The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria is one of 50 Christian organizations participating in an outreach effort for the soccer World Cup in Germany.
With the goals of providing hospitality and encouraging outreach, Kickoff 2006 provides visitors with accommodations at campsites and guesthouses near the 12 cities hosting the tournament through July 9.
Meals, live game broadcasts, worship and entertainment are provided for spectators and athletes at each site. A “road show” brings a stage performance, climbing wall and a traveling church-shaped soccer field.
Congregations farther afieldthat want a piece of the action are hosting live watch parties at their churches.
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