+ Willow Creek Leadership Congress 2024 for the third time in the dm-arena: impetus for a forward-looking church | Messe Karlsruhe
29 Feb 2024

Willow Creek Leadership Congress 2024 for the third time in the dm-arena: impetus for a forward-looking church

From 7 to 9 March, over 5,500 full-time and voluntary workers from Protestant regional and free churches as well as from the Catholic Church will meet at the Willow Creek Leadership Congress 2024 in the dm-arena at Messe Karlsruhe. Practical presentations by national and international speakers will give participants inspiration and food for thought for their tasks in the community and the direction of the church. The congress is being held in Karlsruhe for the third time. The leadership congress will be broadcast live from the dm-arena Karlsruhe to ten cities in Germany.

Thomas Fremdt, Managing Director of Willow Creek Germany, says: "For us Christians, hope is the driving force that enables us to overcome obstacles and shape the future with confidence. The Willow Creek Leadership Congress 2024 with the theme Hope embodies this in a special way. After we had to cancel the event in Karlsruhe four years ago due to the pandemic, we are once again creating a platform in the dm-arena for leaders of all Christian denominations to share the vision of a church of hope and take it out into the world together."

The Willow Creek Leadership Congress is aimed at all those who want to revitalise their faith, develop their skills and help shape the future of the church. To this end, the topics that most concern leaders, employees and congregations today will be addressed: through innovative ideas, tried-and-tested models, enriching dialogue, spiritual reorientation and speakers from business, science, culture and churches beyond denominational boundaries.

Karlsruhe has been a popular event location for various religious communities for years

It is not only the Willow Creek Leadership Congress that has once again found its way to Karlsruhe; other religious communities such as the Ecumenical Council of Churches, the New Apostolic Church and the Islamic religious community Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat have also chosen the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre as their venue. Messe Karlsruhe supports the organisers with the organisation and implementation and benefits from its extensive experience in hosting numerous church events. Holger Klanfer, Director Congress & Cultural Events at Messe Karlsruhe, says: "We at Messe Karlsruhe are very customer-centric - and want to be very close to the needs of our customers and understand their challenges. We have built up extensive expertise and solutions in this area through past events organised by church organisations. In combination with the diverse possibilities of our versatile event site, we always find the right solution for every event."

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