The roundtable "How do I get involved as a non-musician in the Church?" on Saturday, June 1, was moderated by Gregor Häußermann. The discussion on the podium was conducted by Bishop Martin Rheinberger from Southern Germany and two young people.
The youth and the Bishop agreed that commitment to the church is not tied to office or function. Together with the audience, they discussed how brothers and sisters, who do not play an instrument and do not sing in a choir, can play their part. They concluded: First, you have to realize what skills you have. If you enjoy planting flowers, mowing the lawn or organizing excursions, you will find it easy to find a task in your community. Otherwise, it may be worthwhile to think beyond the own community: if you have a perfect command of a foreign language, you may be able to translate in a transmission service. Bishop Rheinberger looked even further: "I am also a Christian at work, in the commune, in the neighborhood". span> span> span> span>
The bishop called upon the participants to consider: where can I be useful?, and he appealed to them to discuss their ideas and thoughts with the church leadership. And keep your eyes open for situations where engagement is needed: "The Good Samaritan certainly did not get up in the morning and said: 'Today I'll save someone.'" span> span>
12. June 2019
Text: Annette Conrad, Lina-Sophie Rütten
Images: Oliver Preß