(Much) More Than a Festival

2015. június 24., szerda

For each ‘Starpoint’ it is very decisive who leads the “main lectures”. The "Keynote Speaker" somehow represents the given Festival, gives a face to it and stands in person for the message. This time Zoltán Sóskuti, pastor of a congregation in the suburbs of Budapest, got the calling to handle the main channel and to make sure that Trust takes shape among us.  

The ‘Starpoint’, besides being a world famous, wonderfully colorful Festival and meeting point for thousands of (Reformed) Youngsters between 16-30+, gathering together every two years from Hungary, from the Carpathian Basin and from far beyond, is after all a spiritual event. A place where we want to share fellowship in the presence of God; a time when we want to listen to God and be attentive to each other.

On God’s end, we trust that he is faithful to his promises. On our end, we do our best to set up channels and create spaces where God’s Spirit moves freely. 8 different types of morning devotions, around 200 small groups, evening devotions and the main feature of ‘Starpoint’, the “main lecture”, which is the “central channel” to see, feel, smell and listen to the message, all these shall make sure that we leave the Festival as a different person. The main lecture, which gathers all the participants in front of the main stage for 90 minutes, is a combination of reflection, evangelization, prayer, visual and sound effects.

For each ‘Starpoint’ therefore it is very decisive who leads these “main lectures” ("Keynote Speaker"). He or she somehow represents the given Festival, gives a face to it and stands in person for the message. This time Zoltán Sóskuti, pastor of a congregation in the suburbs of Budapest, got the calling to handle the main channel and to make sure that Trust takes shape among us. Read his self-intro:  

“I’m Zoltán Sóskuti, I live in Rákoskeresztúr, Budapest. I serve there as member and pastor of a wonderful community, where I can love and be loved, where I can be myself, where I can be shaped and where I can give and receive. I love my ministry, I love my wife and our three kids even more, and most of all I love God, whom I start to get to know and recognize…

I’m interested in many things beside my ministry: I’m attracted by history and literature (I myself used to write short stories), by the history and certainly the seashores of Croatia … and by music. For long years, I have been playing in a Christian band, writing and performing songs. I try to find time for long walks, to read ancient Christian writings, to have great conversations, to eat well and to rejoice in life. The most important respiration above all this is silence. “Be still” – this is maybe the most important message which I would like to pass on.” 

 

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