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PRAXIS GATHERING 2024

gathering missional people

In 1 Chronicles 12, it speaks of people ‘knowing the times’. What would it look like for ordinary people all across this island to know the times we are in? What would it look like to collaborate and work alongside one another to serve our communities in today’s culture and context? What would it mean for Ireland to have God’s people from all sectors, disciplines, and streams coming together to see God’s kingdom come?

PURCHASE TICKETS

We believe it takes all of God’s people from different backgrounds, walks of life, and sectors to see His Kingdom come. We are inviting you to participate and gather with us in this next Praxis gathering as we reimagine mission together.

Who is it for?

Let’s gather creatives, pioneers, entrepreneurs, church leaders, community leaders, those working with the marginalised, young adults, women in leadership, and more to reimagine mission!

The goal is to GATHER and not just be another content heavy conference to attend but for people to be inspired, challenged, feel hopeful and practical next step for the future.

DATE

Friday, November 8th – Saturday, November 9th

Friday afternoon + Friday dinner + Saturday 10am-4pm

LOCATION

Trinity Church, Dublin 1 & other locations on the Friday

We know Dublin is not the ideal location for everyone so we have accommodation options available and the venue is near public transport including trains. We hope to make the gathering accessible for all who want to come.

COST

€30-60

Super Early Bird prices until Aug 31 and Early Bird prices until Sept. 15

What’s happening

FRIDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER

2pm – 5pm | Various locations in Dublin

Friday during the day, the various streams will meet to share, eat, and wrestle with a few missional questions together. These streams will be facilitated by 1-2 people in various locations – some might meet in a relevant place i.e. creatives in an art gallery or marginalised in an inner city location, etc. This time is meant to fuel relationships between like minded people, give time to press into missional questions, and come to the wider Saturday gathering with more ideas and thoughts fleshed out.

FRIDAY DINNER, 8TH NOVEMBER

Friday dinner is an optional (and additional cost) gathering. It will be hosted by 1-2 people to create community, share a meal, laugh, and simply be together.

SATURDAY, 9TH NOVEMBER

All day Saturday will be a mixture of short talks, a panel, round table discussions, networking time and more. There will be reflective time as well to help us all process, discern, and be mindful of what God is speaking to us. The day will end before dinner time.

Join a Stream

We are excited to gather like minded people into groups (aka streams) to share, explore, and wrestle with missional questions. As you register, choose a stream that you are interested in – it could be something you’re already engaged with or something you’d like to get more involved with.

Do you want to engage more deeply with your local community? Does your church community already take part in neighbourhood projects? 

Join this stream if you want to rethink what it could look like to love your neighbour. This stream is facilitated by Ann Marie Kerr from Liffey Valley Vineyard & Innovista Ireland and Gladys Nutley from Dublin West Community Church.

Are you interested in creation care, climate action, global issues and more? Are you keen to connect your faith with activism, environmental issues and do with others thinking the same? Join this stream if you want to share, learn, and reimagine mission with others around these issues. 

Michael Briggs from Christian Aid and Emma Lynch from Tearfund Ireland will be facilitating this stream. Bereket Demissie from Ethiopia will be joining via Zoom during the session. They will meet on Friday at the Tearfund Ireland Offices on Foley Street, Dublin 1.

Are you in business or enterprise? Do you want to explore what it could look like to start a new enterprise that is redemptive in nature to reflect the Kingdom? Join this stream to connect with others who desire to see God’s Kingdom come in the workplace, enterprise, business & more. 

This stream is facilitated by Ross Hill from Hill Art Supplies and Simon Kilpatrick from Praxis and Ignite along with Ralph Gatti joining via Zoom.

Do you live in a rural context and want to explore the unique challenges & opportunities that holds?  Are you involved in your local church & want to reimagine what it looks like to engage with your rural community?

Join this stream if you want to wrestle with what mission can look like across Ireland with others living in rural settings. This stream is facilitated by Lucy Bateman from Cahir, Tipperary and Suzie Gallagher from Cork. This stream will meet at the Taplins Gardens in Dublin 8 or a cafe if weather is poor.

