Dear brothers and sisters,
The WCRC is glad to invite youth groups from all over the reformed world to join the Youth Gathering that will take place prior to the General Council in summer 2017.
From 23.-28. June, young people will meet each other close to Leipzig, Germany, experiencing Christian fellowship, and engaging with the Council's theme “Living God, renew and transform us”, focusing on the subject of degrowth.
Target group: Youth groups (3-5 persons) from WCRC member churches, aged 18-26 years.
Place: The youth gathering will take place at the Begegnungszentrum Zwochau outside Leipzig,
Leadership: The youth gathering will be prepared and facilitated by a working group consisting of members of the WCRC staff and volunteers.
Time structure: From 23.‐28. June 2017, the youth groups will live, work and celebrate together, partially joint with the General Council's stewards and youth delegates.
After the youth gathering, international youth groups may team up with European counterparts in order to
- stay in Leipzig and join the Visitors’ Programme of the General Council,
- plan a joint programme in Germany,
- or plan a visit in the home country of the European group.
Finances: The Youth Gathering does not have the funds to reimburse international traveling.
Therefore, we call upon all churches to form Youth Gathering partnerships which will allow youth groups from the Global South to attend the Youth Gathering as well.
Please, go to our website for more information: http://youth.wcrc.eu/
There you will find brochures for participants and the registration.
Please help us by being an ambassador for that life changing event.
Register on our website, so we can stay in contact.
- step: As our ambassador please search for the right participants: this could be a youth group of your church or at least one individual.
- step: Announce the concrete personalities – as soon as possible in this form
Please announce here who is eventually interested to be participant of the youth gathering in Leipzig 2017. We will contact you then to clarify all steps, you need to know.
Register up to 15th of february 2017
If you took the first step and all questions are answered and you solved all the necessary tasks to come to Leipzig, you should register now on our official registration form for a binding registration. The registration-form will be public available next year. Then we will arrange everything with visa and flight from our office.