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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
    • 4.5 • 64 Ratings

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.

    What is Church? Part Two

    What is Church? Part Two

    Jason Feffer continues our series on the nature of the Church. With an examination of Acts 2, Jason considers the differences between a belief based and a practice based church. Find a guide to lectio divina and more here. 
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    • 51 min
    What is Church?

    What is Church?

    The first installment of a two part series called "What is Church," Bill Donahue invites us to look at five biblical metaphors for the Church: a Body, Bride, Building, Vineyard, and Family. Then, Bill leads us through a lectio divina style practice of reflecting on these images of the Church and listening for how may God be inviting us to embody the Church in this season.
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    • 51 min
    Finding Joy in Struggle

    Finding Joy in Struggle

    Continuing our Easter series on the practice of joy, Stephen Kelley guides us on what it might look like to have joy in the midst of pain and struggle. Then, we practice a prayer of examen looking back on how God was present to us in the midst of our everyday lives.
    If the Practice has been meaningful for your spiritual journey, consider giving a tax-deductible gift here. 

    • 40 min
    Practicing Joy: Delight in God

    Practicing Joy: Delight in God

    Nick Benoit shares on the importance of delighting in the world around us as a way of delighting in God. Then, we practice together. 
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    • 38 min
    Abandoned to Joy

    Abandoned to Joy

    Continuing our series on the practice of joy, Jason Feffer invites us to abandon ourselves to joy.  What does it look like for us to exhibit childlike joy in our everyday lives?
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    • 33 min
    Practicing Joy

    Practicing Joy

    Nicole Howe begins our Easter series called "Practicing Joy." What is authentic joy, and how might we be shaped through the practice of celebration to be joyful even in the midst of trials?
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    • 32 min

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

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healing for my soul

The Lament series guided me in silence and solitude toward forgiving a friend.Thanks you.

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Guides us to hear God's powerful whispers

Unique and life changing. My husband and I have experienced great council from the teachings and a richer prayer life from the meditative practices. We wish we could experience it in person in the Twin Cities.

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