Last year at SLOT Festival we had a blast. This year will be even better PLUS there will be a roundtable for emerging church leaders running throughout the program. This is your invitation to join me and about 5000 others in Lubiaz, Poland, July 9-13, 2008.
Yeah . . . BRING IT ON!!!!!!!
Here are some images from our time last year at Slot which takes place on the grounds of an old monastery. From left to right, (1) our Teepee in front of the monastery - THATS WIERD! (2) some friends with Debbie - thats Gaby (center, from Hungary - see her photostream from 2006) and her friend from Bulgaria, (3) Some very cool people who have started their own festival in Ukraine and (4) and the Kiwi Cafe where I hope to be teaching my session in July and probably where DJ Kenny Mitchell from New York might be spinning at 3 in the morning. . oh . . and (5) is my kids learning some skills.
My friends from Connect Europe have sent out an invitation this week. Here is the skinny . ..
"At SLOT every summer for about a week more than 5000 people gather for the biggest alternative youth-culture festival run by Christians…..a meeting-point of the christian and secular culture with a lot of significant consequences for both sides…all informations about the vision, style and focus of the festival you find on their website - www.slot.art.pl
Everywhere all over Europe people have been starting a journey to find new ways of expression of Gods love for our western society and culture – new forms of church and community are springing up out of nothing and more and more it is important to network with each other to inspire, encourage, connect and learn from each other. The SLOT-ArtFestival is an inspiration in itself for this whole process and journey we are at right now….an ideal place to gather together to think, pray and get new impulses and find new friends who are on the same journey…
This year we are offering a ROUND-TABLE during the whole festival – a platform to gather, network, think and pray together…..main focus will be the subject of how can we live a relevant christian life-style together in community, the building of missional communities and how these can look like…we will have a room during the whole festival to meet, hang out, discuss, and pray together…we want to present our ideas, thoughts, needs, questions and create an environment for expression of our vision and desires what we would like to see develop in the near future…the JesusFreaks will be there with a coffee-tent – an ideal place to hang out and meet new friends…The Round-Table-Gathering will be embedded into the whole Festival-Programme….and we will have a chance to meet a lot of creative people from all over Europe during this time…you can stay the whole time but also only some days…..depends on your time and availability…." Florian.
Invitation and more details here. Flying into Wroclaw is best and Ryan Air is cheapest.
EUROPEAN GATHERING @ SLOT englisch-1.doc
Some vids . . .
SLOT by Day (btw - the voice saying "Toy Est Slot Art Festival" is mine.)
More Slot by Day
SLOT by Night - A band called 2 Tim 2,3 give some evening devotional comtemplation
Surprise hit for our family was Me Myself and I, a fantastic Polish band. Hey - check out their Myspace and somebody invite them overseas. They rock and i am not just saying that because they gave us their CD AND our kids and the neighbours here in Scotland play it all the time.
Last one. Tthats me in the black hat and that guy is not really Bono, despite what VJ Spir says.