Join us in Wellington, Auckland, or Christchurch this summer as we explore John’s vision in Revelation, and consider the insight, wonder, courage, and hope it offers for our lives today.
John is on the Island of Patmos. He’s a prisoner. Exiled by Rome. A long way from home. It’s Sunday and he’s praying. Jesus gives him a vision, a series of visions. In one, he is called up into the throne room of the universe, the centre of all things.
Many of us wonder what’s really going on, whether there is any meaning or purpose in the world, what lies at the heart of reality, what hope can be found in a world that is often hard or confusing or chaotic. The vision Jesus gave John in Revelation 4 and 5 answers these questions: there is a throne at the centre of all things; God is sitting on it; and he has a plan and has already acted to put the world right. It is a vision of reality far richer and deeper than we imagine; a vision that has inspired and challenged the church for two thousand years.
The Centre of All Things is a Venn Summer Offering exploring John’s vision found in Revelation 4 and 5. It will be a weekend of scriptural immersion, rich teaching, worship, and prayer, where we seek to enter into Jesus’s vision and return to our world and lives with new insight, wonder, courage, and hope.
The Centre of All Things runs from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. It is non-residential and will be held in three beautiful locations across Aotearoa, New Zealand: Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch.
The weekend is for people in their early-20s to late-30s who want to explore how John’s vision in Revelation might inform and shape all of life. Through scriptural immersion, worship, and prayer, our hope is that you will encounter God, and, through that encounter, come to see the world afresh.
If you would like to attend, please register for your closest city. Spaces are limited, so be in quick.
Summer Offering prices include breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday; and all teaching materials.
*All prices are NZD. Earlybird pricing finishes Monday, 30 November. Latebird price is $245.
If you would like to pay for Summer Offering across a few months, we are happy to arrange weekly, fortnightly, and monthly payment plans. Get in touch and we can work out the best plan for you.
The teaching teams for the three cities will draw from this group of engaging and creative communicators who love God. Here’s a brief intro.