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2020

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TeenStreet 2020

We are thrilled to invite you into an exciting opportunity to stay connected to Jesus and Jesus followers in your community and around the world. Even though we will not meet in Oldenburg in 2020, we are excited to connect with one another through TeenStreet Life!

 

You are invited to join us as we launch the start of our international community that is designed to lead you, equip you, and encourage you as we journey together with Jesus.

You can find country specific details and contact info on the contact page.

  • Overview
  • Info & FAQs
  • Schedule
  • For Groups
  • Get Involved
  • Main Hall
  • Throne Room
  • Interact
  • Nets
  • Theme

Overview

What will TeenStreet 2020 look like?

For all the TeenStreet friends out there who know and love the culture and community of TeenStreet, it might be hard to imagine TeenStreet without the TS boulevard, the cocktail bar, dancing around, being in one place with so many nationalities, and experiencing the incredible presence of God in the Throne Room.

Let’s be honest, we can’t broadcast the full TeenStreet experience, but we can still dig deep into God’s Word and discover more about living radically for Jesus. Many of us can meet in small groups to experience the week together! Connect with your NET group leader to find out how you can be together during the week of the TeenStreet event. If you don’t have a leader, get a group of friends together to meet in homes or in your church.

Some of you might be in a situation where you will not be able to meet with other teens face to face. If that is your situation, we can still get together in online NET groups to connect, laugh, encourage, and inspire each other. And we can still worship in our homes, just like we do in the Throne Room.

We all know it’s going to be very different this year, but we’re so excited about starting TeenStreet Life in this crazy new world we find ourselves in. And we can’t wait to introduce new people to TeenStreet, because let’s face it, going online means anyone from Lapland to Malta, and from Ireland to Russia can join in. How cool is that?

Keep up to date on this page and learn everything you want to know about TS20 in the various tabs above.

Registration will be available from June 20th and we can’t wait to see you @TeenStreet Life 2020!

FAQs & Important Info

Dates & Times

When will TeenStreet Life 2020 begin?

The TeenStreet Life event will kick off at 17:00 (5pm) on Tuesday 4th August and finish at around 21:00 (9pm) on Saturday 8th August. There will be a 2 hour Interact session in the mornings on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and an evening session each day from 17:00 – 21:00 (5-9pm).

Checkout the “Schedule” tab above or on the main page for more details.

For Groups

How can we join TeenStreet Life as a group?

We desire to support youth groups throughout Europe by offering a TeenStreet-style program that everyone can use for themselves and according to their options, legal freedoms, and group size. We have created a program that gives each group the option to assemble according to its own needs, that has spiritual depth without overcomplicating preparation time.

Please find more information in the ‘For Groups’ tab or on the ‘For Groups’ page.

Pricing

How much will TeenStreet Life cost?

The registration fee for all people is 25 euros. There are discounts available for groups.
Registration will be open on June 15! And will close on 17th July.

What do I get for my registration fee?

Your registration fee grants you access to view the livestreamed evening program, including Main Hall and Throne Room. It also gives you access to a personalised online NET group where you can chat, learn and grow with your Coach and other teens.

Also included in your registration is access to all the exclusive online seminars which will feature inspiring speakers from around the world.

If TeenStreet Life is online – why is there a registration fee at all?

We would love to offer TeenStreet for free, but the reality is that going online has its own associated costs. We have to cover the costs of hosting all the data that is being streamed, the professional video conferencing fees and a host of other costs related to having licences to stream music and lyrics.

Please be assured that we have tried to make the registration fee as low as we can to make it affordable for everyone.

Throne Room will be free for all who do not register.

Will I get a refund if my situation changes?

If you register and pay, but for some reason you’re unable to participate in TeenStreet Life, you will receive a 50% refund if you let us know before the close of registration on 17th July.
After 17th July, there will be no refunds for registration fees.

Still have questions?

My question isn’t answered on this page, how can i get an answer?

We are here to help, please email your question to TS in your country. You can find the contact details for each country on the Contact page.

Daily Schedule

TS Online Launches at 17:00 (German Time) on Tuesday 4th August

Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th August

Interact 1

Login to an online seminar. Learn a new skill, discover how to share your faith, or be inspired by radical Jesus followers. See the list of hosts and topics in the “Interact” tab above.

