Praxis Gathering
This year at the Praxis Gathering we’re submerging into a theology and practice of Loving our Neighborhood.
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What does the future Church look like? More than better programming we need to explore the grassroots work of movement. Too many of our institutional approaches stymie this work. How can we organize using movemental practices that release the People of God for ordinary mission, social justice, and healing in our neighborhoods? We may need to rethink and reconstruct how we gather to be a genuine Church Without Walls. Join us to learn from global and local movements like the Black Church, the Church in Latin America, the viral Church in Post-Christian Germany and the DNA of early first Century Church. It’s time to move!



In our sixth annual time together, we will plunge into the hands-on-work of being a Church Without Walls with particular emphasis on discovering how global and local movements galvanize and gather. We’ve gathered some of the best on-the-ground church planters and practitioners to awaken us to the possibilities of being a grassroots multiplying movement.

Alan Hirsch

Cultivating Apostolic Imagination
Co-author of Reframation

New York City

Dr. Delia Nuesch Olver

Co-founder of Impact
Latin America

Professor at Seattle Pacific University


Dr. Alexia Salvatierra

Co-author of
Faith-Rooted Organizing
Assistant Professor for the School of Intercultural Studies for Fuller

Los Angeles

Cris Zimmermann 

Social entrepreneur, Movement Developer and Pastor
Co-founder of Kirche (Church in Action) in Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

Dee Stokes

Educator, Author, and Speaker
Coach in cultural competence

North Carolina

Dan White Jr.

Author of Love Over Fear
Movement Developer for V3

Puerto Rico

Deb Hirsch

Author of Redeeming Sex
Co-founder of Forge

New York City

Kyuboem Lee

DMin. Assistant Professor of Missiology at Missio Seminary


JR Woodward

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


Brandon Wrencher

Activist & Church Planter with The Good Neighbor Movement


Eun Strawser

Church Planter and Pediatrician


Taeler Morgan

Church Planter & Coach w/ The V3 Movement


Erica Wrencher

Public Educator & Church Planter with The Good Neighbor Movement


Hugh Halter

Author of Tangible Kingdom, Flesh, and Brimstone
Founder of Post Commons

Alton, IL

Justin Fung

Pastor of Liturgy & Spiritual Formation of Christ City Church


Josh Hayden

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

Ashland, VA

Lori Ruffin

Strategic Planner & Operations Manager for the V3 Movement


Scott Austin

Pastor and Planter at The Park Community
Coach with V3

San Antonio

Matt Alexander

Church Planting Coach with V3
Soul-Care Coach



Chinese Christian Church and Center 1101 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


Neighborhood Immersions

Friday: 2p – 6p


Friday: 2p – 6p

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 practitioner’s locality and see key areas, streets, landmarks, events, buildings and borders that have shaped the local work of movement. Along the way you’ll hear their story of 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


2020 Praxis Gathering Schedule

Coming Soon/a>


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

Where to Stay

Best Western Philadelphia Convention Center


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