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The Church Convention program

A highly diversified program with more than 250 individual events will be offered at the International Church Convention in Munich on the three event days from June 6 to 8, 2014. The complete program will be sent to all participants as a printed ICC Guide together with the welcome package. Participants who purchase their tickets at the box office will receive their ICC Guide immediately.

The individual sections of the ICC Guide in which the Church Convention program is presented can be downloaded here:

Event program according to time with details

Event program according to locations
Event program according to subjects
Exhibitions

Changes in the event program which have been known after publication of the ICC guide are summarized here.

Program tips from the ICC editorial staff:

Sing-along: the New Apostolic hymnal of 1925

Together we shall discover the history and background of the “old” New Apostolic hymnal of 1925, and sing distinctive compositions from it. A good opportunity to rediscover this familiar work.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 1 p.m. (Eissporttrainingshalle lecture area)

Conception of the world and God undergoing change

Science and technology intensively affect our life, expand our horizons, and continuously change our conception of the world. What influence does this process have on our concept of God? Does this result in consequences for our actions? More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 1.30 p.m. (Olympiahalle)

Button memento

A close and intimate friendship ever since childhood between two young women is described in short film sequences. When one of them dies unexpectedly and tragically, all that remains for the other is a small memento.

When and where?

Friday, June 6, 2014, 1.50 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Cinema)

Responsibility for the creation as New Apostolic Christians

"Have dominion over the earth." During this workshop the current state of the creation will initially be presented as well as the biblical/theological principles regarding responsibility for it. The subsequent joint discussion shall indicate how New Apostolic concregations can actively implement their responsibility for the creation. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 2 p.m. (Event-Arena GF WS20 Schöpfungsverantwortung)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Event-Arena GF WS20 Schöpfungsverantwortung)

Biotechnology and thoughts of our Church

The New Apostolic Church supports scientific research. However, biotechnological methods (harvesting of stem cells, cloning, genetic engineering) are sometimes in conflict with our Christian faith. How do we react? More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 2.45 p.m. (Olympiahalle)

“Only nonsense in your head?”

Fun, Fun, Fun ... or is there anything else in life? Our workshop discusses the meaning of life.

When and where?

Friday, June 6, 2014, 3.30 p.m. (Event-Arena GF WS17 Glaubensverständnis)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. (Event-Arena GF WS17 Glaubensverständnis)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6 p.m. (Event-Arena GF WS17 Glaubensverständnis)

Fox and magpie – a goodnight story for children (1)

All apples on the tree are ripe and ready to fall down. The fox wants to harvest the fruit, and the magpie has agreed to help. Or does it only want to sit at the well-laid table? More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8 p.m. (Eissporttrainingshalle lecture area)

“Show YOUR talent” – the Bischoff Media song contest

The winners of the Bischoff Media song contest “Show YOUR talent” present their own Christian songs. They stand on the stage of the Ice Stadium in order to proclaim their faith in their own text and music. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8 p.m. (Eisstadion)

Too old for the youth – too young for the seniors. What makes Church attractive for young adults between 20 and 35?

Youth – in our Church this term refers to the age group between 14 and 28. This simple statement already indicates the balancing act required for youth care. On the one hand there are youngsters in the middle of adolescence, on the other hand young adults who to a certain extent already know what life is all about. The result is that there are different expectations in “Youth care” in our Church. The workshop is primarily directed at young Christians in our Church in the age group between 20 and 35. Together with the participants we shall elaborate what offers are expected in the Church environment and how attractive these can be shaped. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8 p.m. (Event-Arena GF WS18 Apostelworkshops)
Saturday, June 7, 2014 11.30 a.m. (Event-Arena GF WS18 Apostelworkshops)

Summer night sounds

The Munich “Kammerklang orchestra” invites to an entertaining evening program with adaptations of New Apostolic hymns as well as sacred music, classic, and film music.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8 p.m. (Event-Arena FF)

Taizé songs, readings, intercessions

Joint and peaceful repeated songs with Bible readings, multi-language (at least German, English, French, Spanish – it would be nice if members from other countries would also present texts in their mother tongue), time for silence and reflection, joint prayer through intercessions. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8 p.m. (Event-Arena Chill-out room 2)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12 a.m. (Marquee at gravel square Kleine Olympiahalle)

Tired in faith – a slow process

Active everywhere yesterday – and today? This film deals with the problem of slow tiring in faith and uses a true story to indicate God’s loving intervention.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Cinema)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Cinema)

Pop Oratorio: David - Singer, King and Poet

The life of King David sung and told by 120 voices – an old story in new splendour – that is the “David oratorio” of the NAC Central Germany. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8.30 p.m. (Olympiahalle)

“Prince of Peace” – gospel oratorio

The oratorio “Prince of Peace” by Ralf Grössler handles individual stations in Jesus’ life – birth, temple scene, crucifixion, and resurrection. The oratorio combines church music traditions such as choral and Latin hymns with modern styles such as gospel and musical. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 9.15 p.m. (Event-Arena FF)

Children’s musical “Initiative ark”

Where does the rainbow come from? This is how this musical commences in which children together with adults present the Bible story of Noah and the ark. The joyful songs delight with their rhythm and swing. A musical not only for children.

