REPORT AND RESULTS OF 2011 TEENSTREET QUESTIONNAIRE
PREPARATION Raquel Carvalheiro [in Portugal, also preparation and tranlation of materials] Cristina Santos [went to Germany in March 2011 and during set-up week] Sara Ascenso [translation of materials]
RESPONSIBLE DURING THE JOURNEY AND IN GERMAN Jorge Carneiro [leader of Portuguese group] Pedro Fonseca [assistant, communication, translation] Neil Mason [leader OM Portugal, leader of Portuguese group] Cristina Santos [support at arrival, communication and translatrion]
M & M Rute Isabel Neto
COACHES Rogério Marques Leandro Abrantes
Ana Beirão Sara Venâncio
TRANSLATION TEAM Sara Carvalho
QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS This questionnaire had as main objectives: • measuring the degree of satisfaction of participants in Portuguese TeenStreet 2011 with respect to different times and conference activities; • measuring the degree of satisfaction with the organization of the event; • collect and record suggestions and criticisms; • collect personal testimonies. This survey of 37 participants X TeenStreet Portuguese in 2011, mostly teenagers. The survey was done using a service online questionnaires, and the responses were collected between 11 and 31 August.
HIGH POINTS vs PLOW POINTS
· What did you like most at TeenStreet? (choose a maximum of 2 items) 28
13 10 5
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Workshps Throne Room Interact 3.0
· What did you like least at TeenStreet? 20 16
0 Grupo NET Shhh Time
Workshps Throne Room Interact 3.0
Note: The option"other" referred to the performance of security team and our lack of organization of Outreach.
路 How do you evaluate on a scale of 1 to 5 (where 5 is best) the different activities of TeenStreet?
18 16 14 10
WORKSHOPS THRONE ROOM INTERACT 3.0 OUTREACH
13 11 10
Throne Room Interact 3.0
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WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS 路 Did you participate in any of the workshops?
路 In which ones did you participate? "Why naked women look so good?" Seminar was the turnout HAD more of the participants of the Portuguese group, and was Chosen by 11 of the 23 who attended workshops / seminars During the week. The Portuguese group participation in seminars and workshops is diluted by the VAST range of choices, not more so noting the trend in modal choices.
路 How do you evaluate, on a global basis, your satisfaction with the (s) workshop (s) or seminar (s) you attended? 10
2 1 0 disliked very much
neither liked nor disliked
liked very much
· Do you have any suggestions for workshops / seminars that you would like to see TeenStreet in the future? • Bible Contest for all participants; • World Music / Christian Music; • Bible Contest for all participants; • Why women should not be based in fashion as a model of beauty; • Drama and music workshops • Evangelism Techniques - Methods of studying the Bible
Note: Many respondents said they did not have any suggestion to do once that offer workshops and seminars was already sufficiently varied and appealing.
SUGGESTIONS AND CRITICISMS · Your suggestions, criticisms and comments. Go for it! Participants in the 2011 TeenStreet were very satisfied with almost all aspects of the conference. The Throne Room is undoubtedly the most memorable moment and appreciated by the respondents. Also the morning meeting, REAL, collecting rave reviews, especially the way Josh Walker and Debbs present the message. Most participants valued much international interaction and highlight the fun and friendships as one of the strengths of the conference. Assessments recorded by this section and also by reading the personal testimonies of many participants, we realize that the TeenStreet is understood as an event that promotes closeness to God at various times each day and reflect on the Christian life. There were suggestions that we should improve our organization in National Outreach next year. It was suggested that there be a prior preparation of the activities to be undertaken on the afternoon of Outreach and orientation mediated by the monitors in the group - these are suggestions that we see as important as leadership and measures are being taken to improve these aspects. Realize the great importance of NET groups in the lives of teenagers and the important relationship between the monitor and the young. We feel we have to do a very careful choice of monitors. We thank God for people who have experienced these past few years. However, we feel it is a much needed support and guidance higher in the months before and during the event TeenStreet There was also a "critical" in terms of the songs that were used in Mainhall before the start of meetings. The repair done relates to the fact that these songs are often secular music, though not considered this issue seriously, it's something we want to deal with the international leadership of the event. It was further suggested that during the bus ride were encouraged to share experiences by the participants to the group. As you imagine, some teenagers had come under criticism in relation to food. However, it was noted also that some lessening of respondents indicating the relevance of this issue and understanding the cultural differences as natural reason for discontent. Important in this respect also noted that some participants who had already been present in TeenStreet reported in previous years have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of meals. Other criticisms that have taken place, albeit with a presence is not as widespread in the opinions of respondents were: • removing chill out space in Interact 3.0; • the noise in the area surrounding the bar during the Interact 3.0; • English pronunciation difficult to understand some of the speakers in the seminars.
LEADERS’ NOTES • We need to do training for the coaches. • We have some feedback about the security team we would like to talk about.
e highlight of the day was the last day TeenStreet. After the Main Hall was talking to my group leader net and I was talking to him about my life as a Christian and about my fears and diﬃculties.
