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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 our everyday lives, so we can practice the way of Jesus together for the sake of the world.

The Practice Podcast The Practice Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 69 Ratings

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 our everyday lives, so we can practice the way of Jesus together for the sake of the world.

    The Liturgy of Politics: Scripture

    The Liturgy of Politics: Scripture

    In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? This week, Nicole Howe helped us explore the counter-formational practice of scripture.
    (A note about the practice: In this service, our practice was a reflection on scripture readings in community. The readings and short reflection are included, but the conversation is not.)
    You can find our kingdom practice this week at https://www.practicetribe.com/scripture-in-community/
    If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at https://www.practicetribe.com/give/  
    You can share a story about how you are encountering God in this season at https://www.practicetribe.com/stories/
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    • 36 min
    The Liturgy of Politics: Community

    The Liturgy of Politics: Community

    In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? This week, Jason Hitchcock helped us explore the counter-formational practice of community.
    (A note about the practice: In this service, our practice was a discerning conversation about who we hope to be as a community. Included in the podcast is the framework for our practice and what we shared as a community.)
    You can find our kingdom practice this week at https://www.practicetribe.com/an-invitation-to-listen/
    If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at https://www.practicetribe.com/give/  
    You can share a story about how you are encountering God in this season at https://www.practicetribe.com/stories/
    Join the Practice mailing list. http://eepurl.com/OSfCb

    • 48 min
    Practice: Our Political Formation

    Practice: Our Political Formation

    This guided practice was a part of our gathering on 9.4.22. In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way?
    In this practice, we consider how we have been shaped by our culture of politics. We start with some reflective questions, then have a conversation with God about what we noticed, and finally we listen for how God might be inviting us to respond.
    As you engage the practice, we encourage you to be honest. When it comes to political engagement, the stakes can feel big. It can be scary or shameful to consider how we have been shaped in ways that are not aligned with the kingdom of God. Be kind and gracious with yourself but to also be willing to be honest. Remember that God loves you more deeply than you can imagine. At the very core, your identity is that you are a beloved bearer of God’s image.
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church athttps://www.practicetribe.com/give/  

    • 14 min
    The Liturgy of Politics

    The Liturgy of Politics

    In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? This week Kaitlyn Schiess, author of The Liturgy of Politics, will help set the table for our journey. 
    If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at https://www.practicetribe.com/give/  
    You can share a story about how you are encountering God in this season at https://www.practicetribe.com/stories/
    Join the Practice mailing list. http://eepurl.com/OSfCb

    • 50 min
    Beloved: Sharing Belovedness

    Beloved: Sharing Belovedness

    Being loved by God is the foundation of our identity and the starting point of everything we do. That is why this summer we are soaking, resting, playing, and even breathing in God’s incredible, personal love for us. 
    This week, we turned our attention outward. Our formation is always for the sake of the world. We live into our belovedness so that we might share God's love with the world around us. In our time of practice, we considered with whom the Spirit might be inviting us to share the love of God this week.
    If The Practice Church has been meaningful in your journey, would you consider making a tax-deductible gift?

    • 38 min
    Practice: Holding the Gaze of God

    Practice: Holding the Gaze of God

    This guided practice was a part of our gathering on 8.14.22. In this gathering, we stepped into a practice from Curt Thompson's book, Anatomy of the Soul. This practice of being known helps us hold the gaze of God and live into our belovedness.
    A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church athttps://www.practicetribe.com/give/  

    • 15 min

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