Survey of expectations ↑
The first step was to determine what the young Christians expect from the programme of the International Youth Convention. All potential visitors to the International Youth Convention 2019 were given the opportunity in April and May 2017 to express their preferences and interests in an online questionnaire.
The survey results were published in the second half of 2017. They have been fed, in parallel, to further planning of the programme. Furthermore, the call goes out for all the young people to add any more specific programme items or any general ideas by late summer of 2018.
The programme in outline ↑
Programme plans made so far envisage a number of opening divine services to be held on Ascension Day, 30th May 2019 at 6 p.m. in various languages in the exhibition halls. All participants are warmly invited to attend.
The International Youth Convention will be opened on the Friday morning in the Arena, which is adjacent to the exhibition ground. This will be followed by a programme of display booths and various events in the exhibition halls with over 200 programme items.
Various musical events will run on the evenings of Friday and Saturday in the Arena: on Friday the pop oratorio, “I AM”, in the English language and on Saturday, an evening to set the scene for Sunday. In addition, a musical programme is planned for both evenings in the exhibition halls and on the open-air stage between the youth camps
The weekend’s celebrations will conclude on Sunday with a closing divine service in the Arena for all participants, together with Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider.