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NEW GROUND – AIRFIELD ALLSTEDT

Hey Freakstocker,

In the last few days you were already able to gather first impressions on what the new ground looks like. Here now a few background infos:

1. Why are we not in Borgentreich anymore?
The premises in Borgentreich have been converted to a facility for refugees and asylum seeking people. We wish them that they will be able to feel at home in Borgentreich the same way we have and that they have a good start in Germany.

2. Why Allstedt?
After the good experience with the barracks we were looking for similar facilities. This was extremly difficult since grounds with buildings are very rare (whoever owns a ground with buildings uses those and doesn’t leave them standing vacant so that we can find accommodation there once a year). Also it was important to us that the ground would be located as central as possible. Allstedt is very central and has many shelters where the well-known locations and areas can be placed. We are happy that God also confirmed through independent impressions that we’re in the right place here.

3. What’s exiting and new?
The airfield Allstedt is a great nature-orientated facility which is full of possibilities. We’ll be able to dream up and realise many exciting ideas. There is a great amount of space and different locations. As always, we are curious which new ideas you’ll bring in.

Get invovled and make Freakstock your festival!

4. What’s important?
We know that anything new always brings uncertainty. Be assured that we are in conversation with a lot of people to organise Freakstock as well as possible for everyone and incorporate all kinds of different requirements (a post especially for families will follow in the next few days).

You see, it is new ground time and we’re itching to get going and shape it. Get involved, dream with us and be excited!

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new ground, one crowd, no borders

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new ground

The Jesus Freaks and consequently Freakstock are currently in a process: In 2013 the topic for the year “Change(d)” hit the nail on the head for a lot of us. God kicked off changes in our lives and our movement and invited us anew to let Him work on us. In 2014 we already knew that He was leading us into new more specific ground. We had to be brave, leave long standing things behind and set out into unknown grounds. In 2015 this will become even more concrete. The new grounds are becoming visible. It is in front of us and we have taken the first steps into it even though a lot of it is still unfamiliar. There is still a lot to discover of what God has in store for us. But there are 2 things on our way this year that we can know:

one crowd

We’re not just on this path with God, we’re also on it together. Years ago we reviewed the situation and realised how far apart we had drifted from each other and how close we still felt. A poem from back then summarised this feeling:

We’re living lives apart: In big cities and one-horse towns, are 40 and 14, wearing studded wristbands and suits, patent leather shoes and sneakers.
We’re listening to hard-core and classic, are driving Benz and bus, are sitting in executive chairs and are queuing in job centre queues.
We have PhDs and criminal records, believe in anarchy and vote conservative.
We’re living lives apart but we carry one name, dream one dream, share one history!
Is what‘s connecting us stronger than what’s separating us?

Today we can say: Yes, what’s connecting us is stronger than our differences. Maybe we can even say by now that our differences are making us strong because they let us recognise how God makes us complement each other, how we can see things in each other that we would have been blind to otherwise and how we can, together, grasp more and more of how God is.
We are a unity before God. Every single one of us is an essential part in our movement. God created us as a total work of art that only works if all of us are filling it with life, together. And He wants life. He has life in abundance for us and wants us to let it flow out. Because…

no borders

with God there are no borders. Where our imagination ends God only starts to dream. We are called to freedom in God! Freedom that we can live! Freedom that we are supposed to tell others about! Freedom that we’re supposed to make possible for others who are captured in internal or external barriers. Because we overcome all borders through the one who loves us. The new land that God is leading us into is a land of freedom.

 

We’re walking into the unknown – new ground!
We’re not alone – one crowd!
We’re called to overcome – no borders!

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Freakstock 2015 – Worshipers wanted

Dear Worship Folks!

We need YOU to make Freakstock 2015 the Jesus Festival it is supposed to be. To help you make your decision, here is some information.

At the moment we do not know at which place the next Freakstock take place, but what we do know is this: Freakstock without worship is not even possible. Worship is not only the music, but it’s our whole experience with God and our chance to stay in contact with him. Everything we do can be worship – if we let it.

Nevertheless is music (or dancing or painting …) often a way to get in contact with God and it gives everybody on Freakstock the possibility to do so.

So, as our last years motto “Neuland” (new land) said, we are looking for people who conquer new land! Out of the box-thinkers, people who write new songs or create a whole new worship experience!

We do not want to follow, we want to go ahead! Just write us and we will see, what happens!

For all musician guys:

Don’t forget to schedule some time for sound check, setting up and stuff.

You’ll have the same status as Staff-Members, this means: entrance fee (around 30 EUR), 3 free meals a day and all you can drink water. But unlike for Band-Members, there’ll be no refund of your travel expenses.

Finally I want to point out that we’d be very pleased to receive applications from bands outside of the Jesus Freaks movement! Also, we’d be pleased to have unusual new band projects as well as “traditional” formations, or just one guy / girl + instrument!

What we need from you:

Band description: name, members, formation, instruments

Style of music: MP3, audio sample or a link to your homepage, youtube, soundcloud etc. – onlinelink whished for. What kind of songs do you normally play? (own songs, Jesus-Freak Songs, Hillsongs, traditonals…)

History: Where have you been playing before and what is your level of experience on stage? Why do you worship? What do you love about worship?

Organization: Which dates would you like to apply for, which ones do you prefer, which ones are unacceptable?

In the End the most important facts for you:

Deadline for applications: February 15th 2015

Please send applications and all concerning questions to lobpreisbooking@freakstock.de

We’re looking forward to your applications and we’re excited to see what this year is going to bring.

Looking forward to Freakstock 2015

Your Worship-booking-Team

Stephan and Tobi

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(Deutsch) Neuland gesucht

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(Deutsch) Vergiss den Muttizettel nicht!

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