Consumerism states that whatever dazzles us with words, with personality, with brilliant production, is worth our time. Churches have surrendered to this powerful inertia when they seek to find the relevant hot-spots for what people want, and then use them to design their worship gatherings. Many are questioning the use of these marketplace sensibilities.
Is there another way forward?
Is there a deeper, vibrant, more rooted way to worship together?
In his search, Aaron Niequist (author of The Eternal Current) discovered that there was historical Christian precedent for enacting faith in a more formational way. He calls this approach a “practice-based” worship gathering. These gatherings are designed in a manner that moves people beyond just believing things about Jesus, but rearranging their lives to put his words into practice.
In this webinar we will explore
- Deconstructing how we worship together
- Constructing a practice-based gathering
- Discovering how to integrate modern-liturgical habits
- How to center the Eucharist
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December 6th @ 12PM EST!
Aaron Niequist is a liturgist, writer, and pastor in the Chicago area. After leading worship at Mars Hill Church (Grand Rapids, MI) and Willow Creek Church (Barrington, IL), he created A New Liturgy – a collection of modern liturgical worship recordings. He then curated a discipleship-focused, formational, ecumenical, practice-based community at Willow Creek called “The Practice”. Aaron recently released a book called The Eternal Current: How a Practice-based Faith can Save us from Drowning, and continues to create resources to help others flesh it out. But that’s just job stuff. The best part of his life is his wife Shauna, and their sons Henry and Mac.
Dan White Jr co-planted Axiom Church in Syracuse, NY with the compelling commitments of tight-knit community, locally-rooted presence, and life-forming discipleship. Dan is also a strategist with the V3 Movement, coaching cohorts from around the country through a 18-month missional system. Dan has written two books Subterranean (Cascade) and co-authored the award winning The Church as Movement (IVP). He co-founded the Praxis Gathering in Philadelphia, a yearly conference for pastors and practitioners to explore mission, discipleship, and re-imagined leadership. Dan has a Masters in Church Planting from Capitol Seminary. Dan is married to Tonya, dad to Daniel and Ari, and can be found enjoying conversations and a dark roast at Salt City Coffee.
Lori M. Ruffin is an upbeat strategic thinker. Fueled by a passion to help individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose, she is the Operations Manager for the V3 Movement and the Founder of The COO Team, a virtual operations agency for nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys helping others cultivate their relationship with God, songwriting and singing. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband and daughter.
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