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This blog brings you short updates about the people and ministries associated with Calvary Chapel Scandinavia (CCS). Tip us about good stories at csu@calvarychapel.dk or via Facebook or Twitter (twitter.com/ccscandinavia).

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

2022 marks the return of the Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference – Registration is now open!

The Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference is back after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. The 2022 conference will take place on July 27th-31st near the Swedish town of Vingåker, and registration for all available types of accommodation is now open. Sign up now or as soon as possible to secure your accommodation of choice.

In 2020 and 2021 the annual Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Conference had to be cancelled due to the ongoing health risk and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Scandinavian region. With the outlook for this summer now more stabile, the regional conference is set to go ahead this summer at the familiar venue in Vingåker, Sweden.

Many things will be the same as usual, but naturally there will also be a few new Covid safety measures in place, so please take the time to read carefully about this year’s conference before signing up:

THE VENUE
It will be the sixth time that the Scandinavian conference takes place at the campsite called Hjälmargården not far from the Swedish town of Vingåker.

This venue is liked by many of our Scandinavian conference-goers for its lakeside location and offers of outdoor space for activities, incl. canoeing, ball games, miniature golf, playgrounds for kids, etc.

THE TEACHING
A line-up of invited guest pastors and local speakers will teach about the Life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. The conference will also offer specific workshops on topics that are highly relevant to our daily lives as Christians. All teaching will be in English.

THE TEACHERS
This year we welcome four guest speakers to teach alongside local ministry leaders from Scandinavia. These guest speakers are David Guzik (Santa Barbara, California), Stan Marinussen (Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands), Edmund Coronel (Düsseldorf, Germany), and Mark Walsh (Otley, England). The kids church will once again be taught and led by Kurt and Tiffany Ibbotson and their team of volunteers from Calvary Chapel Leipzig in Germany.

THE TIMING
Please note that the "Arrival and registration" takes place on Wednesday (July 27th) between 4pm and 7pm. Dinner is served at 6pm, and the first worship and teaching session starts at 7:30pm.

THE PRICE
Your attendance price will depend on what type of accommodation you choose. Types of accommodation are assigned based on 'first come, first serve' principle, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible before your desired accommodation of choice is 'sold out'.

You can find more information about available accommodation options by clicking the sign up link below, but the overall price structure is as follows (please note all currencies are in DKK).

All children aged 0 to 12 (both ages included) attend free of charge, regardless of your choice of accommodation, thanks to a generous donation.

The following prices apply to all attendees aged 13 or older, covering all cost for accommodation, access to all conference facilities, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments ("fika") throughout the conference:

Tent - 1000 DKK pr adult
Bring your own tent or camper, we provide you with a camp spot and access to toilets and showers)

Bed in dorm room - 1000 DKK pr person
Children aged 0 to 12 cannot be signed up for dorm rooms. Rooms are gender divided and contain two bunk beds, so you will be bunking with up to three other people. Limited living space, but a roof over your head, and a bed to sleep in. Access to toilets and showers, which are located in a separate building.

Private room without bathroom - 1500 DKK pr adult
Available for single occupants, married couples, friends (of same gender) who wish to share a room, single parents with their kid(s), or similar. Room size varies depending on how many people you are. Toilets and showers are in a separate building.

Private room with bathroom - 1900 DKK pr adult
Available for two or more occupants, not for single occupants. These rooms usually have two bunk beds and its own private bathroom. These rooms come with access to a shared kitchen with a fridge and microwave. Also, suitably for families with up to 2 children.

Family cabin - 1900 DKK pr adult
Available for families of four or more. These are small cabins with 2-4 bunk beds (holds a total of 4-8 people). Most of them come with a kitchenette including a fridge and microwave. At the outset, these cabins are available only to families with two or more children. Should any cabins still be available to book at the time of the conference, these will be offered to smaller families (based on date of registration).

IMPORTANT: When signing up, a down payment of 200 DKK will be required (for every person over 13 years of age that you want to sign up) to complete and confirm your registration. The remaining part of your attendance fee does not have to be paid until June 15th at the latest. More info on pricing and how to pay when you click the sign up link below.