Please note: there is NO Interact on Tuesday 4th August.

08:00 - 12:00

Main Hall

Tune in to Main Hall livestream as we dig into God’s Word and explore ‘Curious’. This is the preparation for your NET times.

17:00 - 17:30

Shh Time

Find a quiet place in your home or outside to spend time alone with God; let Him do the talking.

17:30 - 18:00

NET Groups

Login to your online NET group to go deep together. Discover, discuss, encourage, and pray.

18:00 - 20:00

Throne Room

This is your chance to respond in worship. Tune in to the livestream worship and turn your room into Throne Room!

20:00 - 20:45

Interact 2

Be in touch with your friends in your NET group or other people from around the world. Or if you are together with your youth or small group, why don’t you conclude the day together?

20:45 - 22:00

For groups

TeenStreet 2020 for groups and churches

Is there anything better than motivating and enabling young people to live a true friendship with Jesus so that they reflect Him daily in their lives? This is what drives us at TeenStreet!

For more than 25 years, TeenStreet has been taking place every summer in Germany with about 4000 participants from all over Europe.

But for this year we would like to offer you and your youth group a programme instead, which has been completely redesigned both as an online version and for a meeting at your location.

We asked ourselves, how can we support youth groups in Europe to thaw out of the lockdown and social-distancing period? By offering a TeenStreet-style programme that everyone can use on their own, according to their own possibilities, legal freedoms and group size. We want to offer different modules so that each group can build their own program. But the whole thing must be a program that has spiritual depth but does not take forever to prepare.

TeenStreet Life can be participated in various forms, depending on your local restrictions:

  • As a youth group, in the form of a week of action at the church
  • As a small group with friends at home, with your own small group leader
  • As an individual
  • As a small group leader who leads a small group in his region or virtually

The main program components:

17:00-17:40 Curious? Main Program

During Curious? (‘Curious?’ is this year’s TeenStreet theme), the TeenStreet speaker team leads the Bible studies on the day’s theme with several creative contributions. (The program will be synchronously translated into German, but is also available in the original English version).

17:40 -20:00 Flexible block with content

Everyone can plan this time for themselves. According to TeenStreet culture, the following elements are planned:

  • Shhh time: at least 15 minutes of silence to reflect on the Bible study, listen to God, and rest.
  • Big Adventure (approx. 60 min): Here, your small groups (NET groups) explore the daily topic in more depth together.  The Big Adventure offers personal questions and further explanations, which are answered in the small group or by each participant individually. Each small group should be led by a group leader.
  • Dinner: because nothing works with an empty stomach!

20:00 – 20:45 Throne Room

The Throne Room is our time of worship with reflections on the topic of the day. This part is done by the TeenStreet band from the Faroe Islands. As the Faroe Islands are coronavirus free, they can meet a few hundred people and create the Throne Room atmosphere.

Additional program elements:

Webinars and workshops:

In the morning, there will be webinars and workshops on various spiritual, but also fun, topics.

Sponsored run
Missionary commitment

We’ll also give you a list of ideas and suggestions for how you and your youth group can organise the mornings and afternoons.

Possible daily schedule:

In the morning

Offline:

  • Start the day together
  • Reflect on the main points from the previous day’s Curious? programme
  • Sports
  • Games/Challenges
  • Chill out
  • Offer your own seminars/workshops (can you get people from the community to take part?

Online:

  • Various TeenStreet webinars, art and sports
  • Insta Challenge

Afternoon // Offline

  • Missionary commitment, action of charity
  • Sports
  • Chill out
  • Offer your own seminars/workshops  (can you get people from the community to take part?)
  • Collection of ideas for games and interaction

Evening // Online // International Program

  • 17:00 – 17:40 Curious? main programme
  • 17:30 – 20:00 Shhh time, Big Adventure, Dinner
  • 20:00 – 20:45 Throne Room, re-visit Daytime theme
  • 21:00 – ?? After-program: Cocktails, chill out…

Packages:

Individual Access:

