Eco-Starpoint

2015. augusztus 13., tags: eco-congregation, starpoint, festival, youth

In this year at Starpoint Reformed Youth Conference in Tata the theme was Trust. It is a very interesting question how you can approach and reach the trust in other persons, in yourself and in God. This year was particularly special for the the Eco-Congregation Movement. Report on the contribution of the Eco-Congregation Movement at the Starpoint Youth Festival.

Youth Event Builds Trust Across Nations

2015. augusztus 03., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), starpoint, festival, youth

The Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival saw 3,000 Reformed Christian youth from all over the world gather in Tata, Hungary, the third week of July to share their love for life, music, fellowship and God. Duncan MacLean IV, who has been a communications intern at the World Communion of Reformed Churches this summer, attended. He reported on the event on WCRC's website.

Still trusting

2015. július 29., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

The development of our faith is never straightforward. Trust leads us to a bright space but we have to walk through dark tunnels. When everything is breaking down, we have to search for the small pieces of our heart which can still be used for something. We have to build our trust in God again and again - said Zoltán Sóskuti in his keynote speech at the Main Stage. 

The Charm of Three

2015. július 29., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

The 2015 Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival could welcome many fresh participants, as well as real “veterans”, who came for the second or third time. One of the members of the international team is in line with the Hungarian rewinders: we talked with Inga Krisiukenaite (23) from Lithuania, who joined us for the third time.

Where is God? Where is He not?

2015. július 29., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

We have many disappointments in life, working like a big STOP sign for us. We have to stop for a minute to see what we have deeply in our souls. But if we disappointed in somebody or something, we don’t turn to God, but everything else especially when we disappointed in God. Today we had a really heavy theme at the morning keynote speech also presented by Zoltán Sóskuti.

A God Moment

2015. július 29., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

In the crowd of more than 2,500 participants at the 2015 Starpoint Reformed Youth Conference one shouldn't be surprised to hear English, French, German or Korean words, as a group of international guests joined the programs. We found a silent bench for a short talk with Duncan Maclean (20) from the USA.

Prayer In Time of Heat

2015. július 29., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

The air conditioning system of the car broke down while driving here. But not only in the car: in the whole world. This is what we, 2,500 people can feel in Tata, giddily in the burning sunshine. Tomorrow will be the hottest day, hotter than today, though today was much hotter than yesterday.

Can we live without Trust in God?

2015. július 29., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

Who would not be happy getting a great car or a house we don’t work and pay for? That would be amazing! But when it happens, after it happens we would be responsible for it. We actually have something we get as a gift. A gift from God. That is our world, our environment and the people among us. Can we make their trust stronger?

From Word To Water

2015. július 28., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

On the second afternoon of the 2015 Starpoint Festival the team of international participants experienced the message of the Opening Worship of the Festival. Just like the Disciplines did on the Lake of Galilee, the team boarded a boat, and trusting the boatmen set out to discover the nearby Old Lake.

Ouverture

2015. július 28., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

Sometimes I find myself imagining background music to moments in my life. Just as if I were part of a movie: showing my travel pass in the underground, a determined act of potato peeling or a simple tooth washing, they all receive stronger emphasis when they are accompanied by music in my head.

Day 1 at The Starpoint 2015

2015. július 28., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

After spending two days visiting Budapest, the group of international visitors arrived in Tata. They say that the Olympic Sports Centre of Tata, which serves as the venue of Starpoint 2015 was built at this location, because the climate of Tata resembles to that of London the most, home of the 1948 Olympic Games. Luckily, this year it shows the best of weather…

Genuine Life- Genuine Message

2015. július 15., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

It is only a weeks before Starpoint begins where Keresztkérdés is going to perform as well. As of this occasion, we have been talking with Dani Kübler, the frontline man and Ildi Nagy, one of the singers, about the band, their aims and plans.

Starpoint 2015- Interview with The Organizers

2015. július 02., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

The Starpoint reformed youth festival has been organized for more than a decade now, once in every two years, and it attracts about 3500 young people. Ádám Galambos from the Lutheran Church’s website made an interview with Margit Kiss, coordinator of the Festival and Szabolcs Szontágh, reformed pastor, leader of the Youth Office of RCH. 

The Building Stones of Trust

2015. július 01., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

The countdown has begun: the seventh Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival will start in only six weeks. Between the 21st and the 25th of July the grounds of the Olympic Center of Tata will be full of young people discussing in this year the topic of trust. A press conference on the preparations and the planned events of the Festival was held by the organizers, performers and lecturers on the 10th of June.

(Much) More Than a Festival

2015. június 24., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

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.  

I trust in You

2015. március 30., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

Starpoint, the Youth Festival of the Reformed Church in Hungary is organised by youth for youth. The coordination of the event is by the RCH Youth Office and volunteers who work towards the success of the event. As Starpoint is only a few months away, Margit Tímea Kiss the Starpoint Festival Coordinator and Szabolcs Szontágh head of the Youth Office of RCH were interviewed regarding the upcoming event. 

Starpoint again: Let’s meet in Tata!

2015. március 25., tags: starpoint, festival, youth

Every second year, young people gather from around the Carpathian Basin and from abroad, to come together in community and to share and discuss the event’ theme.

Report on Closing Synod of RCH's 13th Cycle

2014. november 19., tags: partnerchurches, synod2014, synod, church revision, Synod, starpoint

The 13th Synod Cycle’s 15th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Church in Hungary took place last week on 12th – 13th of November 2014. It was the last Synod of a 6-year-Cycle and the last before elections of new officials.

Another Successful Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival

2013. augusztus 02., tags: festival, music, mezőtúr, youth, starpoint

Saturday, 27 July was the end to yet another blessed Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival in Mezőtúr. After a shortened day, everyone gathered at the main stage for a closing worship that included the Lord's Supper.

Let the Countdown to Starpoint Begin!

2013. április 04., tags: youth, festival, starpoint

The venue is set, theme chosen, bands lined up and speakers scheduled. Starpoint is coming! It's hard to imagine that this year's festival in Mezőtúr is only 109 days away, but rest easy, the team has been working around the clock to ensure that this Starpoint will be the best one yet!

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