TeenStreet (TS) officially starts tonight! The last week has seen the TS site gradually transform from a dull, grey conference site to a buzzing, international community, which will be home to over 4,000 people for the next week.
Those who want to find Gian Walser, leader of OM Germany, during TeenStreet (TS) needn’t call his office at the Mosbach headquarters. They can also forget checking the TeenStreet office in Offenburg or the area set aside for home office representatives.
Frida, Herta, Horst and Gerlinde have been working at TeenStreet (TS) for years. Lined up along the back wall of the CleanStreet area, these four white washing machines aid the 40-person cleaning staff with daily chores: readying rags, mops and other supplies for their next use.
Daniel, 24, and Lennart, 21, two brothers from The Netherlands, have been attending TeenStreet (TS) since they were old enough to register. Once they got too old, they continued coming as Service Team members.
History was made as the inaugural TeenStreet in Egypt took place from 31 August – 6 September. TeenStreet, a ministry of OM, with the vision to grow the next generation in their love for God and people, takes place around the world, each one contextualised to its home culture.
Jesus said to his disciples that they were to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15; NIV). But what is the Gospel? And does it really have the power to transform lives and communities?
Nineteen-year-old Joël, from the Netherlands, participated in TeenStreet Europe 2014 as a member of the Service Team. Here he shares how God changed his life that week from one of addiction and insecurity to joy and comfort in Christ.
At TeenStreet Europe, the teens’ small group time in the mornings after the main meeting is an essential part of the daily programme. During these times, teenagers and their small group leaders meet together to reflect on the theme of the day, read the Bible, talk and pray.
On Wednesday, the Service Team were out in full force, props at the ready, for their annual parade. This gives the teens a chance to thank everyone those who make TeenStreet (TS) possible, from the people cooking or cleaning to those responsible for the translation or site security.
A recurring theme throughout the week at TeenStreet (TS) has been how God has blessed us all. As the final main hall meeting concluded the teaching programme, the focus was on how we can be a blessing to others because we have been blessed by God.