International in Wuppertal and Bethel

Partnership seminars, confirmands work, international conferences: Our educational centres in Wuppertal and Bielefeld-Bethel offer a great range of possibilities. Our conference centre in Wuppertal can be booked for external meetings as well.


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Frauke Bürgers
Head of Training Centre Wuppertal Tel.: +49-(0)202 89004-838
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Matthias Börner
Head of Training Centre Bethel and responsible for International Diaconia Program
Grete-Reich-Weg 9 33617 Bielefeld Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)521-144-4524
Fax: +49 (0)202 89004-805

Our Education Centres in Wuppertal and Bielefeld

UEM Training Centre Wuppertal - Global Learning in Ecumenical Perspective

The Training Centre Wuppertal has had its residence on the so-called Heiliger Berg - Holy Mountain in Wuppertal - for decades. Since 1925 the building has been used for education purposes. In the beginning there was the training of missionaries of the Rhenish Mission. Since 1972 it has been a place of ecumenical and international meeting and learning with a special offer of education.

The Training Centre Wuppertal especially emphasizes qualified education in the field of transcultural learning, inter-religious dialogue and the support of international ecumenical partnerships between church districts and parishes.

  • The International Evangelical Conference Centre in Wuppertal

    There has been a new concept as to the conference centre "Auf dem heiligen Berg" since September 2013. The conference centre is centrally situated in the local recreation area "Hardt-Anlagen". The surrounding area "Bergisches Land" and the city of Wuppertal offer a historically interesting and culturally diversified environment.

    The UEM Training Centre Wuppertal is still residing in the building and conducts its courses in the conference centre.

    Among other things it offers

    • 70 guest rooms
    • 12 conference rooms with capacities up to 190 people
    • a bar
    • a bistro

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UEM Training Centre Bielefeld-Bethel - Global Learning in Ecumenical Perspective - International Diaconia

The Training Centre Bethel has its own focus in the field of diaconia and is led by Mattias Börner. A further emphasis of the Training Centre is laid on working with confirmands and young people. The UEM program “International Diaconia” has been carried out there since 2009. It is especially focussed on education and further training of colleagues in the diaconal institutions of the UEM member churches. Since March 2017 the Training Centre is located on the premises of the educational campus of Bielefeld-Bethel in Grete-Reich-Weg 9.

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