HOW TO SIGN UP
If you want to attend this conference, please CLICK HERE to fill out the official registration form and click the "submit registration" link afterwards to go to payment page to complete your registration.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the deadline for paying your full attendance fee is June 15th. When you register, we will send you a confirmation email with payment details. It is not possible to pay in cash when you arrive.

COVID SAFETY GUIDANCE
This year will be the first time we gather at a Scandinavian conference since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, and consequently there will many of you who will have questions and/or requests about the safety protocol for this conference.

The health and safety of all conference attendees is of utmost importance to the organizers. It is our hope and prayer that as many people as possible will be able to attend and will feel safe in doing so.

To apply maximum transparency, the 2022 Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference will be subject to all Covid safety measures set out by the Swedish government at the time of the conference. We will neither add nor subtract to the government guidelines. We follow the laws of the land.

If the conference venue of Hjälmargården applies any additional Covid safety measures, these will be communicated out to all attendees a week before the conference starts, and all conference attendees will be expected to follow these measures.

Any deliberate failure to comply with the Covid safety measures put in place by the government and venue will result in being asked to leave the conference. Similarly, attendees cannot expect measures to be enforced during the conference that are not mandated by the government or venue.

We encourage everyone to keep themselves informed about the Covid safety guidance in Sweden via the following government websites: https://www.krisinformation.se/en/ and https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Before signing up for this year’s conference, please make sure you check and understand the travel and entry rules and restrictions between your respective country and Sweden (including any other countries you may travel through to get to the conference). This includes requirements on covid tests and Covid vaccinations.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Team cannot assist or vouch for any participants in any visa application process. If you require special visas to enter Sweden due to your citizenship you must provide this on your own before signing up for the conference (any down-payments made will not be refunded if registration is made without required visa in place).

MORE INFO
All who sign up will receive an email with specific transport directions and the official conference program. Until then, if you have questions that aren't answered on this page, please feel free to email us at conf@calvarychapel.dk or look us up on Twitter (@CalvaryScandinavia).

We hope to see you at the conference this summer!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

CC Scandinavia Conference Due to Return in 2022

In 2020 and 2021 the annual Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Conference had to be cancelled due to the ongoing health risk and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Scandinavian region. With the outlook for next year more stabile, a decision has been taken to proceed with the planning of a 2022 conference to take place in Sweden on July 27th-31st.

Good news for all those who have missed the Scandinavian conferences in the past two years. Lord willing and conditions allowing, the annual CC Scandinavia conference will be held at the previously-used venue in Vingåker, Sweden on July 27th-31st.

More information will be communicated early in 2022 about the guest teachers, the schedule, how to sign up and other useful information.

For now, please mark your calendars - and stay safe!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Join your CC Scandinavia friends at two online sessions this week

The 2021 Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference will be made up of two online-only sessions on Friday and Saturday this week. Here is how you can join one or both of those sessions.

With the global coronavirus pandemic still making international travel and larger social gatherings a health risk, the annual Calvary Chapel Scandinavia (CCS) conference is cancelled for the second year in a row, as previously announced. However, instead a mini-conference will be held virtually this year to allow regular attendees to connect for a few sessions of Bible study, prayer and ministry updates.

There will be two virtual sessions, where friends of the CCS conference can dial in to zoom to hear short ministry updates from the CC churches in Scandinavia plus hear a Bible study taught by pastors David Guzik and Mark Walsh.

The two sessions will be held on:

Friday July 30th at 19:30 CET (hear ministry update from the CC churches in Finland and Skövde, Sweden + Bible study by David Guzik)

Saturday July 31st at 09:00 CET (hear ministry updates from the CC churches in Hillerød, Denmark and Stockholm + Bible study by Mark Walsh).

To sign up and receive the Zoom link/invitation to join, please email conf@calvarychapel.dk to let us know which of the two sessions you would like to join (you can join both or just one). We will then send you an email with your log-in details and other practical info.

Given these are virtual sessions with no cost for the organizers, it is of course free of charge to attend.

