The Practicing Church

We seek to be a community of followers of Jesus who are known for their generosity, kindness and service to others.

What is The Practicing Church?

We are followers of Jesus known for their kindness, generosity and service to others.

We believe that living into the way of Jesus takes practice – and that our faith is much more than something we add to our already busy, stressed out lives, but rather, it is a way of life.

So many of us want to live in the way of Jesus—pursuing a life that is deeply soulful, connected to our real needs and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods of spiritual formation are individualistic, information driven or disconnected from the details of every day life. If Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated and taught a revolutionary way of love that is actually possible, alive with healing and hope, then we need a path for experiencing that revolution in our everyday lives.

As The Practicing Church, we aim to do this through shared practices and community experiments. We want to practice the way of Jesus in the places we live, weaving a fabric of care and friendship, and participating in God’s redemptive work in the world.

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• Stop by. [1315 N 160th St Shoreline 98133]

The Dream| Is It Really Possible?

So excited for this new season of living into God's Dream and the ReLaunch of The Practicing Church! Four years ago, when I began to explore what it might mean to live life with other followers of Jesus rooted in my neighborhood to join God’s work of renewal there, I wondered. Was this really...

What Is Church?

Exactly. A couple of kindergarten-level drawings may help us finally get an unforgettable image of the church in your minds. Take a moment to imagine yourself sketching a picture of the church on a restaura…

Advent Longing: birthing the holy

"What good is it to me if Mary gave birth to [Jesus] fourteen hundred years ago and I do not also give birth to [Him] in my time and in my culture? We are all meant to be Mary." - Meister Eckhart This week, we enter the final days of Advent and we will soon celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Emmanuel, God with us . And surely God is with us. Any uncertainty that I have felt has been put to...

"What if we decided that it wasn’t okay to live above place with a kind of spirituality that keeps our heads in the clouds ..." Another great blog by Pastor Jessica on Advent up @ . Be sure to check it out!

Be sure to join us for the last Sunday of Advent: LOVE. We'll hear from Aaron and Melissa Lee on what love means in their lives and we'll also be talking about The Practicing Church's plans moving into the new year. You won't want to miss it!


In the midst of a turbulent world, are you longing for God to be near? Are you longing for reformation? For the church to actually embody the radical teachings of Jesus in such a way that is actually good news to your neighbors? This Advent, we long for a reformation of our hearts and our imaginations to see that God has truly moved into the neighborhood. Are you longing for reformation? In our world, in our country, in our neighborhoods -- and yes, even in the church? I know I am. It is hard to read the news today. So much violence, injustice, and...

It's the celebrating season! Join us for an Advent Party this Saturday night at 7pm. Bring a gift to share, your funkiest Christmas sweater, and your Christmas spirit!





1315 N 160th St
Shoreline, WA

Opening Hours

Sunday 5pm - 7pm
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Shoreline, 98177

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