About Geistreich

The german word “geistreich” in the direct translation means “full of intellect” . It is a pun and as a name for this page, it refers to the german word “Geist” as well, which can also mean “spirit” and combines those two aspects of spirituality and intellect in one name.

This experience oriented service platform wants to make the diversity of church-related projects visible to everyone. It offers you the possibility to publish your projects and to exchange your experiences with other active and committed people. The core of this page is the section “wissensreich” (rich in knowledge), an encyclopaedia of ecclesiastic knowledge based on experience.

In this section, projects shall be refined and developed further together with others. In the section called “erfahrungsreich” (rich in experiences), projects can be presented and described without the technical possibility for others to contribute to the report.

And then there is the section called “ideenreich” (rich in ideas), where users can talk about questions and ideas. In each article the author is clearly indicated. This enables the reader to send him or her a message and start a conversation about the project.

At the moment, the geistreich community consists of 10108 registered users and even much more readers.

The team that runs the page geistreich would like to wish you much joy and fun with this webpage and the platform it offers.

First introduction

We would like to welcome you and help you to find your way easily.
To make this even easier, we prepared a collection of frequently asked questions.
You can find a contact page here as well.
Further information:

Who is developing and running geistreich?

The service platform geistreich is being developed by the PATONGO-consotium. In the PATONGO- consortium experiences from many different fields unite. Thus, the Fernuniversität Hagen (a distance- teaching university) and the Department for Knowledge Media both contribute research- and development skills from the subjects of didactics, psychology, sociology and computer science to the project. The Evangelical Church in Germany participates in the field of research as well as in the practical use. It is the concern of the Evangelical Church to provide a groundbreaking service for the national churches. A connective element is the experience in the range of virtual collectives, so- called “online communities”.

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Who supports geistreich?

The technology behind geistreich was developed between June 2009 and May 2012 within the framework of the research project called PATONGO. The project PATONGO is a third-party funds project and is being sponsored with capital from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) of the European Union (support code: 01PF08005A). You can find further information of the project webpage

From June 2012 to May 2015 geistreich was part-funded by T-Systems.

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