Activate Conference

Built to last is the theme of the new network’s first conference. Activate Conference is taking place from October 16th to 19th 2019 (Wednesday evening until noon Saturday) at St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden.

We will find out how to shape our personal and church lives to last. We want to discover how to act upon God’s commission in Germany, in the nations and discover how each one of us can contribute.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to grow as a leader by attending a variety of interesting workshops. Your church needs leaders who are seeking God. That’s how you can actively strengthen your church and thus the body of Christ. We will welcome international guests who are collaborating with us within the Activate Network. Furthermore, Peter Rasmussen (Durban, South Africa) as well as Anthony and Helen Rist (St. Albans, Great Britain) will be our special guests.

There will be space made for time together in worship and in the presence of God. There will also be time for community and taking part in the work of others as we will listen to interesting reports from the nations: What God is doing, what we are doing and how we can pray.

It will be worthwhile for everyone to join the conference. You only need to take 2 days off of work to be there. Whether you already have a leading role in your church or want to develop your leadership skills: We will stand together as the body of Christ from different churches and nations and expect His mighty work. We are full of expectation as we look ahead to these four days in October, because we are convinced: Activate Conference will be a refreshing, encouraging time and an opportunity for you to see the big picture of what God is doing, to learn from other Christians, encourage others and learn, not only how to get things started, but also how to bring things to a good end!


Start: Wednesday, 16.10.2019, 5.30pm

End: Saturday, 19.10.2019, 1pm

The evening events are free and open to everyone.

Wednesday 7 pm open session with Ant Rist: “Centrality of Christ”
Thursday 9:30 Uhr
11:30 Uhr
15:00 Uhr
16:30 Uhr
19:00 Uhr
open session with Peter Rasmussen: “Cultivating connections”
Freitag 9:30 Uhr
11:30 Uhr
14:00 Uhr
19:00 Uhr
Activate-Network presentation
open session with Helen Rist: “See I make all things new!”
Samstag 9:30 Uhr
11:15 Uhr


In the Conference there will be the following topics

  • Keep Christ central
  • He trains my hands
  • apostle … more then optional equipment?
  • A life well lived
  • Cultivating connection
  • Behold I make all things new
  • Not of this world … Keeping unity
  • The uncomfortable task. How Evangelisation works in the 21st century.

In the Seminars there will be the following topics:

  • Keep your life free of the influence of the demonic
  • Strengthening the soul of your leadership
  • Recognising those with high capacity
  • Giving Feedback
  • Dealing with stress and managing your energy
  • Keeping your ministry alive longterm through good leadership transition
  • Don’t be affraid to change the course

Fees, Catering and Accommodation:


If you can only join the conference on one day, you can get day passes at below rates. Day passes do NOT include lunch and dinner. Coffee/tea breaks are included:

Day pass Thursday 25,00 €
Day pass Friday 25,00 €
Day pass Saturday 15,00 €

Everyone is taking care of breakfast and accommodation on their own. On request, we can provide you with a list of nearby accommodations.
Please be aware that we cannot arrange for private accommodations with members of Jesus Gemeinde.