Election Weekend

This was a long weekend with a lot of elections.

1st thing that came up was a meeting of the Jusos. We elected a new board and a bunch of other things. It was a great day, we had a nice brunch thanks to Rosa, we had a good talk with our Parliament member Edgar Franke and we decided on some petitions. Also we reelected our board and I got a very good result. Thanks again everybody. I appreciate your trust.

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ETS Conference 2013

Last weekend 22 TEN SINGer from Czech Republic, Norway, England, Ukraine, Denmark, Germany, Malta, Faroe Islands and Switzerland met in the YMCA Palace in Prague for the European TEN SING Conference.
I was there with Friederike „Fiz“ Leitlein from Munich. We both had a special task for the conference: Fiz is responsible for all european TEN SING activities at the upcoming YMCA Europe Festival this summer in Prague. As a member of the ETS-Executive I was responsible for the content of the ETS Conference. And I’m very happy, because the conference reelected me for being in the Executive this year 🙂
Besides many discussions about the TEN SING-Idea the conference decided about the Focus Points 2013-2015, which will be.

  • Strengthen the communication throughout Europe.
  • Develop an inclusive Christian environment, that can be seen, felt and experienced.
  • Reach young people where they are.
  • Hear the relevant needs to enable the potential of the Ten Singers, guide and support them.

After the long conference days we could experience Prague on a guided tour, on a boot-trip on the Vltava or on top of the Prague TV-Tower. The city was all white, it looked magical. Oh yeah, and we were in a Karaoke bar 😛
We from the German delegation want to say thanks to all of the czech TEN SINGers for their help (not that I know any of them personally) for their hospitality and we want to thank the whole ETS Group for an inspiring Conference. (Der Artikel auf Deutsch im CVJM Blog)

The 1st TEN SING Audio-Podcast

Logo TEN SING Podcast

This is a BIG thing. TEN SING Germany did it’s first Audio-Podcast. And besides Krischaan, Sylph and Simon I was one of the lucky people to be part of the podcast. It was really great fun and the idea has a lot of potential not only to reach tech-nerds, but also the normal teenagers.
Episode 1 deals with the introduction to the Podcast Idea.
You can find, listen to and comment on it directly here, you can download it on Itunes or you can subscribe the rss-feed.

The Making-of the Podcast: Simon, Sebastian, Sylph and Krischaan (on the screen)
The Making-of the Podcast: Simon, Sebastian, Sylph and Krischaan (on the screen)

Summer’s End

What started of to be a pretty cold and wet summer turned out to be great.

First thing I did was TEN SING Hessenprojekt VII.

It was a great experience to go on tour with 110 TEN SINGers from all over Hessen. But before we could go on a promotion-tour for Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag (DEKT) we had to prepare our show in the YMCA Camp Herbstein. (mehr …)

Featured on YMCA Germany Blog

There is a lot of things happening lately. And finally spring is here, too!

I was featured on the blog of YMCA Germany. I reported on the YMCA Europe Movement Strengthening meeting that took place from 9th to 10th of March in Berlin. I attended the meeting as the german TEN SING representative We were accommodated in the lovely Missio-Center YMCA Sophienhof in Berlin Mitte. It was a great meeting and I got to know some very intelligent and kind people from all over Europe.
The Blog is in german. I will add some eyecandy for those, who don’t understand german so well as soon as I come home.
Now enjoy reading!