25
  • 5 evenings TeenStreet Throne Room
  • Online platform
  • Online program with Bible studies
  • Online small group with small group leader
  • Online webinars and workshops
  • TeenStreet Online Package
  • Online Prayer Team and pastoral care team
  • TeenStreet Magazine with Bible studies

Group package:

120-200
  • TeenStreet group package
  • 5 evenings online program with Bible studies
  • Online platform
  • 5 evenings TeenStreet online Throne Room
  • Small group and small group leader on site
  • Online webinars and workshops
  • TeenStreet Online Package
  • Prayer team and pastoral care team on site or online
  • TeenStreet Magazine with Bible studies
  • Missionary outreach, sponsored run & other activities on site
  • TeenStreet idea package

Get Involved

Volunteer at TeenStreet

  • Coach
  • M&Ms
  • Service Team
  • Prayer

Coaching at TeenStreet involves loving, supporting, teaching and encouraging a NET group of around six teens. We ask Coaches to be pointing teens toward Jesus and to challenge them through their words and example. We are also committed to developing Coaches through our training days, M&M mentoring and support that takes place during TeenStreet.

This year, Coaches will be expected to participate during the evening program (17:30-20:00) and to meet their M&Ms each day (4-8th August). If you are available during the Interact sessions in the mornings and after Throne Room, that would be a great opportunity to connect with the broader TeenStreet community!

This year, Coaches will meet daily with their M&Ms via video call.

The M&M role is to serve, support and invest in the Coaches. Coaching can be an intense experience and M&Ms play a valuable role in providing a listening ear and encouragement.

M&M couples are often made up of a male and a female, who can work together with the team of Coaches under their care. They are generally mature adults who are a good judge of character and situations and capable in the area of pastoral care.

This year, M&Ms will meet daily with their Coaches via video call.

The Service Team this year will be critical in ensuring the online experience is smooth, engaging and positive. If you have experience in the following areas and would like to help out, please get in contact with us.

  • Livestream Video Production
  • Video Conferencing
  • Counselling and/or chaplaincy
  • Social Media

Prayer is a key value of TeenStreet and we are looking to engage a massive prayer movement of praying parents and friends who want to see God move powerfully in this generation.

We want to invite you to be part of the team. If you would like to pray for TeenStreet Life, please contact the TS contact person in your country. We will send you prayer points and invite you into online prayer meetings that will run throughout the 5 days of TeenStreet. Where there is much prayer there is much power!

You can contact the office of your country if you want to get involved. You can find country specific contact details on the contact page.

Main Sessions

Digging into God's Word

The livestream Main Session will kick off at 17:00 (5pm) on 4th August with the main speakers. Get ready to do a dance in your living room or garden!

the TeenStreet Life main speakers

Aaron Lewis

I’m from the UK but I’ve been living in Spain for the past 6 years where I work with youth and young adults. I love travelling and being outside - in my free time you’ll find me in the mountains or at the beach. Last year at TeenStreet I played guitar in the worship band and I’m so excited to join the speakers team this year! Fun fact: this photo was taken at TeenStreet last year during one of the rehearsals!

Cécile Chollet

I’m from Switzerland and I work part-time as an occupational therapist and sometimes as a makeup artist. I love life! There is so much God gave us to explore! I like to sing, I run, I like music and shoes... But I really enjoy being around people and hearing their stories. I am passionate about sharing what a life with Jesus looks like. As a teen, Teenstreet has played a big role in developing my relationship with Jesus. I think it's a great place to build foundations on which you can continue growing during the rest of the year!

Rich & Rachel Hendrikson

Rich and Rachel have been living in France for 10 years. Originally from the United States, they moved to France to serve in youth ministry. They work with a local church and have been involved in Teenstreet since 2016. They have three amazing kids, love to travel, enjoying eating sushi, watching movies together, and love getting to be a part of what God does through TeenStreet.

Matt Swanton

Matt SwantonMatt was the music director and guitarist for TeenStreet Band, and is probably responsible for those insane worship jams on the Boulevard... He is a professional musician and recording engineer, whose great passion is to see the church make a joyful noise together, using whatever skills God has gifted, so the world might see how great He is.
He geeks out on theology, seeing God's story echoing in pop culture, discovering weird new bands, recording and arranging songs together with friends, playing Fender guitars as loud as possible without hurting his friends' feelings or eardrums, tweaking synthesisers, collecting and combining effects pedals, and steam trains for some reason.

