Do you feel called to be part of our disciple making journey in Almere?
Help us work towards the launch of Celebration Church Almere!
In 2020, Celebration Church’s Lead Pastor Sebastiaan van Wessem and his family moved to Almere. Early 2023 the Lord started to break his heart for this city. Around 220.000 people live in Almere, but there are very few life-giving churches that focus on discipleship and life transformation, in spite of the huge need. So he started connecting with other leaders, as well as believers he knew also live in the city, to get a better understanding of what God is doing and still wants to do.
“…connecting with other leaders, as well as believers he knew also live in the city, to get a better understanding of what God is doing and still wants to do.”
Recently, Ps Sebastiaan connected with another Sebastiaan: Sebastiaan Boonstra. He is another seasoned leader with a passion for discipleship. They invited a few people for a first interest night in April 2023, and this led to the start of what they call a “Shema Bible Study” (SBS) in May 2023.
SBS is a Bible study method that focuses on digging into scripture more deeply as the participants seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and value each others’ input. Their goal is to multiply this first group into three or more groups in the Fall of 2023.
We appreciate it if you let us know if you are planning on coming. Click on the date of your choosing and fill in a simple form to let us know you are attending so we can prepare for your attendance.
We are also planning on hosting more Interest Nights. If you are interested in joining us on this journey, we highly recommend you to attend these nights. During these gatherings we will have the time to get to know each other, explain more about the plan and see how you can be a part of this journey.
Both nights will be held in Buurthuis Amerika on Henry Stanleystraat 1 in Almere Poort.
The other activities are also open to attend for anyone interested in helping Celebration Church Almere to get started:
When will we start
We don’t have a date set in stone yet for the launch of our Sunday services in Almere, but we’re aiming at spring 2024. From the people who will join our Shema Bible Studies we will develop a strong launch team. The growth of that team will set the pace for further steps. We will need to cover the bases of worship, kids, welcome & hospitality, set-up and tear-down, tech, etc.
Be sure to reach out to either Sebastiaan if this vision excites you! Feel free to also check out Ps Sebastiaan’s blog, which has more information about our discipleship approach: https://hearingandobeying.wordpress.com/category/discipleship/ .