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11.15 a.m. (Eisstadion)

“Daniel – Babylon is everywhere”

In an environment of corruption, greed, law infringement and injustice, Daniel and his friends decide to serve God unceasingly. Tests and hostilities are inevitable. A theatre piece presented by the congregation of Munich-Laim: topical, Bible-abiding, and not without humour.

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12.15 a.m. (Event-Arena FF)

Partnership in marriage – podium discussion

The target of the event is to indicate the significance and value of marriage in modern society. The following questions will be debated, among others: What is important for a permanent relationship? What significance does Christian faith have? How do married
couples handle conflicts?

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12.15 a.m. (Kleine Olympiahalle)

Boomwhackers youth rhythmised

Youth from Luxembourg play music with plastic pipes of different pitch levels. The result: not only thrilling rhythms and melodies but also unusual audio effects.

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12.30 a.m. (Eisstadion)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6 p.m. (Zelt Parkharfe)

Angklung session

The Indonesian angklung group will abduct us into a foreign world of fascinating sounds. Bamboo rods, sound bowls, and bells resound and provide an impression of the instruments used in Southeast Asia.

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1 p.m. (Event-Arena FF Studio)

When the speech must be good

This lecture will show you vividly, practiceoriented yet nevertheless with a small twinkle in the eye how you can implement your personal elocution even better. You will learn how to calmly cope with stage fright and how you can authentically and  convincingly win people round. More information

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 5.45 p.m. (Event-Arena FF)

Fox and magpie – a goodnight story for children (2)

You have certainly also experienced something which was really embarrassing. It is good if one has friends in such situations who help you and stick by you. Have a look at how the magpie saves the birthday party of the fox, his good friend. More information

When and where?
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6 p.m. (Eisstadion)

Sing-along for everyone

Whoever likes singing, listening or contributing is sincerely invited to a sing-along with Gerrit Junge. The program includes hymns from the booklets “Singt dem Herrn” and “Praise Thy Name”. Notes will be provided.

When and where?
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2 p.m. (Olympiahalle)

The belief in the hereafter in the five world religions – an exhibition

Life after death? – What do Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims believe? Where are the similarities, where are the differences in the belief in the hereafter of these five world religions? The exhibition provides answers using text, sounds, pictures and exhibits.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Event-Arena GF)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Event-Arena GF)

Stand: Living with handicaps

Together instead of side-by-side: self-experience and sensitization for all ICC participants in order to achieve better understanding for persons with locomotory, sensory or cognitive limitations. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10.p.m. (Werner-von-Linde-Halle)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Werner-von-Linde-Halle)

Stand: Netzwerk Apostolische Geschichte (Network Apostolic History)

The stand conveys tangible, qualitative and sustainable values, information and calls to action regarding the Apostolic Church history. More information

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Werner-von-Linde-Halle)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Werner-von-Linde-Halle)

“Don’t Walk Alone – Meet Friends” (contact point for singles)

Search and find friendships, interest groups, partnerships, or contacts to singles worldwide at the contact point. Friendships commence with encounters – somehow, somewhere, sometime …

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Olympiahalle orbital)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Olympiahalle orbital)
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Olymipiahalle orbital)

Pastoral care for all spiritual needs and for persons with handicaps and their families

An offer for discussions – in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish – with experienced Ministers; also from the field of soul-care for persons with handicaps. Invited are affected persons and relatives.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. (Olympiahalle BusinessArea)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Olympiahalle BusinessArea)

The New Apostolic congregations in Israel – a short video documentation

In the State of Israel, the Jewish law which defines everyday life is applicable, in purely Muslim areas, living is according to the Islamic tradition, and the small minority of Christians tries to hold its ground with its various denominations in this environment.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Films West Africa)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Films West Africa)

Oasis of relaxation – a place for resting and reflection

Find an oasis for resting and reflection during your visit. Relax with quiet music on loungers or in hammocks and refuel with new energy.

When and where?
Friday, June 6, 2014, 2 to 5 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Chill-out room 1)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Event-Arena GF Chill-out room 1)

Final concert: “In Your Name”

Rejoice in a firework of praise at the final concert of the ICC. Sing and swing with this unique gospel project. Be close to the action and celebrate Jesus with gospels, spirituals and groovy praise in unique arrangements for choir and orchestra! More information

When and where?
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 3.30 p.m. (Olympiahalle)

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