WHAT IS BALATONNET?
BalatonNET is a Christian, interdenominational event for all age groups, for great and small, at the Lake Balaton. Quality Bible teaching, interdenominational fellowship, children and youth programs, concerts, mission exhibition and a fun beach program – these are all part of the unique BalatonNET experience since 2007.
Organized by the Hungarian Evangelical Alliance this program is a gem of all Christian summer family programs in Hungary. Come and see!This year the BalatonNET will take place from the 16th of August to the 20th of August in Balatonszemes.BalatonNET is a free event – you just have to complete a registration at the venue. It is a light structure conference – everybody takes care of their accomodation and food according to their needs.The program expenses are funded by donations specifically given to BalatonNET. See more about it below under “Support BalatonNET!”
OUR THEME FOR 2018
Celebrating God. What does it mean in our context in 21st century Europe?
The date for this year’s BalatonNET: 22th to the 26th of August.
Our keynote speaker for this year is Avi Snyder, European Director for Jews for Jesus.
Avi Snyder was raised in a conservative Jewish home in New York City and came to a saving faith in Jesus in 1977 with the help of a Jews for Jesus tract and the forthright witness of Christian friends. He graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary, the School of World Mission, with a master’s degree in missiology. Avi has served with Jews for Jesus since 1978 and has provided leadership for branch offices in the US, the UK, the former USSR, Germany, and Hungary. He is the author of numerous tracts, articles, the booklet, Erwählt: Die einzigartige Berufung Israels, and the book Jews Don’t Need Jesus – and Other Misconceptions, published by Moody Press. He currently lives with his wife Ruth in Budapest where he serves as the ministry’s director for Europe and the former USSR. He and Ruth have three grown children.
Jews for Jesus is an evangelistic Jewish mission agency with missionaries in thirteen countries around the world. They proclaim the Gospel in a creative, loving and forthright manner as they relentlessly pursue God’s plan for the salvation of the Jewish people.
- Our Wednesday evening speaker will be Andras Harmathy (Reformed pastor of the Szentendre Reformed Church) about celebrating God in the family.
- On Thursday Peter Benjamin Gyori, pastor of the Szolnok Lutheran Church will teach on celebrating God in the local community.
- On Friday Jozsef Steiner – Baptist pastor of the Tahi Baptist Church and mission director of the Hungarian Baptist Aid will teach about celebrating God in the church.
- On Saturday evening Bela Pinter, singer-songwriter will teach.
Daniel Ivan will be the worship leader for the BalatonNET this year, he is leading the Transdanubian Baptist Worship Group.
Translation will be provided to English and German during the morning and evening sessions.
Children’s and youth program
Child Evangelism Fellowship and Youth For Christ are providing a high quality children and youth program for the children. While the parents are listening to solid Bible teaching, their children also enjoy quality Christian children and youth programs.
NETBeach is a fun program at the Lake Balaton beach every afternoon from 2 until 5 p.m. Jumping castle, sand castle building, slide, games, sports, fun! All at one place for all age groups!
The Bela Pinter will give a Sunday evening concert this year.
BalatonNET is a free event. Everybody takes care of their own accomodation and food and the Hungarian Evangelical Alliance organizes the program. The fact that it is free does not mean that we have no expenses! We have significant expenses as we promote the event, rent the sound, light and multimedia systems, cover the travel, food and accomodation for our speakers, rent the tents and the games for the NETBeach. BalatonNET is funded by donations by people like you and churches like the one you attend.Please consider supporting BalatonNET!You can send the donations to the bank account of the Hungarian Evangelical Alliance. Please mark “BalatonNET” in the comment.