prax·is | \ ˈprak-səs: the practical application of theory. The exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill
We so often live fragmented lives, where our ‘being’ is disconnected from our ‘doing.’ It’s easy to view missions as something to “do” versus something to “be”. Can we be missional, living lives on mission wherever we are?
Jesus invites us to come to him and to learn from him (Matt. 11:28-29). In Jesus, we see the perfect union of being and doing; Jesus’ ministry activity always was an overflow of his rich and abundant connection with his Father.
PRAXIS is not just a “personal development” trip; rather, it is a unique missions opportunity that offers participants the space to apply the formational and developmental lessons they are learning in a missional context.
The rhythm of our day will integrate all that we’re learning. For example:
Mornings: focus on leadership development and spiritual growth
Afternoons: missional engagement on campus
Evenings: rest, community, and mentorship
What Will We Be Doing?
Through PRAXIS, we will experience and learn what it looks like to integrate both our exterior world (the “doing”) with our interior world (the “being”) — identifying and being attentive to how God is at work in our lives. We desire that this will result in the transformation of how we engage missionally with those around us.
Through exposure to formative spiritual practices, practical leadership training, and life-changing mentoring relationships, we will seek to transform our approach to how we engage missionally with our contemporary culture. We will also seek to partner with local and international partners as we participate in Missio Dei — the mission of God.
- Learn how to share your faith in a post-Christian context with other students
- Experience listening to the Holy Spirit as we seek to share our faith
- Cultivate a vision for lifelong ministry, as we partner with other organizations
- Experience and learn principles of biblical leadership
- Practice time and people management skills
- Work on a team and learn how to effectively resolve conflict
- Learn about how to develop daily spiritual rhythms
- Engage with God’s word through mind and heart
- Experience various approaches to prayer
Through PRAXIS, we hope that we will form foundational practices and perspectives to help us take steps toward a greater embodiment of what it looks like to love God and love others.
Come on the Journey
Do you long for more? Do you recognize that your life is compartmentalized, but desire to live more holistically? Do you want to mature in your faith and in how you participate in God’s mission?
Join us as we endeavour to create space in our lives for God to transform us, and those around us.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org