The Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church, an LCMS partner church known by its German acronym, SELK, is offering a weeklong camp to Lutheran teens and young adults next summer in Wittenberg, Germany.
“LutherCamp,” set for July 30-Aug. 8 in a campground on the Elbe River, is offering young people ages 16 to 29 “from all over the world the opportunity to get to know the historical roots of the Lutheran faith, and to grow in their personal faith,” according to a flier for the annual event.
“We would like to bring young folks from different countries together to discuss how to live as a Lutheran in the 21st century, and how to spread the Good News of the Gospel.”
LutherCamp 2010 includes:
- a video presentation, “Luther for Today,” which explores how the teachings of Martin Luther are relevant for today’s young people.
- opportunities to take part in outreach projects in Wittenberg: serving a vacation Bible school, painting and doing other chores at a school, and helping “people in need” with shopping, cleaning, and other tasks.
- tours to local Luther sites, including museums; Luther’s home; the City Church, where Luther preached; the Castle Church, where he posted his 95 theses; and the house of Luther’s co-worker, Philipp Melanchthon.
- canoeing, swimming, and biking.
- a night tour of Wittenberg.
- Bible studies and worship.
Cost for the week is 189 euros (about $285 at today’s exchange rate), which includes accommodations in tents, meals, and entrance and excursion fees. A daily fee of 25 euros (about $38) also is available for those who wish to attend for a few days.
Deadline for registrations is May 1. After that date, full registration will be 220 euros, and the one-day rate, 30 euros. The camp is limited to 30 English-speaking participants, so early registration is advised.
For more information or to register, send an e-mail to Rev. Hinrich Muller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him in Germany at 011-49-355-24542. Or, visit the Web site www.freizeitfieber.de (click on the LutherCamp logo, then “Flyer.pdf” for English information).
Posted Dec. 16, 2009