Regional youth conventions
Youth conventions generally take place within the individual district Church, coordinated under the direction of the respective District Apostle.
In 2009, the New Apostolic Church hosted a European Youth Day for the first time, with around 35,000 young people from many countries who travelled to Düsseldorf. The International Youth Convention 2019 is a remake of this event and is directed toward all young Christians worldwide.
European Youth Day 2009
This European Youth Day took place in Düsseldorf in 2009. Chief Apostle Richard Fehr, the predecessor to Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, had already had the idea at the end of the 90’s for the New Apostolic Church to hold a European-wide major event.
The idea came into focus again in November 2005 following the Catholic World Youth Day, when an initial working group of the New Apostolic Church met to discuss the subject. The District Apostles of Europe had given the green light to begin preparations for such a multi-national communal festivity, at one of their regular meetings in Zurich.