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Day 1 recap: AWE

“Everything about creation points to your Dad in Heaven,” stated Josh Walker on Day 1 of TeenStreet (TS) 2016 Life. “He wants you to see Him. He wants you to hear Him.”

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TS core value: RELATIONSHIPS

“Relationships are extremely important,” said TeenStreet (TS) director Ger van Veen, kicking off Wednesday night’s pre-TS worship and input session about the third and final TS core value.

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Continued chaos: registration and arrivals

Around 2:30pm Thursday afternoon, two large passenger busses pulled into the parking lot behind the Weser-Ems Hallen in Oldenburg, Germany. Scores of teenagers streamed out, eager to register for TeenStreet (TS) 2016.

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TS core value: EMPOWERMENT

Like impact, empowerment is key to creating lasting movements, according to Josiane Ngongang, home office representative for OM France.

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Working together

At the end of set up week for TeenStreet (TS) 2016, the staff and service team members, who have been working for four days straight, have sore feet and sparkling eyes. It’s a lot of work to transform the empty event grounds into TS, but it’s also a lot of fun.

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TS core value: IMPACT

“What is impact?” asked Ronald deGraaf on Monday night during the pre-TeenStreet (TS) staff and service team worship and input session.

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Welcome a new worship band to TeenStreet

Playing in the worship band at TeenStreet (TS) “is like a dream come true!” exclaimed bass player Simon.

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Racing the clock for set up

The countdown is on at the Weser-Ems Hallen in Oldenburg, Germany—one day until the site opens for TeenStreet (TS) 2016!

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Goodbye Outbreakband

Six years ago, we said goodbye to one band and welcomed a new group of musicians to be a part of our worship times at TeenStreet - the Outbreakband!  We have been so blessed by them - their service, their passion for music and their hearts for seeing people connect with God - THANK YOU Outbr

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The best week

Working in the TeenStreet (TS) kitchen is a lot of fun, and a lot of work. One hundred Service Team members from all over Europe work together to prepare and cook meals for over 4,000 people, hand out food, clean the dining hall and wash the dishes.

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Looking back to TeenStreet Nepal

“We thought Teenstreet South Asia would be boring, but now we are so excited – it’s a totally different environment and atmosphere than any other camp we’ve gone to,” said a group of girls about the Teenstreet South Asia’s 2015 event.

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TeenStreet Nepal about to start

TeenStreet South Asia has 180 participants signed up, plus additional volunteers, coaches, and staff. So this year’s event from October 20-26 will be the largest one yet. “We are excited that this many youth are coming,” John, one of the camp organizers shared.

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Out of darkness

Malva, from Austria, attended TeenStreet for the fifth time as a teenager this year. Here she shares about how, in the midst of fear, God met her in a very personal way at TeenStreet and showed her that He is always by her side.

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He spoke the truth about me

A Finnish teenager shares about how God helped her at TeenStreet 2015 to overcome her self-criticism and believe the truth.

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Adventure across “the pond”

Around two dozen people sported newly designed TeenStreet (TS) lanyards this year featuring the USA’s star-spangled banner.

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Teen talk: What is home?

At the start of the week, we asked the teens what they meant by the word “home.” After spending a week at TeenStreet, exploring what it meant to be at HOME with God, we asked the same question again.

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Teen Talk: What makes TeenStreet special?

Most countries in Europe host multiple Christian events for teens, so why travel thousands of kilometres to Offenburg for just one week when there are other events closer to home? We asked teens what made TeenStreet special, different from anything they had experienced before.

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TeenStreet in numbers

TeenStreet (TS) is a conference for Christian teenagers on an enormous scale. This year there were 4,277 people at TS, of whom 2,505 were teens.

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Artistic expressions of faith

After volunteering in the ArtZone last year, graphic designer Cécile knew she wanted to return to TeenStreet (TS) in 2015. In 2014, Cécile collaborated with a photographer, facilitating workshops combining photography and typography. This year, she wanted to do more.

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Thank you from the web writers!

We, the web writers at TeenStreet, would like to thank you for sharing your stories with us this week. Hearing about what you’ve learnt and how you’ve experienced God here has really encouraged us!

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