We hope to see as many of you as possible over the two sessions online.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Scandinavian conference to be held virtually in 2021

With the global coronavirus pandemic still making international travel and larger social gatherings a health risk, the annual Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference is cancelled for the second year in a row. Instead, a mini-conference will be held virtually this year to allow regular attendees to connect for a few sessions of Bible study, prayer and ministry updates.

Ever since the first Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference was held in the summer of 1999 in Malmø, Sweden it has been held every year in either Sweden or Denmark for 20 consecutive years until the global coronavirus pandemic forced the 2020 conference to be cancelled last year.

The conference organizers have now confirmed that the conference hiatus will have to be extended by yet another year as it is not yet fully safe to stage a conference of this nature with over a hundred participants traveling from multiple countries. The 2021 conference was due to take place in Vingåker, Sweden on July 28th to August 1st.

"We are disappointed to confirm that we have to cancel the 2021 conference. It is just not safe yet for all of us to come together in the way we normally would like to. To give the CCS community an opportunity to connect, we have decided to arrange a virtual mini-conference instead, which will contain a handful of virtual sessions to run in the weekend when the normal conference would have taken place. We expect to announce more details about this shortly," says Daniel Jacobsen, member of the CCS conference team of organizers.

Please mark your calendars for July 30th and 31st when these virtual sessions are expected to take place.

More information will be shared soon about exact timings and the content and format of the sessions themselves.

Monday, May 18, 2020

2020 conference cancelled due to covid-19 health risk

A message from the conference organizers regarding the decision to cancel the 2020 Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference in Sweden on July 22-26. 

As conference organizers, we have been monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (covid-19) for the past weeks and months and prayerfully considering the potential impact on our conference in July. 

Until recently, it was our hope and prayer that the situation would be sufficiently resolved by the time people needed to travel to Vingåker, Sweden for the conference. However, the information at hand and the projections and guidelines by the governments in our part of the world have led us to taking the difficult decision to cancel this year's conference.

As organizers we do not feel able to vouch for conference participants' personal safety due to the ongoing threat which the virus poses in Scandinavia and in countries from which participants would travel to attend our conference, and consequently we cannot allow for 100+ people to gather in the confined spaces that our conference offers and depends on for fellowship.

We trust that this will not come as a big shock to most of the people who had signed up to attend, and we hope you will understand our decision. As a result of our decision to cancel, we will automatically refund any attendance fees that have already been paid, including the registration fees paid when signing up.

Please join us in praying for the physical safety and health of local Calvary Chapel ministries across Scandinavia as their church congregations go through this difficult time.

We look forward to opening the registration early next year for the 2021 Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference, which will take place (Lord willing) on July 28th to August 1st 2021.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sign up for 2020 Calvary Scandinavia conference

The Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference 2020 will take place on July 22nd-26th near the Swedish town of Vingåker, and registration for all available types of accommodation is now open. Sign up now or as soon as possible to secure your accommodation of choice.

Once again this summer, the regional Calvary Chapel Scandinavia conference will see believers gathering from the Nordic region who share a passion for introducing as many people as possible in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway to a personal relationship with Jesus through compelling and thorough teaching of the Bible. Here are some important pieces of information about this year's conference - and how to sign up:

THE VENUE
For the fifth year in a row, the venue is a campsite called Hjälmargården not far from the Swedish town of Vingåker.

This venue has become an established favorite among many of our Scandinavian conference goers, with its lakeside location and offers of outdoor space for activities, incl. canoeing, ball games, miniature golf, playgrounds for kids, etc.

THE TEACHING
A line-up of invited guest pastors and local speakers will teach about the Life of Joseph from the book of Genesis. The conference will also offer specific workshops on topics that are highly relevant to our daily lives as Christians. All teaching will be in English.

THE TEACHERS
This year we welcome four guest speakers to teach alongside local ministry leaders from Scandinavia. These guest speakers are Doug Keen (Hastings, England), Kyle Eckhart (Szeged, Hungary), Carl Westerlund (Costa Mesa, California) and Mark Walsh (Aotearoa, New Zealand). The kids church will once again be taught and led by Kurt and Tiffany Ibbotson and their team of volunteers from Calvary Chapel Leipzig in Germany.

