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7 Practices

For the Church on Mission

A ministry of David Fitch ands Fresh Expressions, US

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The Practice of

The Lord's Table

The Table is centered around the presence of Jesus. When we gather with others to participate in this, we tend to God’s presence in our lives.

The Practice of


In a sin-scarred and divided world, the practice of reconciliation puts us at the heart of the message of God: shalom with God and others.

The Practice of

Proclaiming The Gospel

The practice of proclamation is announcing – with hope – that this is God’s world and he desires for His presence to break in even further.

The Practice of

The Fivefold Gifting

The fivefold gifting allows us to receive God’s gifts poured out to different people who work together to advance God’s mission.

The Practice of

Being with the Least of These

Being with the least of these isn’t a good idea or warm sentiment, but the very way in which God makes his presence known among us.

The Practice of

Being with Children

The Practice of being with children shows us the values of the kingdom: wonder celebration, dependence, honesty and playfulness.

The Practice of

Kingdom Prayer

The practice of kingdom prayer is the acknowledgement of our submission to God, our desire to be more accessible for His purposes and a longing for more of His presence.

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7 Practices for the Church on Mission is a pocket-sized edition of David Fitch’s book Faithful Presence, intended to help groups, teams, pastors and leaders have a more faithful witness in their contexts.


  • David Fitch's 7 Practices is a rare book. Seamlessly blending theological reflection, pastoral narrative, and practical guidance, he has given clergy and laity alike a field guide to missional, church-based ministry that both edifies the body of Christ and extends her life into the world for the sake of the Gospel.

    Tim Keel, Senior Pastor, Jacob's Well (Kansas City, Missouri)

  • 7 Practices reminds us that it’s in the long term communal devotion to small but transformative practices that our churches will discover and reflect the faithful presence of God.

    Mandy Smith, Lead Pastor of University Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH)

  • The Church is in urgent need of discerning the way towards healing in our local communities, and the larger cultural landscape. 7 Practices for the Church on Mission offers us the practices to help us do just that.

    Rich Villodas, Lead Pastor of new Life Fellowship Church (Queens, NYC)

Fresh Expressions is an international movement of missionary disciples cultivating new kinds of church alongside existing congregations to more effectively engage our growing post-Christian society.

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