Praxis Gathering
This year at the Praxis Gathering we’re submerging into a theology and practice of Loving our Neighborhood.
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Sept 28th-30th, 2023 // Chicago


With the decline of Church-attenders and the shake-up of Sunday services after Covid, the question we’re all asking is what does the future of the Church look like? Do we need better programming? Better preachers? More dynamic worship? We think not. We need to explore the grassroots work of movement. Too many of our institutional approaches stymie this work. How can we organize using practices that decentralize the People of God for ordinary mission, social justice, and healing in our neighborhoods? We may need to rethink how we gather to be a Church Without Walls. Join us to learn from local movements on-the-ground that are galvanizing and gathering people for the sake of God’s in-breaking Kingdom.



In our seventh annual time together, we will plunge into the hands-on-work of being a Church Without Walls in very concrete and practical ways. We’ve gathered some of the best practitioners, living this work in their local place, to awaken us to the possibilities of being a grassroots movement.

Dr. David E. Fitch

Author / Planter / Chair of Theology at Northern Seminary

Jessie Cruickshank

Educational-Neuroscientist / Founder of Whoology / V3 Movement Leader

Dr. Alexia Salvatierra

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

Brandon Wrencher

Co-author of Buried Seeds
Activist & Church Planter with The Good Neighbor Movement

Emanuel (Ricky) Padilla

President of World Outspoken

Dan White Jr.

Author of Love Over Fear / Co-founder of Praxis Gathering / Co-found of The Kineo Center

Daniel Yang

Director of The Church Multiplication Institute

Carl Johnson

Pastor / Marketplace Planter

JR Woodward

National Director of V3 Movement & Co-founder of Praxis Gathering & Author of The Scandal of Leadership

Rev. Dr. Eun K. Strawser 

Church Planter/V3 Movement Leader/Author
The V3 Movement

Taeler Morgan

Church Planter & Coach w/ The V3 Movement

Kyuboem Lee

DMin. Assistant Professor of Missiology at Missio Seminary

Mike Pumphrey

Planter / Trainer / V3 Coordinator

Gino Curcurcuto

Church Planter & V3 Coach

Justin Fung

Pastor of Liturgy & Spiritual Formation of Christ City Church

Josh Hayden

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

Lori Ruffin

MLC Executive Director

Scott Austin

Pastor and Planter at The Park Community
Coach with V3

Matt Alexander

Coach with V3 / Cohort Director with The Kineo Center

Eugine Kim

Founder of New Wine Collective

Ben Hardman

Founder of Kingdom Dream Initiatives
MarketPlace Coach

Hanzo Hamamura

Church Planter, Ma Ke Alo o

Melissa Wong

Church Planter, Ma Ke Alo o / Lawyer, Legal Aid Hawaii

Ben Atkins

V3 Coach & Creative

Lauren Goldboom

Grounded Faith Initiative Director w/ Parish Collective


The Park Community Church

Customized Coaching Sessions

Do you come to Praxis with a challenge, a pain-point, an idea, a possibility? Would you love to spend 75-mins to process it with one of our qualified Coaches? We’d treasure helping you, in-person, work through a complexity, challenge, or custom path forward. Sign up for Coaching Session and we’ll send a short prep-form and a quick survey to fill out to make the most of the Coaching Session. We will connect you with your Coach at The Praxis Gathering.


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2023 Praxis Gathering Schedule



Where to Stay

Claridge House (V3 Discount Applied)


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