Our First New Ventures Apprenticeship Retreat
An inspiring time of exploring kicked off a new year for our New Ventures Apprentices as they gathered for a retreat at the Central Canadian District office guest houses last week.
Five New Ventures Apprentices were able to be physically present as the group explored three key questions that will guide them over the coming year:
1. Who is God calling you to be?
2. Where is God calling you to (places and people)?
3. What is God calling you to do?
Under the theme "Pursue Clarity," the retreat combined not only times of learning in a classroom setting, but also time engaging creativity and the outdoors. The Apprentices were given a session of quiet and space for discernment on a walk at Hendrie Park at the Royal Botanical Gardens, and were inspired by a trip to the Art Gallery of Ontario, all skillfully facilitated by our Director of Development, Regan Neudorf.
Some special guests included Kevin Chan (Bayview Glen Alliance Church), Randell Neudorf (The Commons), and Jack and Sharon Ninaber (The Manor), who shared their own experiences and answers to the guiding questions.
A beautiful phrase kept popping up throughout the retreat: "The ever-expanding embrace of Jesus to new people and new places." Please pray with us that this ever-expanding embrace of Jesus will characterize the ventures of each of our Apprentices over the coming year.
New Ventures Apprenticeships are designed to help each apprentice “pursue clarity in their calling and develop the necessary skills to do something new.” Would you consider partnering in the new things God is doing?
Take some time to answer some of the three guiding questions for yourself.
Pray for our Apprentices.
Continue to follow along with New Ventures for updates on how you can connect with these Apprentices specifically.