The Hamburgprojekt was first planted by Daniel Bartz with the goal to be a church for the secular city dwellers. After half a year of getting to know the city, studying demographics and spending lots of time with Non-Christians, we celebrated our first public worship services in the fall of 2008.
Meanwhile, more than 280 people attend our worship services on a weekly basis. Many of them have discovered the meaning of the gospel for the first time or reconnected to the church after a difficult break or seemingly irrelevant experiences with the Christian faith.
Our vision is to spiritually, socially and culturally renew the city of Hamburg.
Being part of a creative neighbourhood
Our church is located just a few blocks away from where the Beatles first started out. Music is everyhwere. Jam sessions, clubs, and large music schools dominate the face of our neighbourhood. Seeking to serve our neighbourhood, we have a heart to minister to the large and widely unreached group of ambitious musicians.
The Gospel moves us to invest into the cultural renewal of this neighbourhood. Therefore, we invite local musicians to enrich our Sunday services with their art. We also cooperate with local clubs and cultural venues to organize concerts with upcoming musicians and offer newcomer bands the possibility to rent our rehearsal room for very affordoble rates.
The greater vision
After 4 years, the Hamburgprojekt is steadily developing into a stable church. But one church will not be enough to have a real impact on the city. We therefore dream of 10 new campuses and/or daughter churches in Hamburg within the next 10 years. This year, our first daughter church will be planted by Siegmar Borchert, who was trained by the Hamburgprojekt. The plant will be located in Wilhelmsburg, a socially weak neighbourhood. We are also launching a new evening service, which we hope will turn into a new campus.
One church is not enough to declare the grace of God to the city.
A movement for Germany
But our vision reaches further than the city limits of Hamburg. Planters from other cities have already asked for our advice and help.
With partner churches from other cities in Germany, we form the German Redeemer City to City network. Together we dream of new gospel-centered churches being planted in the major urban centres of Germany and maybe even beyond our country.