KISI in Austria


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KISI aus der Sicht eines Neulings

KISI aus der Sicht eines Neulings Ein KISI-Probenwochenende aus der Sicht eines Neulings ODER Eine Große Familie, Proben zum Weihnachtsmusical, 2. – 6. Juni Oh wow, viele Leute. Und die kennen sich alle. Wie sich das wohl anfühlen wird? Meine ersten Gedanken, wie ich – mich ziemlich fehl am Platz fühlend – neben den sich umarmenden anderen Zugfahrern stehe und auf unsere Mitfahrgelegenheit warte. Wie ...


Wir sind die Crew

Wir sind die Crew Crew-Wochenende, 28. – 30. Mai

Herzlich willkommen zu unserem ersten Produktionscrew-Wochenende. Mein Name ist Anna und ich werde euch hier im Live-Ticker up to date halten: Es ist Freitag, der 28. Mai. Gegen 18 Uhr trudeln alle Crew-Mitglieder von nah und fern ein. Diese Menschen haben sich bereit erklärt, bei unserem neuen Weihnachtsmusical für einen guten ...


Regen bringt Segen

Regen bringt Segen KISI-Pfingsttage, 22. – 24. Mai Zum Beginn des jüdischen Pfingstfestes waren alle Jünger wieder beieinander. (Apg 2:1) Genauso wie die Jünger haben sich ein paar Kisis nach langer Zeit mal wieder getroffen und trotz Abstand und Maske Pfingsten gefeiert. Plötzlich kam vom Himmel her ein Brausen wie von einem gewaltigen Sturm und erfüllte das ganze Haus, in dem sie sich versammelt ...

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The Story of KISI Austria

KISI was originally founded in Austria. Here you can learn more about the development within Austria.


KISI was founded in Upper Austria. During approximately six years the core group existed in Altmünster. In 1995 KISI went on its first tour.


was expanding more and more in Austria. Groups were forming in Vienna, Vorarlberg, Carinthia and many projects were happening in all regions.


monthly weekend meetings were taking place, instead of weekly regional meetings for children from all over Austria. At that time an international group had been meeting for four years parallel to the local groups.


In 2015 still a lot of the main KISI groups meet in Austria. There's a KISI KEY group, a KISI NOW group and 22 KISI CLUBs.

You want to learn more about the international development of KISI?

Story of KISI International



Activities of KISI in Austria

These activities and products are currently available:

Musical performances

Enthusiastic children's voices, impressive acting scenes, dynamic choreographies and a profound message – those things are what make a KISI musical so special. We perform musicals based on different biblical stories and daily life themes, such as hope or friendship. We also put on concerts only consisting of songs. This is our way of sharing the empowering message of Jesus with the world.

Find concerts

Organise musicals

Our musicals

Puppet shows

Pauli, the adventurous little Lamb known from the KISI puppet shows, loves to be on the road – in kindergartens, schools or youth groups. Together with his family Wolliweiß he tells stories and sings about the adventures with his good shepherd.

Find puppet shows

Organise a puppet show

Our puppet shows



Church service arrangements

We love spreading the gospel on stage, but what we love even more is to celebrate mass with other fellow Christians and to praise God with our songs. If you invite us, we are happy to provide you with musical arrangements during mass.

Find mass

Mass songs



KISI – Fest

Three days of faith, fun and fellowship: every year the big KISI-Fest takes place and the program is filled with musical performances, workshops, outdoor-programs and some just as entertaining profound imputs for the whole family.



If you work with kids, you deserve good training. We hold regular training seminars for our staff members and interns to equip them with the necessary skills for their work. Occasionally some of our events are also open to the public.

Training dates

Radio broadcasts

Unfortunately we cannot be everywhere at the same time. However, we still make our hope and joy accessible for everyone. You can listen to our radio broadcasts weekly - unfortunately currently only available in German.

Next radio broadcasts


Breathe some KISI air for a few hours: sing, dance, play and learn about Jesus – those are some of the things you will experience during our workshops. We come to parishes, schools or to other open events, to spend time with children. At the end of a workshop an arranged mass or a small concert consisting of songs, is possible.

Find workshops 
Organise workshops

Sing- and musical days

Learn a whole musical from scratch in only a few days? Sounds crazy, but it's possible. At KISI children train for a whole week in areas such as singing, dancing and acting for one specific KISI musical. They then have an opportunity to present their work in a final performance. Of course, we provide fun program too, which focuses on the themes featured in the musical.

