SEJ Black Methodists For Church Renewal’s Youth Harambee will be June 21-25 in Atlanta

March 15, 2023

Registration Now Open!

The 2023 SEJ BMCR Youth Harambee Conference will be at Clark Atlanta University and Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 21-25. HARAMBEE is a Youth Conference for rising 7th graders through 2023 high school graduates (ages 12-18), planned by the HARAMBEE Planning Team of youth, young adults and dedicated youth workers of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Inc.

This year Youth Harambee is celebrating 26 years. The conference is held annually to help youth develop their spiritual, leadership and interpersonal skills. The youth develop relationships, connect with each other, and learn how to bridge the gap from generation to generation. The conference also helps youth, as well as adults, explore what it really means to pull together and work together in Christian love.

The 2023 Theme is #Rise up with the theme verse from Proverbs 24:16: “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” The daily speaker will be Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Atlanta.

Registration is now open. Download and complete the registration form at this link.

  • Early Registration (March 1-April 30) $280
  • Regular Registration (May 1-May 27) $300
  • Late Registration (May 28-June 3) $325

During the event, Youth and Adult Chaperones will be housed in campus dormitories. The Registration fee includes On-Campus Housing (Wednesday-Saturday nights); meals from Wednesday (Lunch) through Saturday (Dinner) and programs and activities.
During Youth HARAMBEE, there is time to work, pray, sing, TESTIFY, fellowship, and build meaningful relationships with GOD and each other. The Mission Project this year will be to provide Blessing Bags for donation to Adult Day Care Centers and College Food Pantries. This includes items such as toilet paper, paper towels, adult diapers, sanitary napkins.

If you want to know more about HARAMBEE, be added to the HARAMBEE mailing list, or explore working with the HARAMBEE Leadership Team, please contact Coordinator Audrey Pankey at or Registrar Koneisha Timmons at Please reference “SEJ BMCR Harambee” on the subject line.

Download Registration Form →
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.