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The Practice is an experimental gathering where we immerse ourselves in God’s dream for humanity, practice the historic disciplines that align us with His dream, and carry each other along the way. We are learning to live out Jesus’ teachings in the world.
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The Practice is an experimental gathering where we immerse ourselves in God’s dream for humanity, practice the historic disciplines that align us with His dream, and carry each other along the way. We are learning to live out Jesus’ teachings in the world.

Feb 22, 2021

Jason Feffer begins our Lenten journey at the Practice Church, "Fasting: Feasting on God." While this practice is often misunderstood, it is foundational in our Spiritual formation. Jason reminds us that when practiced rightly, fasting is actually feasting on God! Then, Jason helps us craft a practice of fasting for this season of Lent.

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Feb 15, 2021

Nicole Howe closes out our series "Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment." After exploring the final result of Christian detachment, interior freedom, we then practice a prayer of discerning where God is inviting us to experience deeper levels of true freedom. Find more info on our website

 

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Feb 6, 2021

As we continue our series Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment, we invite you to make room in your day for a practice of the Examen. In this practice, we review our day with Jesus, paying attention to what we notice and having a conversation with the Lord. Will you join us in this practice?

Jan 26, 2021

Continuing our series, Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment, Jason Feffer helps us explore what happens when our desires run amuck. What can we do when we struggle to live in the freedom of detachment? View more information on our website here

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Jan 18, 2021

Joan Kelley continues our series "Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment" with an exploration of holy desire. What role does desire play in our spiritual journey? How do our deepest desires help us uncover God's loving will for our lives? After Joan's teaching, we practice a prayer of discerning our desires in God's presence.

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Jan 12, 2021

Father Michael Sparough leads us in an embodied practice of detachment. Find the entire teaching here

Jan 12, 2021

Father Michael Sparough begins a new teaching series titled "Desiring Deeply: Freedom and Detachment." We are reminded of the truth that Jesus invites us to hold all things with open hands in order to find the fulfillment of our deepest longings in God alone. Then, we practice a powerful embodied prayer of detachment. Find more info on our website here

Dec 20, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (10:01), and the last for evening (14:00). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we embrace the season of Advent. How might we wait on the Lord in preparation for Christmas?

Dec 15, 2020

Marion Medina continues our Advent journey as we listen to the longings revealed in this season. What is percolating below the surface? How are we being invited into a deeper life with God, into our heart's truest home? For more info on our website here

Dec 7, 2020

Advent is especially needed during a year as painful as this one. In our Advent series, Jason Feffer explores the invitation to lean into all this year has been, to find our longing in it, and to wait for Jesus. Find more info on our website

Dec 6, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (11:23), and the last for evening (15:19). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we embrace the season of Advent. How might we wait on the Lord in preparation for Christmas?

Nov 29, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (8:00), and the last for evening (11:56). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we embrace the season of Advent. How might we wait on the Lord in preparation for Christmas?

Nov 17, 2020

Ian Simkins concludes our “Love and…” series. Ian reminds us that love begins with listening, the kind of listening that not only hears others but is incarnationally present to them. Find more info on our website

Nov 15, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (8:54), and the last for evening (12:52). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we focus on the Sermon on the Mount. How might Jesus form us as we soak in this important teaching for three month.

Nov 10, 2020

Nicole Howe reminds us of how God can bring order out of chaos. When everything in us and around us seems to be swirling out of control, we can rest in Our Creator who ordered the whole world, the cosmos, with beauty, goodness, and truth. In our practice, we lean into the chaos while also inviting God's creative Spirit to meet us and bring cosmic order.  Find more info on our website

Nov 8, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (8:54), and the last for evening (12:52). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we focus on the Sermon on the Mount. How might Jesus form us as we soak in this important teaching for three month.

Nov 5, 2020

As our community discerns the way forward, we offer this practice of discernment. In this prayer, we will listen to the Holy Spirit while letting go of what stands in the way of following God fully, and we will employ the Ignatian concepts of consolation and desolation as we listen with loving attention.

Nov 2, 2020

Jason Feffer shares two updates about the future of the Practice community, then we lean into God in prayer. Find more information on our website here

Nov 1, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (8:00), and the last for evening (11:54). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we focus on the Sermon on the Mount. How might Jesus form us as we soak in this important teaching for three month.

Oct 25, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (11:04), and the last for evening (15:02). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we focus on the Sermon on the Mount. How might Jesus form us as we soak in this important teaching for three month.

Oct 20, 2020

Jason Feffer continues our series on Love with a look at Love and Fear. In a season that is full of fear and anxiety, how might we allow love to complete its work in us and drive out fear?   Then, we practice a welcoming prayer through our fear. Find more info on our website here

Oct 18, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (9:38), and the last for evening (13:36). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we focus on the Sermon on the Mount. How might Jesus form us as we soak in this important teaching for three month.

Oct 13, 2020

Stephen Kelly continues our series on Love with a look at Daniel and God’s invitation for us to be a prophetic witness in this world. How might we speak truth to power in love during this divisive season? Then, Jason Feffer leads us through a prayer of reflection for how we might actually put this into practice. Find more info on our website here

Oct 11, 2020

This resource includes three prayers: one for morning, another for midday (7:56), and the last for evening (11:54). The prayers will follow a consistent pattern each week with new scriptures every day. In this series, we focus on the Sermon on the Mount. How might Jesus form us as we soak in this important teaching for three month.

Oct 6, 2020

Adele Calhoun guides us through the invitation to admit that we might be wrong. In this season of hardship and division, many of us have a tendency to get stuck listening to those with whom we already agree while trying to prove others wrong. Yet, the invitation of Christ is to be willing to consider that we may not have everything right. Adele leads us through the loving idea of admitting that we might be wrong. Then, we practice a reflection and a breath prayer. Find more information on our website here

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