8. August 2018
The IYC ambassadors are on the move
Focus on the international Youth Convention 2019 is starting to intensify. Ambassadors of the IYC are already active in many countries and regions and a first meeting has taken place in Africa. The main talking points were about the booths of the African district churches in the Hall of...
12. July 2018
IYC Countdown 8: Preparations are underway
Just one year to go until the International Youth Convention 2019 begins. One year – perhaps that might still seem a long way away for the youth, for those who are studying in that time toward their final school exams, starting a new job or moving into shared accommodation. The time is very...
21. June 2018
Twelve ambassadors for the IYC 2019
Heeeeeey! – a small demonstration of a Mexican wave in anticipation of 2019: eight young New Apostolic Christians gave a trial run at the end of May to show just how good the mood is going to be in the Arena in Düsseldorf. 30,000 young people from all over the world are going to be here for the...
8. June 2018
IYC Countdown 9: Become involved – A youth convention for the youth by the youth
As Apostle Franz-Wilhelm Otten said in an interview conducted by the German magazine „spirit“, the success of the International Youth Convention 2019 (IYC) largely depends on the enterprise of the participants and helpers. What can the youth and the congregations do beforehand so that the...
25. May 2018
IYC countdown 10: The youth are asked – What do the young Christians expect?
Preparations have already been going on for over a year, with several project groups working on the concept of the International Youth Convention (IYC) 2019. The youth had the chance to take part in an on-line survey in 2017 to express their wishes and expectations of this major event. “Spirit”...
11. May 2018
IYC Countdown 11: Looking back and forward - An interview with Apostle Franz-Wilhelm Otten
Apostle Otten was previously involved with the organisation of the European Youth Day 2009 (EYD) and is now using his experience again for the International Youth Convention 2019 (IYC). How will the IYC be? What will it have in common with the EYD and what are the differences? Spirit wanted to...
26. April 2018
IYC Countdown 12: Joyful anticipation – The motto and key visual
It should leave long-lasting memories, be easy to understand but also be diverse. It should have many different levels to arouse lots to talk about - but above all, it should conjure up joyful anticipation for the youth running up to the International Youth Convention (IYC) 2019: the motto....
21. February 2018
Survey of expectations – information and communication for the International Youth Convention
Düsseldorf. The final section of the survey covered the preferred means of communication through which respondents wished to be informed of news concerning the International Youth Convention. The Communications planning group is already using three methods of communication: Facebook, the internet...
24. January 2018
District Apostles visit the Düsseldorf Messe and Arena
Düsseldorf. The District Apostles from across the globe came, at the end of 2017, to see where the International Youth Convention (IYC) 2019 is going to take place. Many will be sending delegations to help in creating their presentation booths. Documentation of the occasion is captured in a video.
21. December 2017
Survey of interests: Topics for the International Youth Convention
The survey sought from its participants not only the things which they would like to take part in or listen to, but what their personal interests were on the subjects of theology, the Church’s structure and social issues.