Monday, July 31, 2006

work intern – welcome Nigel

Nigel, Jo, Archie and Jacob arrived from the UK today. They are with us at Opawa for 3 weeks. This is our 2nd go as a church at hosting overseas interns. Last year we had Shannon McMillan, who worked as an “art” intern. Nigel is a “work” intern, and will be helping us explore workplace spirituality across our congregations. He’s also fascinated by Opawa as a story of emerging within an established context.

Overseas interns is a tricky balance – so much culture crossing and the need to find ways for all parties to bless and be a blessing. Each year I hope we get better at hosting overseas interns; we now have more staff, better structures and a dedicated intern study space.

I guess I am saying with this post: overseas interns welcome; if you live outside New Zealand (or Christchurch) and want to learn and be a part of the Opawa story, feel free to get in contact.

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