Do you want to innovate, pioneer, & start something new when it comes to mission & the church Or have you started something new recently?

We know that going it alone can be difficult & isolating so, come alongside others who are on the edges of the church reimagining what the Kingdom of God looks like. This stream is facilitated by Gareth MacClean from Orangefield Church in Belfast and Simon Kilpatrick from Praxis and Ignite.

Do you love to write? Are you an aspiring writer? Do you want to explore how you can use your gift for God’s Kingdom?

Join this stream to learn, share and explore with others. This stream is facilitated by Fraser Hosford, Praxis Press author, economist and leader of Dublin West Community Church. 

Are you keen to engage with the cultural context around us? The reality of what is relevant, important & pressing for those we live with, work with, etc.?

Join this stream if you want to explore the big questions of life and faith and how to have good conversations with those around you. This stream is facilitated by Roy Angle from 24/7 Prayer Dublin and Karl Nyquist from Ignite. It will meet in Fumbally Stables in Dublin 8 on Friday. 

This stream is an invitation to reimagining mission through creativity. It is for artists, non artists, dabblers, thinkers, or anyone who would like to play. Join this group to share, create, muse, and more with other creatives.

This stream will be facilitated by Pam and Penny and will meet Friday at The National Gallery (D02 K303) then reflect, discuss and explore together. n

This stream will look at fear, privilege, attitudes, and God’s grace in the context of mission across many spheres where His is already at work.

We will meet at The Exchange, Trinity Church for 2pm then head on to encounter the “wisdom that cries out on the street” by walking, listening, observing and visiting areas of Dublin’s inner city/city centre and asking how our understanding of the ‘centre’ and the ‘margins’ in mission applies in our own local settings. This stream will be facilitated by Chipo Harper, Dave Gardner, and Richard Carson.



Are you in a caring profession or want to explore how mental health, pastoral care, and chaplaincy can be missional? Join this stream to reimagine what it could mean to be caring, pastoral, and seek the wellbeing of everyone around for the glory of God’s kingdom.

We will meet at 3pm on Friday for a time of learning together with space to reflect on topics & opportunities for mission. This stream will be facilitated by Becky Heaslip (university chaplain & psychotherapist) and Andrew Irvine (minister & leader of Belfast City Centre Chaplaincy). They will meet at The Sanctuary in Dublin 7 on Friday.

Are you keen to see biblical equality in the Irish Church?  Do you want to see Women and men who are supported, connected and empowered to use their gifts for God’s glory?

Join this stream to rub shoulders with others who want to explore this side of mission & church. This stream will be facilitated by Ruth Garvey-Williams (Vox Magazine) and Anne Baenziger (Praxis).

Finding it hard to pick a stream? We can pick one for you.

Contributors

We look forward to having a variety of speakers, facilitators, panelists and hearing most importantly from you and other attendees as we explore mission together.

STREAM FACILITATORS & GUEST SPEAKERS – Coming Soon

Schedule

Coming soon!

Stream Locations

Friday stream locations will be in various places in Dublin, list coming soon!

Tickets

For group discount, please email info@praxismovement.ie

WHAT IS PRAXIS?

Praxis is a network of individuals and churches with a heart for mission and a hope and commitment to see Gods kingdom come. Our desire is to reimagine mission for ordinary people. Our gathering once a year is a crucial time to be together and to be inspired by the God of mission. The Conference is one way we desire to reimagine mission as well as Prayer Gatherings, Learning Communities, the SEOL Course, a podcast and a press.

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Praxis Gathering 2023 Planning Team

Claire Douglas– Praxis  | Anne Baenziger – Praxis  | Simon Kilpatrick – Praxis, Ignite Network and Methodist Home Mission Department |  Sam Moore – Innovista Ireland | Gladys Nutley – Dublin West Community Church | Roy Angle – 24/7 Prayer Dublin | Marian Edwards – Church Army in Ballina, Mayo