Revive us again

15.–18.8.2024 Community Gathering

OPKO’s Community Gathering Revive us again will take place in OPKO’s event and camping center Enä-Seppä, Vihti in August. Gathering is for the members responsible for OPKO’s student communities.

Tapahtumassa käytetään englantia, suomea ja ruotsia. Yhteiskielenä toimii englanti.

15.8. Thursday

1600 – 1700 REGISTRATION STARTS

1700 – 1830 WELCOMING DINNER

Opening words and raising a welcoming toast – Jussi Miettinen & Lilian Lindén
FI, SV

1830 – 2000 PRAISE AND WARM UP

Prayer and revival always belong together.  However there is a rocky road ahead of- Sometimes it is hard to truly comprehend a threat that comes from things that are unseen. However, God warns us that the threat of spiritual warfare is very real and to arm ourselves with what He has given us.

  • MC: Anna Ojala, Benjamin Sandell
    Biblical reflection: ”Intercession and Spiritual Warfare”, Pekka Heikkilä
  • testimonials: Saara Kinnunen, Pekka Ryhänen 
  • Houseband
  • Words of encouragement from different communities
    Creative prayers 
  • Interpretation: Fi-eng, Swe-Fi, 
Anna Ojala
Saara Kinnunen

OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIRITUAL COUNSELING
24/7 Prayer space open, Kappeli

2000 – 2200 NIGHT CAFÈ: drinks, snacks, music and board games, hosted by Nico Villanen and Jakob Nylund

2000 – 2100 SAUNA for women
2100 – 2200 SAUNA for men

16.8. Friday

0700 WAKING THE DAWN – voluntary morning prayer Anna Ojala & Co

0745 – 0845 BREAKFAST

0900 – 1030 MAKING CHRIST KNOWN – THE VISION FOR THE STUDENT MOVEMENT

God has given OPKO a vision for revival among youth. We are dreaming of reaching 10 000 students!  In this morning training session we are focusing on the key ingredients of our ministry.

  • MC: Toni Mäkelä, Lilian Lindén
  • Worship
  • Biblical reflection: “Making Christ known”, Jussi Miettinen                         

SHARING BEST PRACTISES: OPKO BUFFET “SMÖRGÅSBORD” 

  • Veritas Forum, Danielle Miettinen, Lilian Lindén
  • Mission week, Jonathan Vik, Nico Villanen
  • Sharing the Gospel with a friend as a principle for multiplication, Nooa Saari, Joel Pietiläinen
  • Family on mission, Olli Lehmonen 
  • 365-educations (Maanmuuttajat, Rukouskoulu, Ajattelun akatemia, Nuoret evankelistat) Juha Parkkinen
Jonathan Vik
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1040 – 1200 GROWTH GROUPS – Sharing best practises, sharing lives, sharing hearts and insights: Building holistic ministry in our communities.

1145 – 1300 LUNCH

1300 – 1500 INTEREST GROUPS (skills)

  • How to choose a spouse and establish a Christian family – Saara Kinnunen FI host & interpretation: Roosa Lindholm 
  • How to defend your faith in a secularized society? –  Aleksi Markkanen (FI/EN) 
  • Biblical discernment:  right and wrong, spirits and powers – Pekka Ryhänen ja Ben Fernström, Essi Ikäheimonen (FI/EN) 
  • Helping the poor and the needy – growing in mercy – Timo Keskitalo, Nooa Saari (FI/EN) 
  • Following Jesus whatever the cost – Felicia Bodaxell, host Benjamin Sandell (SWE) Interpretation: Hanna-Leena Ventin, Upper room (Yläsali) 
  • Introduction to the Christian faith through the ALPHA Course – Hanna Räsänen (FI/EN)
Saara Kinnunen
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1500  1600 Coffee

1600 – 1730 BREAK, time for rest, prayer or physical activities hosted by Johanna Vähäkainu

Opportunity for spiritual counseling – Saara Kinnunen, Ben Fernström & Co.

1730 – 1845 DINNER

1900 – 2030 POWER IN WEAKNESS – PRAYER EVENING
So often we pray for strength, when in actuality we should remain in our weakness, utterly dependent upon Jesus and his grace.

  • MC:  Joel Pietiläinen, Nico Villanen
    Ylistystä: Houseband
  • Biblical reflection: ”Power in weakness”, Taina Korhonen
  • Testimony: Saara Kinnunen
  • Prayer and intercession
  • FI, SV, EN
Taina Korhonen

2030 – 2130 SAUNA for men
2130 – 2230 SAUNA for women 

2030 – 2200 NIGHT CAFÈ: drinks, snacks, music and board games, hosted by Jonathan Vik and Nico Villanen

OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIRITUAL COUNSELING Saara Kinnunen, Ben Fernström & Co.

24/7 Prayer space open

17.8. Saturday

0700 WAKING THE DAWN – morning prayer Johanna Vähäkainu (voluntary) EN 

0745 – 0845 BREAKFAST

0900 – 1030 STANDING ON SOLID GROUND

The Word of God has the power to reveal things that we could not know in any other way. Because Scripture is inspired and God-breathed. It’s useful for teaching, training and guiding us in all truth.

