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The Practice is an experimental gathering at Willow Creek Community Church where we immerse ourselves in God’s dream for humanity, practice the historic disciplines that align us with His dream, and carry each other along the way. We are learning to live out Jesus’ teachings in the world.

The Practice Church Podcast The Practice, a practice-based community at Willow Creek Community Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
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The Practice is an experimental gathering at Willow Creek Community Church where we immerse ourselves in God’s dream for humanity, practice the historic disciplines that align us with His dream, and carry each other along the way. We are learning to live out Jesus’ teachings in the world.

    Hesed in Community: Soul Nourishing Friendships

    Hesed in Community: Soul Nourishing Friendships

    This week, we continued our series, Hesed in Community. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. This week, Susan Shadid guided us in an exploration of the practice of spiritual Friendships. 
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. 
    If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church, would you take a moment to join the Plant Team?
    Join the Practice mailing list here.

    • 46 min
    Hesed in Community: Holy Ground Moments

    Hesed in Community: Holy Ground Moments

    This week, we continued our series looking at how we might put into practice God's invitation to be a hesed-shaped community. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. This week, Sharon Swing invited us to consider how God is inviting us to create space for our souls to show themselves to one another in community. These, Sharon said, are "holy ground moments."
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. 
    If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church, would you take a moment to join the Plant Team?
    Join the Practice mailing list here.

    • 30 min
    Hesed in Community: An Alternative Society

    Hesed in Community: An Alternative Society

    This week, we begin a new series looking at how we might put into practice God's invitation to be a hesed-shaped community. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. This week, we Jason Feffer shared how a hesed-shaped community is a way for the Church to be an alternative society in a culture of individualism and tribalism, and we considered the cost of cultuvating such a community in our practice.
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. 
    If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church, would you take a moment to join the Plant Team?
    Join the Practice mailing list here.

    • 59 min
    Hesed in Community

    Hesed in Community

    This week, we begin a new series looking at how we might put into practice God's invitation to be a hesed-shaped community. Hesed is the Hebrew word which can be translated as the tangible intersection of love, commitment, and generosity. This week, we Bill Donahue guides us as we explore the Biblical basis for hesed in community. 
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church here. 
    If you are committed to being a part of the local community that is The Practice Church, would you take a moment to join the Plant Team?
    Join the Practice mailing list here.

    • 40 min
    Practice: A Heed-Shaped Community

    Practice: A Heed-Shaped Community

    This guided practice was a part of our gathering in which we examined God's hesed.
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    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at https://www.practicetribe.com/give/  

    • 11 min
    A Hesed-Shaped Community

    A Hesed-Shaped Community

    We continue our vision series looking at God's invitation for The Practice Church to be a heed-shaped community. 
    Find more info on our website. 
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at https://www.practicetribe.com/give/  

    • 43 min

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I've been following The Practice from a distance (Ontario) for a while now. Love hearing the conversations and teachings coming out of this space.

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