As Profile Church or topics Church designating diocese Limburg churches that serve a thematically narrowly defined purpose. Possible forms are the use as a youth church , center for Christian meditation and spirituality , cultural church , national church or as a pastoral care center for mourning .
This distinguishes it from a parish church that serves a specific parish . A profile church can, however, also be a branch church of a parish church or even be identical to a parish church if it is also the seat of a parish.
The aim of the youth churches is to give young people, to whom the traditional forms of worship often seem alien, spaces in which they can shape community and worship with their music and their forms of youth culture . 180 youth churches have been established in Germany since 1995.
A profile church with the orientation as a meditation Church , for example, provides religious services , meditation classes , retreats, retreats , spiritual accompaniment conversations and other events, such as concerts at.
The center for Christian meditation and spirituality was founded in 2007 by the then Bishop Franz Kamphaus of the Limburg diocese . It is located in the former Heilig-Kreuz parish church in Frankfurt - Bornheim and was the first of its kind in Germany .
The Center for Mourning Pastoral Care was also set up in 2007 by the Limburg diocese in the former St. Michael parish church in Frankfurt - Nordend . Like the Holy Cross Church in Frankfurt-Bornheim, the Church of St. Michael is now a branch church of the parish church of St. Josef .
- Diocese of Limburg : Decree of Bishop Franz Kamphaus of January 15, 2007. Published in the Official Gazette of the Diocese of Limburg 2007 No. 2 of 02/01/2007 No. 449: Document on the establishment of the profile church "Holy Cross - Center for Christian Meditation and Spirituality". In: Website of the parish of St. Josef Frankfurt . February 1, 2007, accessed February 20, 2018 .
- Diocese of Limburg : Decree of Bishop Franz Kamphaus of January 15, 2007. Published in the Official Gazette of the Diocese of Limburg 2007 No. 2 from 02/01/2007 No. 448: Document on the establishment of the profile church "St. Michael - Center for Mourning Pastoral", Frankfurt am Main. In: Website of the parish of St. Josef Frankfurt . February 1, 2007, accessed February 20, 2018 .