Find musical days 

Organise musical days

Our musical days


KISI CLUBs are local KISI groups that meet regularly, sing together and try to understand the content of the KISI songs in a fun way. They continue to bring new hope and joy to people in their surroundings – with small concerts in retirement homes or during church services.



Do you want to be part of KISI on a regular basis? KISI NOW is a nationwide group that meets once a month, for a weekend, over the time span of half a year, to have fun, to pray and to rehearse a musical that will be performed at the end of the 6 months.

NOW groups


KISI the intensive way: with KISI KEY you commit to a whole year with meetings at least once a month for one weekend. During these meetings, you train, rehearse intensively and focus on playing musicals & co. There are also opportunities for you to invest in deepening your relationship with God. KISI KEY is on tour and on the road a lot.

KEY groups

KISI wear

Children have been wearing their KISI shirts proudly over the past twenty years, the same goes for KISI caps, KISI sweaters and other KISI products. We love how every KISI fan can literally wear their enthusiasm and that way share it with the world.

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Children's books

Lovingly narrated and creatively illustrated: you can read about the adventures of Pauli, the funny, little, black sheep. Great for bed-time stories or to read on your own.

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CDs and DVDs

All of our musicals and most of our songs are available on CD. A few of our musicals even exist on DVD. Now you can even experience KISI at home on screen or give CDs and DVDs away as presents!



To sing along, to join in on the piano or on the guitar, violin, ukulele or any other instrument you like. Our songbooks provide you with the sheet music and chords to all of our songs and even contain the spoken words from the musicals.

Go to Songbooks

Children's program

Are you looking for new ideas and concepts for your children or youth work? We would love to share our experience and have assembled our best ideas in compact hour-long programs that you can download in our shop.

Go to children's program


Star role in Betlehem

The pinnacle of God's story of salvation with the people was the birth of the saviour – Jesus. From Elisabeth and Zechariah via Mary and Gabriel, the moments leading up to this amazing event are portrayed in a completely new and different way – from the point of view of the stars.

– also available as Christmas edition –

The shepherd kids

Three young shepherds from Israel are desperately anticipating the Messiah. One night the angels appear to them and announce the birth of Jesus. The three children leave to find the saviour themselves.

Hark, the Herold Angel

A big choir of excited angels, a very important mission and very little time to practise. Add confusion to that list, because why would God want to leave Heaven to go to a place like earth as a human being? An extraordinary Christmas musical.

The compassionate father

Once again, Lilli gets to experience a biblical story. This time it's Jesus' story about the 'prodigal son'. This is a musical about God's infinite mercy and fatherly love.

Called by God – Paul – ambassador of Christ

Paul experienced so many things in his life: First he hated Christians, but then he had a radical encounter with Jesus and started telling everyone about God. He healed people, he was locked up in prison, he got shipwrecked and was saved – and Jesus was with him through all of it!

Future Stars

Hope, courage and trust – those are the things Katharina needs to dare signing up for a singing competition. And they are also what she wants to share with the audience. But will she be able to win?


You think KISI's work in Austria is valuable and you want it to continue and spread? Then we'd be happy if you support us: with a donation, with your prayer – or by buying the KISI-Card and becoming a member of KISI for one year. We'd also be very happy if you decide to volunteer and join our team.


Thank you for supporting KISI Austria.

We're currently working on the following projects:

Hope as a gift

Support a child and enable it to be part of KISI even though it can't afford the participation fee

Equip encouragers

Training and employing young people, so that they can bring hope through KISI

Joy made visible

To produce another musical as DVD to reach more people with the Good News

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Thank you for supporting us with your prayer. We are encouraged by that. Please send us an email to let us know you're praying, so we can send you prayer requests from time to time.

Yes, I Pray for you!

Become a member


Become a part of KISI! With a KISI membership you support our work, receive discounts on KISI products and activities and we will send you an encouraging birthday card.


Become a member



Thank you for you practical help! There are many different areas, in which you can help: backstage, with the tech team, in organization or logistics and of course by working with the children and teens. Just write to us what you're interested in.


Ja, ich will mitarbeiten!


Permanent staff members

Hannes Minichmayr

Founder and leader of KISI. He‘s also leading the KEY group, does concert acquisition and is inspiring all of KISI. In the middle of a stressful work day he regains his energy by playing a round of backgammon.

