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.
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.
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
Learn more about the conference centre: www.aufdemheiligenberg.de
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.