THE TIMING
Please note that the "Arrival and registration" takes place on Wednesday (July 22nd) between 4pm and 7pm. Dinner is served at 6pm, and the first worship and teaching session starts at 7:30pm.

THE PRICE
Your attendance price will depend on what type of accommodation you choose. Types of accommodation are assigned based on 'first come, first serve' principle, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible before your desired accommodation of choice is 'sold out'.

You can find more information about available accommodation options by clicking the sign up link below, but the overall price structure is as follows (please note all currencies are in DKK):

All children aged 0 to 12 (both ages included) attend free of charge, regardless of your choice of accommodation, thanks to a generous donation.

The following prices apply to all attendees aged 13 or older, covering all cost for accommodation, access to all conference facilities, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments ("fika") throughout the conference:

Tent - 1000 DKK pr adult
Bring your own tent or camper, we provide you with a camp spot and access to toilets and showers)

Bed in dorm room - 1000 DKK pr person
Children aged 0 to 12 cannot be signed up for dorm rooms. Rooms are gender divided and contain two bunk beds, so you will be bunking with up to three other people. Limited living space, but a roof over your head, and a bed to sleep in. Access to toilets and showers, which are located in a separate building.

Private room without bathroom - 1500 DKK pr adult
Available for single occupants, married couples, friends (of same gender) who wish to share a room, single parents with their kid(s), or similar. Room size varies depending on how many people you are. Toilets and showers are in a separate building.

Private room with bathroom - 1900 DKK pr adult
Available for two or more occupants, not for single occupants. These rooms usually have two bunk beds and its own private bathroom. These rooms come with access to a shared kitchen with a fridge and microwave. Also, suitably for families with up to 2 children.

Family cabin - 1900 DKK pr adult
Available for families of four or more. These are small cabins with 2-4 bunk beds (holds a total of 4-8 people). Most of them come with a kitchenette including a fridge and microwave. At the outset, these cabins are available only to families with two or more children. Should any cabins still be available to book at the time of the conference, these will be offered to smaller families (based on date of registration).

IMPORTANT: When signing up, a down payment of 200 DKK will be required (for every person over 13 years of age that you want to sign up) to complete and confirm your registration. The remaining part of your attendance fee does not have to be paid until June 15th at the latest. More info on pricing and how to pay when you click the sign up link below.

HOW TO SIGN UP
If you want to attend this conference, please CLICK HERE to fill out the official registration form and click the "submit registration" link afterwards to go to payment page to complete your registration.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the deadline for paying your full attendance fee is June 15th. When you register, we will send you a confirmation email with payment details. It is not possible to pay in cash when you arrive.

MORE INFO
All who sign up will receive an email with specific transport directions and the official conference program. Until then, if you have questions that aren't answered on this page, please feel free to email us at conf@calvarychapel.dk or look us up on Twitter or Facebook (Calvary Chapel Scandinavia).

We hope to see you at the conference this summer!

Please note that the Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Team cannot assist or vouch for any participants in any visa application process. If you require special visas to enter Sweden due to your citizenship you must provide this on your own before signing up for the conference (any down-payments made will not be refunded if registration is made without required visa in place).

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Women’s Retreat 2019 is now open for sign-up!

The weekend of May 24-26th 2019 women from ministries across Scandinavia will gather in charming Hjo, Sweden staying at the lovely Vandrarhem Villa Eira for the 2019 Calvary Chapel Scandinavia Women's Retreat. 

Inga-Lill Guzik is joining the retreat from Santa Barbara, CA as guest speaker. There will also be women from local ministries sharing and leading in worship. The theme for the retreat is "Walk in Him" from Colossians 2:6.

The cost is 1200 SEK for room and board for the whole weekend. You can sign-up by emailing Roxanne at calvaryconference317@gmail.com

Please include your name, age, nationality and any food allergies. You can also let us know if you need assistance with transportation. The organizers will send out an email to all attendees with practical information.

We will also be posting updates about the retreat in the coming months on our Facebook page, so keep a look out!