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

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    • 4.5 • 61 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.

    Embodied Prayer of Detachment

    Embodied Prayer of Detachment

    Father Michael Sparough leads us in an embodied practice of detachment. Find the entire teaching here. 

    • 14 min
    Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment

    Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment

    Father Michael Sparough begins a new teaching series titled "Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment." We are reminded of the truth that Jesus invites us to hold all things with open hands in order to find the fulfillment of our deepest longings in God alone. Then, we practice a powerful embodied prayer of detachment. Find more info on our website here. 

    • 47 min
    Practice Daily Office: Advent

    Practice Daily Office: Advent

    This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (10:01), and the last for evening (14:00). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we embrace the season of Advent. How might we wait on the Lord in preparation for Christmas?

    • 23 min
    Advent: Hoping for Home

    Advent: Hoping for Home

    Marion Medina continues our Advent journey as we listen to the longings revealed in this season. What is percolating below the surface? How are we being invited into a deeper life with God, into our heart's truest home? For more info on our website here. 

    • 37 min
    Advent Lament

    Advent Lament

    Advent is especially needed during a year as painful as this one. In our Advent series, Jason Feffer explores the invitation to lean into all this year has been, to find our longing in it, and to wait for Jesus. Find more info on our website. 

    • 55 min
    Practice Daily Office: Advent

    Practice Daily Office: Advent

    This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (11:23), and the last for evening (15:19). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we embrace the season of Advent. How might we wait on the Lord in preparation for Christmas?

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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Daily office

Thank you so much. I needed this way of recentering. It is helping with this anxious season.

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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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