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

It has become daily news to see Leaders abuse their power or observe their character crumble. In the last few decades we’ve baptized business practices and hierarchical structures—it has ravaged the soul of the Church. We need another way forward. At Praxis 2018 we’ll explore how we can move beyond these leadership approaches to illuminate soul-healthy men and woman leading together. Let’s awaken our churches to equip and release all of God’s people for mission. Join us and 250 + other planters and practitioners as we Re-Imagine Leadership in this new world.

Practitioners

In our fourth annual time together, we will plummet deep into the hands-on-work of Re-Imagining Leadership with unique emphasis on mutual leadership, emotional healthy leadership, five-fold intelligence, multicultural leadership and leadership in the neighborhood. 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.

AJ Swobada

Pastor & Author of The Dusty Ones

Portland

Deb Hirsch

Speaker & Author/ Redeeming Sex

Los Angeles

Dennis Edwards

Pastor & Author of I Peter Commentary

Minneapolis

Mandy Smith

Pastor & Author of The Vulnerable Pastor

Cincinnati

Geoff Holsclaw

Church Planter & Co-Author of Prodigal Christianity

Chicagoland

Keisha Polonio

Coaching Director for Tampa Underground Network

Tampa

Dan White Jr.

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

Syracuse

Christiana Rice

Co-author of To Alter Your World

San Diego

JR Woodward

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

L.A./Seattle

Brandon Wrencher

Activist & Church Planter with The Good Neighbor Movement

Greensboro

Joshua Grace

Pastor at Circle of Hope

Philadelphia

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

Matthew Watson

Pastor of Christ City Church

D.C.

Lisa Watson

Leadership Development and Training Director for Christian Community Development Association

D.C.

Coz Crosscombe

Director of Urban Ministry at Cairn University

Philadelphia

Lori Ruffin

Strategic Planner & Operations Manager for the V3 Movement

Richmond

Matt Alexander

Church Planting Coach and Lead Pastor of Rhythm Church

Miami

Russ Johnson

Director & Planter, Author and Founder of the Table Network

Fort Myers

Karen Rohrer

Director of Church Planting at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh

Scott J. Hagley

Assistant Professor of Missiology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh

Dwight Yoo

Pastor at Renewal Presbyterian Church

Philadelphia

Tonya Variya White

Church Planter with Axiom Church & Local Artisan

Syracuse

Kyuboem Lee

Church Planter & Professor of Missiology at Biblical Seminary

Philadelphia

Rohadi Nagassar

Church Planter & Creator

Calgary

Nikki Wiggins

Kids City Director

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

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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 privilege 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 loving a neighborhood; 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

2018 Praxis Gathering Schedule

Registration

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

Where to Stay

Best Western Philadelphia Convention Center

Hostels

Sponsors