and growing up, out and all over. We've been shaped by the ancient biblical ways of being the family of God on mission and by considering how we bring that to our modern contexts Terms like Group and Expression and the forms of our family life require a little explaining...
- Download the How Soma Grows pdf
A DNA Group usually consist of three people—men with men, women with women—who meet together weekly to be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each others lives so that they grow in and live out our Identity and Rhythms. DNA stands for Discipleship, Nurture and Accountability.
The City is an amazing online tool that supports our communities. It's about real, not virtual, community and so is invite-only. Every group can share discussion, prayer requests, events, needs, and much more all for Jesus' fame in our neighborhoods. To join The City, ask your Groups leader to send you an email invitation or sign up at one of our Sunday morning gatherings.
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