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Just like family vacation

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

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Day 6 Recap: Life

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!”

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Josh and Debs Walker: Front row seats

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.

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Not a minority

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.

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#TSOutreach: Sharing hope with Offenburg

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.

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TeenStreet was worth it

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.

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Day 5 Recap: Pour

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.

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An idea from God

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.

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Running for missions

“When I say ‘RAG,’ you say ‘race!’” TeenStreet (TS) Programme Coordinator Dominique van Werkhoven told the crowd waiting to run in the 2015 RAG race. “RAG. Race. RAG. Race. RAG.

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TeenStreet Night Life

After Throne Room one evening, I decided to explore TeenStreet (TS) by night. Since cultural experiences are always best shared, a friend and I wandered around the site together.

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Day 4 Recap: Tribe

Continuing with the theme introduced earlier this week, Debs began Wednesday’s Main Hall message talking about the mindset of homeless people: “It’s all about survival,” everybody for his or herself.

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Teen Talk: Saying, “Yes” and receiving from God

What would stop people from receiving from God?

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Day 3 recap: Roots

Today the teens explored what it means to have the identity God has given them. If we live as God created us to be, we need not pretend to be something we are not.

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Raise. Give. Go.

“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.

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TiM Moldova from a Faroese perspective

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.

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Day 2 recap: Yes

“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.”

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Day 1 recap: Dwell

Music pounded and lights swirled this morning as the teens eagerly counted down the seconds until the first official meeting at TeenStreet (TS) 2015.

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23 Years at TeenStreet

TeenStreet (TS) celebrates 23 years this August, although counting its first two years as part of the Love Europe outreach makes its unofficial age 25.

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Teen Talk: What does home mean to you?

The theme this year at TeenStreet is HOME. But what exactly does this mean? We asked some of the teens to share what they think of when they hear the word 'home.’

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Welcome 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.

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