He will be doing activities around the topic Music, Worship and Band

Throne Room

Make your home the Throne Room!

Throne Room, for those who haven’t been to TeenStreet before, is the place where we worship and respond to God.

And there’s nothing stopping you from creating your own Throne Room in your home. God’s presence is everywhere, so we can experience his Throne Room wherever we are.

We would really encourage you to make the most of the evening Throne Room times to engage and connect with God through worship. Why not turn out the lights, maybe hang up some fairy lights, and enter God’s Throne Room right at home!

Interact Seminars & Events

Learn, grow and be inspired!

We are so excited to see you guys equipped, inspired and encouraged to be radical for Jesus!

This year at TeenStreet Life, there will be Interact activities in the morning where you’ll login to Interact seminars and events. In these online meetings, you’ll learn from, and be inspired by, awesome people doing great things for Jesus.

We’ll keep adding more great hosts in the lead up to TeenStreet Life, so stay tuned to this page to find out who else you can sit and chat with during the Interact sessions.

Share your Interact Idea!

We would love to know who you’d like to hear in an Interact session and what topics you’d like to see covered. Let us know on our socials or flick us an email to [email protected].

NET Groups

What will they look like?

We believe the NET groups are the heart and lifeblood of TeenStreet, a place where you connect and do life with other teens your age, going through the same stuff you’re going through.

And don’t forget the legendary coaches who guide and encourage you throughout TeenStreet.

Even though you might not be in the same room together this year, you’ll still be able to connect with your NET group by logging into your very own online space – just for your NET.

After the main session livestream and Shh Time, you’ll login to your NET group, where you can discuss, share, laugh and pray together.

Curious

Eager to know or learn something

In the Bible,we can read about Jesus’ life when He was here on earth -what he did, where he went, the people he spoke to, the things he said and.. the questions he asked. In the Gospels, Jesus is recorded to have asked over 300 questions! Way more questions than he even answered himself.

When we are CURIOUS, we are eager to learn or know something –and a great way for us to do this is by asking questions. The conversations that Jesus had with people often started with a question; questions to teach them, help them discover for themselves who He was, challenge ideas they had, allow them to grow and, always, to point them to ultimate Truth, to Himself.

Jesus invites us to follow Him –on a faith journey which is full of wonder and a God who is so amazing that we will spend a lifetime learning about Him. When we look at the questions Jesus asked-we can start understanding and discovering who He is, what is important to him why He came and what He calls us to. And when we model Jesus and ask questions about God, life, ourselves and others,we have the chance to grow in our faith and go deeper in our relationship with Him.

Where do we go with our questions about who we are, our purpose, our life experiences, the world we live in? Individually and together with others, we can go to God. God welcomes our curiosity, He welcomes our questions and our doubts and invites us to come to Him as we search for answers. During CURIOUS this year we will look at some questions Jesus asked, discover what we can learn or know from the conversations he had and ask our questions too.

Together we want to be curious about our faith, be persistent as we follow Jesus and eagerly desire to learn and grow as we walk together with a God who is bigger than our wildest imaginations and who loves us more than we can ever measure!

NOTE : by encouraging teens to ask questions/search for answers to questions Jesus asks them, we hope for them to own their faith for themselves, not just to take on someone else’s ideas but deciding for themselves and to learn how to do this by going to the Source, because His response to our questions is faithful. To know that having doubts/questions is ok – there is no need to abandon their beliefs but that they can journey further together with the one who is TRUTH.

Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” (Luke 9:18,20)

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About

TeenStreet is an international Christian congress for teenagers. We work with the Church to motivate, equip and walk alongside (Christian) teens from all across Europe to have a real friendship with Jesus and reflect Him daily in their world.

History

TeenStreet started in 1993 with 56 participants in Oldenburg. Now 4,000 participants from 20 different countries gather each year to get to know Jesus better and to make God great!

About OM

TeenStreet is a ministry of Operation Mobilization, a missionary organization operating in more than 110 countries that equips and motivates people to share God's love worldwide.