Praxis Gathering
This year at the Praxis Gathering we’re submerging into a theology and practice of Loving our Neighborhood.
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Purpose

Community has certainly become a buzzword but it is at the pulsing heart of the Gospel. Yet, attempt to weave shared-life together amongst a local people and you will discover how fragmented we’ve become. We huddle with people like us – like interests, like politics, like stages of life, or like races. A slew of social forces seeks to separate us. Can we overcome them? Can the church be vibrant in its mission without vitality in belonging? At Praxis 2019 we’ll explore the hard work of love and life together in community.

 

Practitioners

In our fifth annual time together, we will plunge into the hands-on-work of Life Together in Community with particular emphasis on creating a missional-community, a tethered community, a multi-ethnic community, a peace-making community, and a healing community. We’ve gathered some of the best on-the-ground church planters and practitioners to furnish us with the possibilities for lighting a path ahead in our churches, in our neighborhoods, and in our world.

David Fitch

Church Planter & Author of Church of Us vs. Them

Chicagoland

Christine Pohl

Professor emeritus at Asbury & Author of Living into Community, and Making Room

Kentucky

Jonathan Brooks

Pastor and Author of Church Forsaken

South Side of Chicago

Hugh Halter

Author of Tangible Kingdom, Flesh, and Brimstone

Alton, IL

Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Executive Director of Evangelicals for Social Action

DC Metro

Deb Hirsch

Speaker & Author/ Redeeming Sex

Los Angeles

Dan White Jr.

Church Planter & Co-Author of Church as Movement & Co-founder of Praxis Gathering

Syracuse

Kyuboem Lee

Church Planter & Professor of Missiology at Biblical Seminary

Philadelphia

Taeler Morgan

Church Planter & Coach w/ The V3 Movement

Tacoma

Brandon Wrencher

Activist & Church Planter with The Good Neighbor Movement

Greensboro

Matt Alexander

Church Planting Coach and Lead Pastor of Rhythm Church

Miami

JR Woodward

National Director of V3 Movement & Co-founder of Praxis Gathering

L.A./Seattle

Matthew Watson

Pastor of Christ City Church

D.C.

Justin Fung

Pastor of Liturgy & Spiritual Formation of Christ City Church

D.C.

Erica Wrencher

Public Educator & Church Planter with The Good Neighbor Movement

Greensboro

Josh Hayden

Pastor & Coach for the Re-Missioning Cohort (V3)

Ashland, VA

Lisa Watson

Leadership Development and Training Director for Christian Community Development Association

D.C.

Lori Ruffin

Strategic Planner & Operations Manager for the V3 Movement

Richmond

Dale Durie

Church Planter & Coach w/ The V3 Movement

Twin Cities

Evette Alexander

Spiritual Director

Miami

Place

Location:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Praxis Gathering this year will be hosted at the Asian Arts Initiative, which is a newly-renovated space located in Philadelphia’s burgeoning Chinatown North neighborhood.Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary community arts center conveniently located near City Hall and public transportation, with nearby public parking lots and street parking available.

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Neighborhood Immersions

Friday: 2p – 6p

(optional)

On Friday from 2pm- 6pm we’re offering 3 different Immersion trips into real-time neighborhoods in Philly, led by authentic practitioners. You will get the joy of touring a church planter’s locality and see key areas, streets, landmarks, events, buildings and borders that have shaped their missional presence over the years. Along the way you’ll hear their story of forming community; what they’ve discovered, what traction they’ve experienced, what hurdles they’ve faced and what hope they have for the future. At the end of the Immersion you’ll enjoy dinner together in their neighborhood.

West Philly

North Philly

Chinatown

2019 Praxis Gathering Schedule

Schedule Coming Soon

Registration

Early Bird price ends July 31st
Regular price ends August 22nd

Do you have kids? Bring them with you.

We want to make Praxis easier for families. This year we are providing childcare at a small additional cost. Local child-workers, with background checks, will graciously care for kids 2 through 8 while you attend workshops.

Where to Stay

Best Western Philadelphia Convention Center

Hostels

Our Sponsors

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