Upcoming Events 2013(For Australian events, click here)
Watch This Space
To Be Announced
We are in the midst of planning our events for 2013. We have a number of exciting ideas on the go - public lectures, good meals with alumni, conversation evenings, TED style events, etc - so watch this space for the coming details.
TEDx Evening with Mark Strom
8 April 2013
Regular Compass speaker Mark Strom has recently returned from Europe where he, among other things, spoke at TEDx:Plainpailais. We had a great night with Mark first watching his TED talk (you can find it on youtube here), followed by Q + A. Mark's talk explores how Grounded Questions lead to Rich Stories and can facilitate Deep Change. Compass is all about deep change; seeing the gospel translate into all of life. It was a great night exploring this theme.
Auckland Alumni BBQ
6 March 2013
This was a great chance for alumni in the Auckland area to hang out as a group for the first time in 2013. Good food, good people, great conversation...and a heated pool. What more could you ask for?
Summer Conference 2013, Snells Beach Auckland
5 - 12 January 2013
We had a brilliant week in the beautiful Kawau Bay area, exploring how life and faith connect. Approximately 90 young adults from around New Zealand came together to explore God's grand story told in Scripture, the great scope of the Gospel and the call to be transformed by this story for the sake of the world. The Compass Summer Conference runs every year and details about January 2014 will be released closer to the date.
The Road, Auckland
Friday, Saturday, October 5-6
In association with Melbourne-based Über, Compass ran THE ROAD event. THE ROAD explored one of the most dominant cultural metaphors shaping our lives in the 21st Century, that of life as a road. Mark Sayers (author of The Trouble with Paris, The Vertical Self and The Road Trip that Changed the World), joined Sarah Deutscher, Sam Bloore and Andrew Shamy in exploring the impact this cultural metaphor has on our life and faith, and the challenge of Jesus' call to walk a narrow road.
Conversation Evening with Jack and Judith Balswick
Thursday 26 July
Alumni in Auckland had a great night with Jack and Judith Balswick talking about sex and relationships, and having dessert. Jack and Judith are experts in human relationships and sexuality, both having held university posts in the areas of Family Sociology and Marriage and Family Therapy respectively and having co-authored numerous books together. The conversation was never meant to cover everything that needed to be said, but was designed to spark and encourage good dialogue on these important and difficult issues.
A Conversation Evening at The Kitchen
Monday 11 June, 2012
Our second Conversation Evening for the year. A brilliant sitdown meal and great conversation with 30 Compass alumni at The Kitchen: A coworking space for changemakers in Auckland, Aotearoa.
Murray Sheard, co-founder of The Kitchen shared with us his vision for The Kitchen, the story of its creation and led us a great conversation around the question of vocation. One of the highlights of the year!
Conversation Evening: A Night of TED talks
April 2, 12 and 18, 2012
Our first Alumni Conversation Evening for the year, ran in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. It was a great night spent discussing some excellent TED talks suggested to us by our alumni.
The focus was on human creativity and how we make a differnce in the world. The idea of using TED talks was to have a look at what people are already doing in the world, to put ideas into practice.
Compass summer conference, NZ 2012
Saturday 7 January 2012 - Saturday 14 January
100 young adults from all over New Zealand came to Snells Beach, Auckland in January of this year for our ninth Compass Summer Conference. John Stonestreet was back as a speaker after a couple of years away, which was a highlight. Despite a few days rain, the atmposphere was brilliant. A couple of our faviourite bits of feedback from the delegates:
“Thank you to everyone who spoke, organized and helped out! It has been an amazing week which I have got so much out of. What a flippi’n’ blessing.”
“Thank you. I am lost for words. I can’t even articulate how much this week has impacted me. The last year my worldview and belief system has been pretty decimated from so many things. Compass has rebuilt so much of it. I feel I can face life and my questions again. It's given me hope and I feel I have gained trust in God again for my life and the redemption of humanity and our world.”
To see more feedback from previous years, click here.