resources for churches

During a time when it is hard to travel to see what God is doing internationally, Harambe brings opportunity to see God’s light shine around the world from home. All resources are designed to help educate and engage your church family in the ministry in Tanzania. Learn how your church can donate to Harambe.

media packet

The media packet will help your church to promote Harambe. We make it easy to create newsletters, social media posts, and announcements during worship to help your church participate Harambe. Download elements below:

'What is Harambe?' video

A three-minute introduction for your church:  Eric Soard shares his experience with the Harambe tradition in Tanzania, during his 10 years of service in Tanzania as a UMC Missionary.

wesley college introductory video

This video (3.5 minutes) will help your congregation or small groups have a good overview of Wesley College and how it is fulfilling its mission through the equipping of students in Tanzania.

Wesley Choir Special Music (on video)

Your congregation or small group will have a chance to hear from the Wesley College Choir. This is a moment and opportunity to bring worship from Tanzania into your sanctuary, virtual worship space, or your congregation’s homes. 

 

Wesley College Choir Video

Lyrics with translation

Small Group Study

Small groups will have the opportunity to do a Bible study, created by Rev. Eric Soard, that looks at the Biblical Vision and Foundation of Wesley College and missions in Tanzania. The study will include an introductory video, scriptures to dig into, and discussion questions.

Biblical Foundations of Wesley College - Isaiah 61: 1-4

PDF Guide with Questions

Video Lesson - Rev. Eric Soard and Rev. Bonface Wanyama

Global Generosity - 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

PDF Guide with Questions

Video Lesson - Rev. Eric Soard and Rev. Bonface Wanyama

Student Impact Stories

We all participate in missions to see people’s lives transformed by the light of Christ. Three Wesley College student stories will be provided that demonstrate the impact that the church can have when it is engaged in mission in the world. These can be shared during worship, on social media, or in small groups to help people experience the important work happening through the United Methodist Church in Tanzania.

PowerPoint slides to introduce student stories.

Mandela's story.

Joshua's story.

Anna's story.

Learn a Swahili Worship Song

We will also have a resource for a children’s moment. The Tanzania UMC Annual Conference Children's Ministry Coordinator, David Jeremiah, a graduate of Wesley College, will be on video teaching children a short worship song in Swahili. This can be used during a virtual children’s worship service, children’s moment, or Sunday School. Adults will enjoy it, too!

Video download

PDF Cheat Sheet with Introduction and Translated Lyrics

donate to harambe

There are three key options for how your church can transform lives through Wesley College. Learn about the options here, to see which would be best for your church.  Whichever one you choose, we promise to use your gift with care, to support students, faculty, and our ministry in Tanzania.

Live, celebratory event

Invite your church family to join us online on Sunday, April 25th at 3pm Central Time.  We'll gather together with churches across the U.S. and staff and students in Tanzania. We'll take you on a virtual college tour, you'll hear the college choir, and we'll celebrate! Save the date.

Link to join Live Event HERE (bookmark this page!)

For more information on how to use these materials, you are invited to contact Eric Soard via email or call him at 713-616-8506. 

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