21 January

Short-Term Investment, Long-Term Gains

When young adults take church trips to other countries, they usually think about all the ways that they are going to help and make a difference in the lives of others. For Trek7 participant Amy, her experience was, unexpectedly, quite the opposite. The local leaders and Christians, who actually wanted to take the time to […]

18 November

Waves of Ownership

Kerstin knows that life isn’t always smooth sailing. With her publishing and coaching company, Down to Earth, she provides Christian alternatives to New Age solutions for those who find themselves in stormy seas. When she turned 30, she heard a lecture about parenting that spoke to her. She realized that even though she was single, […]

23 September

Trek7 + Serve the City = Partners for Change

 For the second consecutive year, Trek7 partnered with Serve the City. Serve the City is a Christian volunteer movement that started a decade ago in Brussels and has spread to more than 90 cities on three continents. Christine, who coordinates Berlin’s Serve the City efforts, says that STC tries to make it easy for people […]

15 September

How Berlin Has Ruined Living Anywhere Else

Posted by in Berlin, Cities

Many people have fallen head-over-heels walking the streets of Berlin. But where does this love affair with the city start? Putting words to the elusive draw of Berlin can be a challenge. Here is one perspective that reveals a few of the city’s many charming qualities. Read “How Berlin has ruined living anywhere else.”

7 July

To Berlin and Back Again

The 2014 Trek7 team got off to a quick start in Berlin. In just a few short weeks, the young foursome has seen and done a little bit of everything. They describe Berlin as huge, vibrant, multicultural and diverse, even in just how the city is laid out. “I love how we’re in Köpenick, and there’s […]

13 May

Words Have Feelings, Too

“It’s not the word’s fault,” my German teacher said, as he explained to us why you shouldn’t say the word Führer. “When someone says it [Führer], this is all we think about,” he said, drawing a toothbrush moustache on his face with his index finger and making the “Heil, Hitler” gesture. In the dictionary, Führer […]

8 April

VLOG: Living Without Walls

John used to think that much of the Christian life happened inside the walls of the church. Since coming to Berlin, the recent college graduate has expanded his ideas of what it means to be a Christian.  And what this looks like may or may not surprise you.     How far would you travel […]

19 March