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Shaping Disciples for Movement

September 22-24, 2016

Washington, D.C.

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Purpose

Most current strategies to launch a movement revolve around creating buzz and finding the right personality to promote. Jesus often sought to resist the sway of the crowds and instead poured intentionally and relationally into the shaping of his disciples. Discipleship is a lost love in our culture of “Go Big or Go Home”. This year at the Praxis Gathering we want to re-center the act and art of discipleship. No matter your background, your denomination or your style of church, together lets recover this vital core for being the church in God’s world. The Praxis Gathering is a unique church planting environment where we are passionate about real-time practice colliding with rich theology, followed by deep reflection. In our second annual time together, we will plummet deep into the hands-on-work of shaping disciples in our neighborhoods and networks. There is a movement afoot calling us into these grounded essentials. Gather with us and 300 + other practitioners to be equipped, nourished and sent back into the world.

Practitioners

Because this gathering focuses on the grounded missional practice of disciple-making, we are bringing together thoughtful practitioners to lead us. The prerequisite for every communicator guiding us into church planting essentials is that they must live the material they share with us. Great communicators are in abundance, but best practices and tools come from the bumps and bruises of working them out on a street level context.

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David Fitch

Professor, Northern Seminary, Church Planter

FULL BIO 

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Deb Hirsch

Co-Founder of Forge Mission Training

FULL BIO 

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Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Author of Mentor for Life

FULL BIO

mark

Mark Scandrette

Founding Director of ReIMAGINE

FULL BIO 

danwhite

Dan White Jr.

Author of Subterranean
Co-founder of the Praxis Gathering

FULL BIO 

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Soong-Chan Rah

Professor at North Park U and Author of Prophetic Lament

FULL BIO 

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Don Coleman

Co-founder, East End Fellowship

FULL BIO

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J.R. Woodward

National Director, V3
Co-founder of the Praxis Gathering

FULL BIO 

sandra

Sandra Van Opstal

Preacher, Worship Leader, Author, Urban Activist

FULL BIO 

chris

Chris Folmsbee

Founder of Think Burlap & Author of Gladhearted Disciples

FULL BIO 

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A.J. Swoboda

Pastor of Theophilus Church

FULL BIO 

paul

Paul Sparks

Author of New Parish

FULL BIO

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Matt Tebbe

Co-Pastor at the Table

FULL BIO 

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Kevin Doi

Kevin is the founding pastor of Epic Church

FULL BIO 

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Kevin Sweeney

Co-Pastor of Imagine

FULL BIO 

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Christine Sweeney

Co-Pastor of Imagine

FULL BIO 

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Ben Sternke

Co-Pastor at the Table

FULL BIO 

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Deb Sternke

Church Planter and Coach with Gravity Leadership

FULL BIO 

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John Upton

Executive Director, Baptist General Association of Virginia

FULL BIO

justin

Justin Fung

Pastor of Spiritual Formation at District Church

FULL BIO 

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Lori Ruffin

Worship Team at Praxis Gathering

FULL BIO

Our gathering is organized by four Spaces of Belonging

Intimate Space

(2-4 people)
Guided Reflective Times to record what God is doing and make steps to respond.

Personal Space

(8-15)
Guided Table Talks with our practitioners for good conversation, exploring missional topics around a meal.

Social Space

(20-50)
Guided Workshop Time where our practitioners share a fire hose of content and then give space for dialogue.

Public Space

(300+)
Guided Worship and Proclamation where we come together for singing, liturgy, and communion around Christ.

Thursday, Sept. 22

3:00p  Registration
4:00p  Special Pre-Conference Session
5:30p  Dinner on the Town
7:00p  Collective Gathering (Public Space)
7:00p  Book Release Party

Friday, Sept. 23

8:30a  Workshop 1 (Social Space)
9:30a  Break/Reflection
10:00a  Workshop 2 (Social Space)
11:00a  Break/Reflection
11:30a  Workshop 3 (Social Space)
12:30p  Lunch on the Town
2:00p  Workshop 4 (Social Space)
3:00p  Break/Reflection
3:30p  Workshop 5 (Social Space)
4:30p  Break/Reflection
5:30p  Dinner on the Town
7:00p  Collective Gathering (Public Space)

Saturday, Sept. 24

8:30a Guided Reflection

Place

Location:
 
Saint Marks Episcopal Church
301 A Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Our Gathering this year will be hosted by St. Mark’s which is a newly-renovated space two blocks from the Capitol. The facilities include the beautiful 1888 neo-Romanesque sandstone altar and a panoramic display of Celtic inspired stained glass windows of the life of Christ. Our gathering will be shaped by the beautiful architecture surrounding us. Our seating will be “in the round” to cultivate a participatory culture to our time together.

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*Early Bird price ends July 15th
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Regular price ends August 22nd

Hotel Options

Economy Option

Inns of Virginia Arlington
$80/night

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Communal Option

HostelWorld

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Standard Option

Westin Crystal City
$169/night

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Detailed Schedule

Thursday, September 22

3:00p

Registration

4:00p

Special Pre-Conference Session

5:30p

Dinner on the Town

7:00p

Collective Gathering (Public Space)

JR Woodward & Dan White Jr. /// Discipleship and Movement

9:00p

IVP Book Release Party /// The Church as Movement

Friday, September 23

8:30a

Workshop 1 (Social Space)

Don Coleman /// Discipleship and Prayer

A.J. Swoboda /// Discipleship and Forming a Rhythm of Life

Kevin Doi /// Discipleship and Imitation

David Fitch  /// Discipleship and Mutual Submission

Paul Sparks /// Discipleship and the Common Good

9:30a

Break/Reflection

10:00a

Workshop 2 (Social Space)

Chris Folmsbee /// Discipleship and Millennials

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson /// Discipleship and the Mind

Matt Tebbe & Ben Sternke /// Discipleship and Practices

David Fitch /// Discipleship and Presence

Kevin & Christine Sweeney /// Discipleship and the Person of Peace

11:00a

Break/Reflection

11:30a

Workshop 3 (Social Space)

Soong-Chan Rah /// Discipleship and Multiculturalism

Sandra Van Opstal/// Discipleship and Worship

A.J. Swoboda /// Discipleship and the Heart of the Leader

Paul Sparks /// Discipleship and the Neighborhood

Deb Hirsch /// Discipleship and Incarnation

12:30p

Lunch on the Town

Lunch Option: The V3 Movement

2:00p

Workshop 4 (Social Space)

Soong-Chan Rah /// Discipleship and the Prophetic

Don Coleman /// Discipleship and the Spirit

Mark Scandrette /// Discipleship and Transformation

Ben & Deb Sternke /// Discipleship and Family

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson /// Discipleship and Women

3:00p

Break/Reflection

3:30p

Workshop 5 (Social Space)

Deb Hirsch /// Discipleship and Sexual Brokeness

Mark Scandrette  /// Discipleship and the Family

Justin Fung /// Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Kevin Sweeney /// Discipleship and Imagination

Kevin Doi /// Discipleship and Community

Sandra Van Opstal /// Discipleship and Reconciliation

4:30p

Break/Reflection

5:30p

Dinner on the Town

7:00p

Collective Gathering (Public Space)

Panel: Deb Hirsch, Paul Sparks, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Kevin Doi

Saturday, September 24

8:30a

Guided Reflections w/ Coaches

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