  • MC: Nooa Saari, Jonathan Vik 
  • Biblical reflection: Power of the Word”, Tenho Rajala
    Houseband
  • Discovery Bible study, Seeker Bible study, Jonathan Vik
    Small groups as part of the session, with those sitting close by: What are your experiences from bible studies, what works, how does God speak to you? 
Tenho Rajalan kuva.

1030 – 1100 COFFEE BREAK

1100  1200 THE 60 YEAR CELEBRATION OF OPKO BEGINS

Welcome to the OPKO family gathering and the 60´s birthday celebration! You can clothe yourself in the way young people did in the 60’s. Time to meet old friends and make new ones!

  • MC: Anna Ojala ja Benjamin Sandell 
    Welcome! – Ilkka Päiväsaari, leader of Enä-Seppä, Mika Tuovinen, Saara Kinnunen (Fi-Sv) 
    Opening words
  • Music Olli Lehmonen & Co. worship and songs from 60´s up to now.
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1200 – 1300 LUNCH

1300 REVIVE US AGAIN  

In the beginning the group of students were revival catalysts in their environment. It changed them and it changed history. It is time to DREAM again renewal in our lives and revival in the church, society and world

  • MC: Anna Ojala ja Benjamin Sandell
  • Xaris – dance company 
  • How did it start? Interview with Raimo Mäkelä, Ritva Olkkola-Pääkkönen and Ben Fernström, interviewed by Danielle Miettinen 
  • Revive us again! – IFES European leader David Montgomery 
  • Prayer for renewal and revival
  • worship and songs from the 60´s up to now.
Raimo Mäkelä
Ritva Olkkola-Pääkkönen
David Montgomery

1430 – 1600 PIECE OF CAKE/ SYNTTÄRIKAKKUTARJOILU

1600 SEMINARS

  • Multigenerational youth work  Jussi Miettinen, Olli Lehmonen, Saara Kinnunen, OPKOn ystävät, Tent 1, host: Taina Korhonen
  • How can Christianity survive and thrive in Europe? IFES European leader David Montgomery, EN, MC Anna Ojala, Tent 2
  • Simul justus et peccator, Raimo Mäkelä ja Toni Mäkelä, Sepän talon sali, host: Joel Pietiläinen
  • Faith that can move mountains, Aleksi Markkanen ja Timo Junkkaala, Puustellin sali
  • I väntan på väckelse, tillbaka till framtiden, Christian Perret, Jonathan Vik mfl, SWE, Upper room, Yläsali, Övre salen, host: Lilian Lindén
Timo Junkkaala

1730 – 1845 DINNER
Generational meetings

1900  2100  GOODNESS OF GOD – CELEBRATION

Fixing our eyes on Jesus. Time to expresses gratitude for God’s faithfulness & goodness throughout life and dreaming big dreams for small people.

  • MC: Mika Isosalo ja Hanna-Leena Ventin (FI, SWE) 
  • Official greetings
    “Big dreams for small people”, Jussi Miettinen
  • Testimonies of what God has done and is about to do.
  • Tove and Jukka Leppilampi in concert 
Mika Isosalo
Tove ja Jukka Leppilampi

2050 BENEDICTION by all OPKO general secretaries present

2100  SUPPER

2115 SAUNA for women

2230 SAUNA for men

18.8. Sunday

0700 WAKING THE DAWN – morning prayer Tenho Rajala EN

0745 – 0845 BREAKFAST

900 – 1030 WHO IS THE GREATEST?
The idea that greatness lies in service is a timeless one. Humility and service are elevated as qualities of true greatness.Our actions and how we treat others matter more than any external markers of success.

  • MC: Roosa Lindholm, Felicia Bodaxell 
  • Biblical reflection: “The power of servant leadership” Taneli Skyttä (EN) 
  • Testimonies
  • Interpretation: En-Fi 
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1030 – 1040 BREAK

1040 – 1200 GROWTH GROUPS

1200 – 1300 LUNCH

1300 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – THE LORD’S SUPPER 

  • Sermon: Mika Tuovinen
  • Liturgy: Benjamin Sandell
  • Ordination of new staff, Jussi Miettinen
  • Prayer and worship

1430 – 1500 COFFEE

1500 GOODBYE and have a blessed journey home!

Register

Remember to register to the Community Gathering until at the latest on Sunday 6.8. using register button or this link. You don’t need to register to Google in order to register. 

Community Gathering Admission Fee:

To OPKO’s members: (under 29 years old) 80 €/whole event or 30 €/per day
To others: 100 €/whole event or 40 €/per day

If you want to support the event you can add extra 10 € to your payment.

Location

Gathering will take place in OPKO’s event and camping center Enä-Seppä, Vihti (Enätie 45, 03250 Ojakkala).

Language

Community gathering will be conducted on three languages: English, Finnish and Swedish.

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