Germany

Nightclub Church

Going to a traditional, Sunday-morning church service is not a typical activity for most German university students. The campus ministry in Würzburg wanted to challenge stereotypes and began hosting the Nightclub Church events. The huge initial success of events in just two months welcomed more than 450 guests, has motivated the team to continue. The idea of holding a modern church service for young people in a nightclub setting is unique in all of Germany.

This non-denominational event features live music and a selection of refreshments.  Some event themes included “Look for happiness, find meaning! Your Masterplan for 2014” (featuring well-known television evangelist Pastor Ulrich Parzany as guest speaker) and “Islam, Christianity – isn’t it all just the same? Looking at the small but significant differences” (presented by a former Muslim who now believes in Jesus Christ).

Daniel Wild, university student and leader of the nightclub church, describes the purpose of the gathering, saying, “We are excited about Jesus Christ, and we want to show people that God loves them too.”  

The Main Post regional edition for Würzburg, among other publications, reported on the story of what happens when a church opens its doors in a nightclub.

This story was originally published by Agape Europe, Cru in Western Europe. 

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