What is TeenStreet?
TeenStreet, a ministry of Operation Mobilisation, has traditionally been a 5-day discipleship camp for Christian teens.
We believe camp ministry, in partnership with the local church, is an effective way to reach and equip this generation to live wholeheartedly for Jesus. We want to partner with the local church by providing gospel centred discipleship for young people and mobilising them for missions. TeenStreet is more than just a camp experience, it is raising a generation of young people who know Jesus and are equipped to share His love with the world.
Our Early Years
TeenStreet originated in Europe in 1993 (read the full history at www.teenstreet.org). Sharing the same vision to work with teens in Australia, the first TeenStreet camp in Queensland was held in 2010 with 106 people from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Tenterfield, Kingaroy, Withcott, and even as far as Sydney!
Teens descended upon the cold city of Warwick (it usually is in July!) and focused on God’s “Wild Kingdom!” Lives were being changed and by the end of the week leaders could sense that God had done a special work. Teens loved meeting with God, being challenged by His word, and connecting with leaders and peers who wanted to grow in their relationship with God.
In 2014, TeenStreet, having outgrown the Warwick campus moved to the University of QLD campus at Gatton. Over the past years up to 650 teens and leaders from over 150 churches, have been encouraged and equipped each year to love Jesus and be sent out to impact their world.
In 2020, we hosted our first ever virtual online TeenStreet, due to the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We were amazed at how God used the online format to reach places we never thought possible. Teens from across the country (and even the world) connected with each other and with God through virtual NET groups, main teaching sessions, Throne Room worship, and online electives with inspiring Jesus followers from around the world.