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The Practice is a community that gathers for worship, prayer, teaching, and communion. The Scripture, prayers, and songs of our opening liturgy help us to set aside all that distracts us from the Lord’s loving presence. We slow down to learn and engage the spiritual practices that help us to walk with Jesus. Every gathering, we center around the communion table to meet with Christ in a tangible way. Through all of this, we are seeking to create a sacred space, both in our gatherings and in o ...
 
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This guided practice was a part of our gathering on 5.15.2022 in which we are seeking to encounter God as we contemplate the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7. In this practice of gratitude, we look back on the pervious day or week to identify and name that for which we are grateful, we examine how these are gifts from God given with delight, then …
 
In this series, our desire is to soak ourselves in the character of God as it is described in Exodus 34:6-7. It’s our hope that we can have a real encounter with the compassion, grace, patience, loyal-love, and faithfulness of God in this season. This week, we will contemplated God's graciousness. How can we recognize and rest in the God's gifts of…
 
This guided practice was a part of our gathering on 5.8.2022 in which we are seeking to encounter God as we contemplate the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7. In this practice, we imagine ourselves in Matthew 20:29-33 as a way of soaking ourselves in the compassion of God. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at https://www.pra…
 
In this series, we are opening ourselves to encounter the Lord as we explore the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7. We are seeking to steep ourselves in God's presence as we contemplate this important passage and see how we might encounter God with a sense of wonder and awe in the process. This week we contemplate the compassion of God. We see God'…
 
This guided practice was a part of our gathering on 5.1.2022 in which we are seeking to encounter God as we contemplate the character of God in Exodus 34:6-7. In this practice of Lectio Divina, we allow ourselve to steep in the presence of God found in this important text. Find more info on our website. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Pra…
 
What if we could move beyond a faith based solely on beliefs or right behaviors? Good theology and kingdom living are absolutely important, but what if this life could be grounded in a real encounter with God? In this series, we are going to steep ourselves in the presence of God. We will contemplate God's character as it is outlined in Exodus 34:6…
 
After spending this last season in the practice of lament and recognizing lament is a form of dying, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ by affirming that death is not the end. In fact, the pain and honesty of lament is a doorway into into a whole new encounter with Jesus. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. If you a…
 
After spending the last four weeks in the practice of lament, we consider the invitation of Palm Sunday. As we have been crying out to God in our sorrow and pain, are we willing to trust however God will respond, even if it is not in the way we hope for God to respond? The practice in our service is an imaginative prayer from Jared Patrick Boyd's w…
 
This year during Lent, we are diving into a very intentional journey with the spiritual practice of lament. Lament is a good and proper response when we come face to face with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world. During this holy season, we will enter into an experiment which helps us make space in our lives for lament. This week, Joan Kel…
 
This year during Lent, we are diving into a very intentional journey with the spiritual practice of lament. Lament is a good and proper response when we come face to face with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world. During this holy season, we will enter into an experiment which helps us make space in our lives for lament. This week, David Ba…
 
This year during Lent, we are diving into a very intentional journey with the spiritual practice of lament. Lament is a good and proper response when we come face to face with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world. During this holy season, we will enter into an experiment which helps us make space in our lives for lament. This week, Casey Ty…
 
This year during Lent, we are diving into a very intentional journey with the spiritual practice of lament. Lament is a good and proper response when we come face to face with the brokenness in ourselves and in the world. During this holy season, we will enter into an experiment which helps us make space in our lives for lament. This week, Nicole H…
 
We are beginning this year walking through the five key values of The Practice Church. This week, Father Michael Sparough led us into our final value, for the sake of the world. He guided an Ignatian practice intended to help our contemplation flow into action and our action to flow into contemplation. If you are interested in joining or even hosti…
 
We are beginning this year walking through the five key values of The Practice Church. This week, Erin Lonard guided our exploration of hospitality and invited us to see hospitality not as a set of activities but as a way of being. If you are interested in joining or even hosting a Practice Table, please let us know here. A tax-deductible gift can …
 
We are beginning this year walking through the five key values of The Practice Church. This week, Jason guided our exploration of the value of community. This week, Jason guided us through the value of community. How are practices of community important in our shared desire to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world? If you ar…
 
We are beginning this year walking through the five key values of The Practice Church. This week, Mark Scandrette invited us to consider the invitation to be formed by Jesus, and see our time in church as a "Jesus dojo." You can find a simple guide to our practice today here. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. If you ar…
 
This year, we are spending time walking through the five key values of The Practice Church. This week, Nicole shared God's invitation to live tethered into the presence of God in our everyday lives. You can find a simple guide to our practice today here. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. If you are committed to being a…
 
This week, we begin our Advent series, Hesed with Us. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. In this season of Advent, we explore God's hesed as it is expressed in the coming of Christ. This week, we considered God's undaunted commitment to His promises with Nicole Howe. Wi…
 
This week, we begin our Advent series, Hesed with Us. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. In this season of Advent, we explore God's hesed as it is expressed in the coming of Christ. This week, Nick Benoit invites us to recognize, enjoy, and practice the generosity of Go…
 
This week, we begin our Advent series, Hesed with Us. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. In this season of Advent, we explore God's hesed as it is expressed in the coming of Christ. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. If you are committed to …
 
This guided practice is a reflection on our previous series, Hesed in Community. If God is inviting us to cultivate a hesed-shaped community, we can't leave this series behind. We want to take it deeper. How is God inviting each of us to respond to what we have heard? Find more info on our website. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice…
 
This week, we concluded our series, Hesed in Community. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. Kellye Fabian-Story helped us consider how we might show hesed to those we find difficult. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. If you are committed to …
 
This guided practice was a part of our gathering in which we examined the spiritual practice of listening. In order to make room to listen, we need to make space in our own lives. We can do that by slowing down to listen to ourselves and allowing God to listen to us. This practice, helps us to make the necessary space for us to listen to those in o…
 
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