YOUR STORY 路 Tell us your story This section contains some of the stories and testimonials left by participants. "The TeenStreet this year was truly a" wake up call "about me, about my identity and about where it is founded." "This year's TeenStreet led me to think and reflect about my work in relation to the mission field." "I went [to TeenStreet] concerns with the head, with problems to solve but rather loaded with bales that had kept to myself. Then in the Throne Room, begging God for answers, for attention, for signs of how God was not alone. I felt helpless. Almost as if to walk without someone to help me. Throughout this week, God was showing me that he was always by my side never left me and loved me anyway. It took much prayer, much faith and above all attention to hear what the Lord had to say. During this week, God gave me victory, he delivered me bale, restored my heart and because of this could go hand in hand with Him " During TeenStreet "(...) I lost my bass clef, which was very valuable to me because it was offered by my mother, and looked it up to the point of upsetting the workers at Info Desk. Went to the lost and found every half hour or so ill that she had opportunity, two consecutive days. And then I thought, God wants me as much as I tried to look the whole time my bass clef, or even more. But more: he wants I should never "lose "(...)." "I was the worship of Wednesday night and praise were praise and I was praying and I felt a big hug from God, my life out here is not good, and God told me that I would change, and yes it's true, I feel a little different ... " "(...) In TeenStreet felt that God had something to tell me that I was not able to hear. I went three times to the Throne Room and go pray in any of the three times I felt better or clarified. Finally, on Thursday, after leaving a longer time to pray, I decided to go out again and felt it was a lady with a prayer teams who wanted to talk. I do not know why but I thought she would have enough in common with me and understand me. You were busy. During 30 minutes several people offered to pray for me. However, I was sitting on the floor waiting for the lady was available. When he finally came to me I discovered that my whole life was largely similar to hers and that she had gone through the same situation I was going. God finally spoke to me. " "I was part of the Service Team and I have to say it's a fantastic feeling it is to give a little of both that we receive the Lord." "The TeenStreet was greaaaaaaaaat! I really liked the meetings mainly in the evening. Net Group has helped me a lot to clarify many of the questions I had and gave me strength and motivation to face the year. "
"TeenStreet was the best experience of my life so far and created all the conditions I needed to hear what God had to say." "I loved the experience. These 10 days have made me a better person. I made friends for life and strengthened my relationship with God is an incredible way. I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to have participated. Loved every minute, every hour of every day. Since the time with God, the times of praise, to new experiences. "
LEADERS’ NOTES • We touched and even moved by the way we saw that God touched the lives of adolescents this week. We have young people who have expressed a renewed commitment to God. • We note that the fact TeenStreet is a ministry that makes a difference in the lives of teenagers and worth betting on the next generation. • We saw the monitors and leaders challenged because when they see how their lives can be used to play adolescents and young people in a powerful way. We thank God for our team. • The behavior and willingness of our young people has been exemplary. It was a pleasure to lead this group. Any of a group that wants to go next year will be very welcome. I think parents should be proud of the children they have! - Some leaders of other countries can not say the same of their groups!
NAMES OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.
Américo Manuel da Silva Lourenço SERVICE Amy Hannah Kay Gois TEEN Ana Catarina Franco Valente Neto TEEN Ana Luísa Caldeira Lourenço TEEN Ana Sofia Carriço Beirão COACH Ana Sara de Figueiredo de Carvalho TRANSLATOR André Filipe Oliveira Gonçalves TEEN Catarina Pombo TEEN Cláudio André Fernandes SERVICE Constança Nobre SERVICE Daniel Gomes TEEN David Joseph Arabis TEEN Daniel Rocha Barros TEEN Denis Ribeiro do Couto TEEN João Pedro Carriço Beirão TEEN João Pedro Faro Gouveia TEEN Joana Mateus Raposo TEEN Inês Leite Pincho TEEN Leah Ruth Kay Gois SERVICE Leandro Francisco Dinis Abrantes COACH Lucas Couto SERVICE Miguel André Monteiro Fonseca TEEN Nadya Trygub TEEN Rebeca Nobre Rogério TEEN Rogério Catarino Marques COACH Rui Pedro Simão TEEN Rute Isabel Neto TEEN Samuel Couto SERVICE Sandra Cristina Guerreiro de Sousa TEEN Sara Catarina de Oliveira Venâncio COACH Sara Oliveira SERVICE Térsio Vieira COACH Tito Alexandre Norberto Santos TEEN ? ? ? ?
LEADERS’ NOTES • The questionnaire was done ONLINE with SURVEYMONKEY.com • We did a prize draw with all the names of those who answered the questionnaire — the prize was a 25€ fnac gift-voucher. • This report was sent to David Greenlee and Ruth Garvey-Williams (Portuguese version) • We were unable to send an English version to the Teenstreet team until the ELM in November. • The TRANSLATION is NOT THE BEST as it was all done with Google Translator due to lack time and man-power.
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ROUGH translation of the Portuguese Teenstreet Report for 2011.