Birgit Minichmayr

is Hannes‘ wife. With him she founded KISI and she‘s the one who writes all the encouraging songs and musicals. She also invented the little black sheep Pauli and is a caring „KISI mom“ for a lot of kids. Since shortly she has her own blogBlog with tipps for joyfully living faith with kids.

Johanna Binder

has been working for KISI for a long time now and is among other responsible for the staff. She has a Master's degree in "Training, Coaching and Development" and is known for her encouragement and her honest feedback and for finding a meaning behind everything.

Andreas Schaberger

has been with KISI for ages! He is responsible for organisation, accounting and databases and also does a lot of technical and internet-related stuff. His newest passion: fundraising! If you don‘t find him at a computer, he‘s probably with his bees – that is to say that he‘s a hobby beekeeper!

Katharina Tursch

Kathi is working in the KISI office. Usually she is the one to answer your phone calls and emails. She is also the leader of the NOW group and organizes a whole lot else around KISI. She is known for seeing potential in children that others might overlook - and when she feels stressed, it all starts looking better after a cup of tea. 

Johannes Minichmayr

Johannes, the son of Hannes and Birgit, is usually found behind the mixer console or working with cables and cases. He is the technical leader of KISI and is passionate about our singing really reaching our audience – concerning sound and message. He also organizes everything around the "Ruth" performances – from advertisement to ticket sales.

Trixi Grossauer

Trixi is working part-time to beautify things in KISI - for example she did the graphical design of this website. Plus – she takes many of the fabulous KISI photos. She is passionate about good coffee and is thus often found in the KISI café.

Christian Grossauer

Chris is working for KISI among other as house manager. He is married to Trixi and came to KISI through her as late as 2015. He is super structured and curious: From talkiing about what is for lunch tomorrow it is easy to get to the question whether or not it is possible to graft apricots to plum trees.

Claudia Gries

Claudia is working part-time in accounting, she checks the statements of account and makes sure all payments go to the right place. She is living in the KISI flat in Vienna and studies Event Engineering. Her (almost) gapless memory is nearly as fabulous as her birthday cakes.

Jenifer Kefer

Jenny brings a lot of drive into the team. She is proactive, creative, funny and outgoing. That is why her jobs - puppet shows, workshops, radio shows and the KISI CLUB Traunsee - are perfect for her. She is also helping with caring for the volunteers and is regularly organizing 24-hour prayer before and during KISI weekends and other important events. Her ready wit and her spontaneousness make working with her fun.

Simon Schneider

Simon decided to just stay in the KISI house after his volunteer years. He is helping with all kinds of practical stuff (cars, house, stage set-up). He is known for having a lot of fun with the kids, for loving board games, eating tons of ice cream and going for a swim in the icy Traunsee lake (or the small pond in front of the KISI house) in autumn.

House Team & Volunteers

Angela Mark

Angela is living in the KISI house and working closeby as a speech therapist. It's her "vocational disease" to correct grammatical mistakes of others while they speak and to have words like "noxa" in her active vocabulary. She also is very musical and funny.

Sophia Oester

Sophia also lives at the KISI house and she works at an after school care center in Gmunden. She is known for her talent in languages and she for example often helps in translating KISI songs. She also staffs at KISI NOW and helps caring for the volunteers.

Lisa Pohlke

Lisa is from Germany and is currently doing a volunteer year with KISI. She supports Kathi in the KISI office and is also responsible for the storing place. Apart from that she loves to do sports and be outside.

Roland Münsted

Roland is currently working for KISI as a civil servant. He is responsible for the crew team organisation and for the technique. He is a night owl, talks ultra rapidly and loves lasagne. He also is known for buying and driving cars that might not anymore be in perfect shape.

Simon Platzl

Simon is a civil servant at KISI. He is responsible for photos being sorted and saved in our database. Also the video administration is his job. Apart from that he helpS with technique. He is an early bird and usually very cheerful and talkative.

Stella Danner

Stella is doing a volunteer year. She is responsible for liturgy and for the opportunity to buy our CDs and DVDs - on tour as well as in the KISI house. And she very diligently feeds our KISI house rabbits.


You have questions, suggestions, critical comments, praise or other concerns for KISI Austria? Just get in touch with us – we'd be happy to hear from you!

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