Vennture is bridging the gap between Sunday and the other six days of the week.
Do you find your work meaningful? Do you feel like you are able to use your God-given gifts to benefit others and promote flourishing in the world? Sadly, many Christians respond that they see their job only as a means to an end. Too often, Christians divide their life into the sacred and the secular.
We are inspiring and motivating individuals and groups to reflect God’s image through creative and innovative daily work and mobilize Christians to join God’s redemptive mission in the world through work. Vennture is part of a growing group of God’s people who believe transformation can happen when faith and work intersect. Our goal is to stimulate conversations, build connecting points and incubate new ideas about living out our faith, seven days of the week.
As followers of Jesus, our work matters to God and has eternal Kingdom value. Our work is a gift that provides us with an opportunity to participate in God’s redemptive work in our communities and our world.
HOW WE WORK
Vennture works in three strategic ways:
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Michael, a business enthusiast, loves helping people of all ages discover where faith meets work and business. Equipped with theological education and business training, Michael spent 14 years working in their family-run small business before joining CBM’s team in 2015. He and his family spent 4 years in the Philippines leading people and partners towards an increased engagement in the marketplace through the integration of their faith with daily work. Since returning to Canada in 2020, Michael has been co-leading Vennture, focusing on marketplace ministries with our Canadian and international network of partners.
Brenda is passionate about helping people become whole-life disciples by integrating their faith with their work. Brenda worked in education for many years before entering the business world, where she worked for more than 20 years, managing several small family businesses. She has extensive leadership experience in mission organizations and joined CBM in 2013. Believing that the marketplace is a strategic mission field, Brenda now co-leads Vennture, assisting and equipping partners to engage in the marketplace as a means of helping transform communities and bring lasting spiritual and social change.
Work as Worship Resources
This service resource package will help you unpack a theology of faith and work, and help you understand how you can join God’s mission and live out your faith, seven days a week.
In CBM Responding Issue 7, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Terry Smith gives us a global snapshot of what Vennture is and the impact it has globally.