For those alumni desiring sustained guidance in figuring out how to translate the gospel day-by-day into their workplaces and lives, Venn staff and partners offer ongoing mentoring.
Many of our alumni are already involved in other initiatives and organisations designed to bring life and blessing to Aotearoa New Zealand. We seek to support our alumni in these initiatives as appropriate and where possible, with teaching and organisational support.
Vocaré dinners provide an opportunity for alumni to connect with other professionals seeking to creatively integrate the gospel vision into their work practice. Great hospitality and relationship are of central importance to Vocaré. Current groups include: business, media, the arts, politics, and law; with more on the way.
Short courses, run over one or two days, provide alumni the opportunity to re-engage with the ideas foundational to our Summer Conference and Internship curriculum. The topics covered vary from broader ideas and theories, to sessions specifically designed to advance the practical skills of alumni in living out the gospel faithfully in the world.
Conversation evenings—normally involving wine and dessert—provide space for connection (building the sense of alumni as a community of learners), the generation of ideas, deep conversation and the delivery of content.
Every year we hold a retreat weekend, bringing together internship alumni from all over the country, to re-engage with the people and ideas they encountered during their time with us.