Date: May 1, 2024 - June 10, 2024
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
“PRAXIS was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I didn’t need to be an expert, but could learn and reflect. PRAXIS taught me what life with God means, how to contextualize the gospel in my life and the lives of others, and that God’s mission was more beautiful than I realized.”Shone, 2022
Why go on the PRAXIS mission trip?
PRAXIS Edmonton is an opportunity to practise being a whole person who lives an integrated life.
You’ll experience a balance of actively engaging with spiritual development, meaningful missional engagement, and growth in community.
You’ll have ongoing opportunities to intentionally reflect and process with peers and P2C-Students staff.
And you’ll be equipped to show and share the gospel in unique contexts.
Edmonton itself is a great place to learn about urban ministry in Canada. You’ll come alongside local partners who are showing and sharing who Jesus is to a variety of subcultures. Because you’re learning in a Canadian context, it will be relatively easy to translate your experiences to your own city after PRAXIS.
PRAXIS is for those who want:
- More in their spiritual journey
- To live missionally through hands-on experiences of compassionate care and gospel witness
- To live in a community on mission
What happens on PRAXIS?
A typical weekly schedule will include three main components:
1. Spiritual practices
You’ll develop healthy spiritual rhythms to enrich your faith and be with God. You’ll grow in recognizing God’s voice through times of prayer, silence, and reflection. You’ll experience spiritual practices like retreat, sabbath, silence and solitude, daily Examen, and Lectio Divina.
These spiritual rhythms are integrated with missional activities, so you can learn to both show and talk about the good news of Jesus.
You’ll be part of fostering an environment of trust and community. Together we will practise a communal “rule of life” to develop consistency and depth in our shared spiritual rhythms.
You’ll also grow as a leader as you take opportunities to guide your teammates in worship, prayer, meals, missional activities, Bible studies, and team building.
3. Missional Opportunities
Each week, you’ll engage in God’s mission by partnering with local organizations. You’ll serve vulnerable populations in Edmonton’s urban setting, often crossing cultures.
These opportunities will broaden your understanding of God’s work of restoration. They will allow you to wrestle with the fullness of God’s mission, the holistic and embodied nature of living as a witness, and the contextualization that’s needed in evangelism.
In the past, this looked like:
- Helping newcomers to Canada
- Caring for creation
- Learning about Indigenous–Settler reconciliation
- Serving at-risk youth
For a deeper understanding of a PRAXIS mission trip, check out this Prezi presentation.
Note: Trip cost includes housing, food, and mission trip activities. Participants will have the option to raise additional funds to cover their travel to Edmonton.
How will this trip deepen roots and widen horizons?
Deepen your roots as you:
- Live out—and not just know about—the good news of Jesus
- Explore your life story, and learn from the stories of others
- Live with integrity in all aspects of life, provoking spiritual curiosity in others
Widen your horizons as you:
- Learn life skills (e.g. time management, food planning and prep, sharing living space and life with others)
- Live in community, serving teammates and stewarding spiritual friendships
- Become aware of the breadth of God’s redemptive work in a Canadian city
Note on applying: To protect the privacy of your personal information, our online project application tool (the “PAT”) now uses two-factor authentication from Okta. You’ll find instructions on how to use and troubleshoot Okta when you apply.