Children and Youth
Boredom - what is that?? For children and youth there is a colorful and varied program by and with many experienced employees at the Christian ENCOUNTERS in Graz.
Children and youth are an integral part of the Christian ENCOUNTERS and are therefore very WELCOME!
In addition to the main program, we offer care and programs for four age groups.
A room with a view of the main hall is reserved for the little ones. Here babies can play and be cared for by their parents if it is too loud for them in the main hall. The adults can hear the program and see it through the window.
On Saturday, from morning to night, there is the opportunity to do handicrafts, sports, celebrate together, explore the city and discuss relevant topics parallel to the main program.
Toddlers (2-6 years)
Playing games (indoors and outdoors), doing handicrafts, snacking and celebrating a children's service together - that is on the agenda here. When the weather is nice we will go outside. Parents can hand over their children to daycare (if the children are ready for it) or take part in the program with their children.
Daycare is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Children (6–13 years)
“Experience Bible stories with all your senses” is the motto of this group. We will sing together, do handicrafts, taste things and dance together. We will also celebrate an eventful children's service. Parents can hand over their children to daycare or take part in the program with their children.
The programs last from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
There is a separate room for babies. A room with a view of the main hall is reserved for the little ones. Here babies can play and be cared for by their parents if it is too loud for them in the main hall. The adults can hear the program and see it through the window. The room is open all day on Saturday.
Youth (14 - 20 years)
Chill out and exchange ideas in the youth café, listen to exciting short presentations on the motto "face 2 face", make music yourself or just listen - that and more awaits you at the youth program of the Christian ENCOUNTERS. The program lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from 2 p.m. there are many workshops for young people (see below).
Youth church (from 14 years)
Youth church: On Saturday evening the Protestant Crosschurch in Graz becomes the youth church! With open stage, bubble soccer, outdoor games, rest and prayer room, light and sound installations, bar, cinema and much more. All musicians and artists are welcome to perform on our open stage. No matter what music style - you are welcome!
The youth church begins on Saturday, July 4th. at 7 p.m.
Kids and Youth events
|Workshop: wheelchair course||
|Workshop: From a dangerous online world to a protected offline environment||
|Workshop: the power of ordinary joe against hate speech||
|Workshop: discover the mobile church||
|Workshop: Mission impossible? - No! Impressions and stories from Ghana||
|Workshop: selfmade candles – be creative!||
|Workshop: Dance! – Styrian folk dances & tradition||Messe Congress Graz||
|Workshop: inclusive play||
|Workshop: City running course||
|Workshop: Be sporty!||
|Workshop: Youth city walk||
|Workshop: Face2Face – through the lense||
|Bishop Forum - the youth meets church leaders||Messe Congress Graz||
The program is constantly being expanded.