We are counting down to Praxis Gathering 2018, our fourth annual time together, where we will plummet deep into the hands-on-work of Re-Imagining Leadership with unique emphasis on mutual leadership, emotional healthy leadership, five-fold intelligence, multicultural leadership and leadership in the neighborhood. We are thrilled to have Erica and Brandon Wrencher join us this year. They are among some of the best on-the-ground church planters and practitioners who will awaken us to the possibilities for lighting a path ahead for soul-healthy leadership in our churches. It has become daily news to see leaders abuse their power or observe their character crumble. In the last few decades we’ve baptized business practices and hierarchical structures—it has ravaged the soul of the Church. We need another way forward. Join us in Philadelphia as we explore the possibilities.
Meet Erica & Brandon Wrencher
Erica Wrencher is a public educator, speaker, vocalist and activist working with schools, churches and neighborhoods to build beloved communities. Erica is a high school history teacher in Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. She is passionate about mobilizing students to make connections between the past and the present to realize their responsibility in bending the shape of history toward justice and peace. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of North Carolina at Chapel. She enjoys leading worship and eating good food and drinking good wine with her community and family. Erica is married to her best friend Brandon and they are the parents of two sons, Phillip and Morris.
Brandon Wrencher is a speaker, writer, group facilitator and trainer working within faith, education and non-profit sectors at the intersections of decolonized faith, contemplative activism and local presence to build beloved communities. He is the architect of The Good Neighbor Movement, a faith community in downtown Greensboro, NC. Brandon is currently pursuing the MA in Theology from Duke Divinity School. He is active with the V3 Church Planting Movement, Christian Community Development Association, Rural Advancement Foundation International, and Faith-Rooted Organizing. He writes for Sojourners, The Other Journal, Missio Alliance and other publications. Brandon is married to Erica, an altogether cooler and more spiritual person than Brandon!
You can join Erica and Brandon for this workshop at The Praxis Gathering:
The Miseducation of Multiculturalism
How can leaders interrupt multicultural/multiethnic ministries from co-opting culture for consumption? In this workshop we explore principles and practices that invite leaders to cultivate Jesus-following communities that seek solidarity and restorative justice amongst diverse people in local neighborhoods. This is a shift from Colonialism to a Liberating Church.
See you September 27-29th
If you have yet to register, don’t delay – go now! Time is getting short and space is filling up.
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