Towards the end of summer, a handful of German girls gear up for an annual road trip with their families. They’re not headed to the mountains or the sea, though. Their goal, like always, is TeenStreet (TS). Christine and Lisa-Sophie
The last main meeting of TeenStreet (TS) started with a look back to all the things we have heard this week about being HOME. Already excited about the lessons learned previously, Josh promised that today would get even better: “We will look at John 15:1-17…verses full of promises for us!”
Anyone sitting in on a TeenStreet (TS) session would recognise Josh and Debs Walker, the dynamic Irish couple who develop and present the messages each year. Scarcely a month after they leave the TS stage, they begin prepping for the next year’s content.
Every night at TeenStreet (TS) when two thousand teenagers come to Throne Room, they enter God’s presence, with freedom to worship Him how they see fit—jumping, dancing, singing, praying, painting—everything goes.
A casual bystander in Offenburg would not have been able to miss TeenStreet’s (TS) presence in the city this week. An enormous stage dominated the city square, where numerous people from TeenStreet performed songs and dance routines.
In the middle of June, summer holiday starts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For most pupils, that means sleeping late in the morning, enjoying time with friends and doing whatever they want or even nothing. Not for Saŝa, 17, and his friends from church.
Today's main meeting started with the energetic dancing, singing and cheering inherent to TeenStreet culture, but this morning there was one main difference: everyone was carrying three sheets of paper--one green, one white, one red.
A huge black tower stands in the center of the dining hall at TeenStreet (TS), the words “Maison de Ville” glowing against the dark wall. Everything indicates that this is a five star hotel. Desk clerks pass over keys to teenaged groups and the groups check into the luxury hotel.
“Ever since TeenStreet (TS) started, there’s been some element of raising money for some other project,” explained Claire Hoernig, digital and social media coordinator for OM UK who’s directing this year’s RAG (raise and give) race.
Right before TeenStreet (TS) this year, 14 Faroese teens visited Moldova through Teens In Mission (TiM), a ministry run by OM (the organization behind TS), that specifically encourages teenagers to get involved in outreach.
“Yes! Ja! Tak! Evet! Nai!” At the start of Monday’s morning meeting, thousands of teenagers stood up to simultaneously shout, “Yes!” in over 20 languages.
“Today is all about receiving,” Debs began, “receiving from God; receiving home.”
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.