BUILDING BLOCKS OF PEACE
Practical Training for Local Action
Practical training from local neighborhood practitioners who are modeling prayer & presence-based peacemaking and care for the wellbeing of their neighbors. This training will inspire you to love your neighbors and neighborhood and give you ideas and best practices for community engagement.
1st Saturdays of March, April, and May
Uniting the diverse followers of Jesus in Chicagoland by prayerful engagement towards holistic transformation of our communities.
WHAT IS "PRAYERFUL ENGAGEMENT"?
United prayer emanating from broken, yielded hearts, coupled with God-inspired action.
What is "holistic transformation"?
We desire to see the values and power of the Kingdom of God influence every sector of our society by the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel of Jesus.
How must we pursue this goal?
Together. A historically divided church cannot bring healing to a historically divided city. We need you so that we can be “The Church” in oneness, fulfilling the prayer of Jesus in John 17.
We focus on Jesus—Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior (1 John 4, 1 Tim 4)
We pray as our primary practice—Prayer is Powerful (John 14)
We want to become the answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17—"that we may be one… that the world may know"
We anchor ourselves on the historic Christian faith, as stated in the Apostles Creed, and extend grace amid our various traditions and emphases
What next steps can I take?
Spread the word / share the vision
Practice seasonal rhythms of united prayer and action
Participate at monthly meetings
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