APC poster

TWR-E Holds Annual Partner Conference

This year’s theme: Ministry in the Digital Age

APC poster

TWR-E Holds Annual Partner Conference

TWR Europe held its Annual Partner Conference (APC) from 21-24 April in Slovakia. This year’s theme was “Ministry in the Digital Age,” and key speakers included Dr. Jörg Dechert from ERF Medien in Germany, Ian Orton with Operation Mobilization, Jan-Willem Bosman from Agape Netherlands, as well as a number of TWR staff, including TWR President Lauren Libby and International Director for Africa Dr. Emmanuel Mbennah.

This year's conference had unique features even before its official beginning. The eruption of the Icelandic volcano, which created air travel chaos all over Europe and beyond, presented challenges for many APC participants in getting to the conference. Despite these challenges, the APC was a good time of fellowship and networking, and even those who were unable to attend the conference were able to participate via a live web feed.

iima logoAnother exciting feature of the 2010 conference was the first-ever Innovation in Ministry Award (iima), hosted by TWR Europe's Technical Department. The initiative's goals are to connect TWR-E's Partners with other Partners, and to exchange ideas related to the use of technology in ministry. This year's winner was TWR Slovakia for Dynamo, a program for youth on a site similar to YouTube.

The APC represents a highlight of the year for many. Jonny Wiegers, director of TWR’s Italian Partner CRC Italy, said of last year’s conference, “It is always the fellowship we enjoy, but also the spiritual food we can take with us, going back to our ministries and carrying on. We are not on our own, and this is the marvelous thing of TWR Europe that we can stick together and pray together, although we are going all in different geographical directions.”

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