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Animate: Bible

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Animate: Practices like?

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Animate: Bible Samples

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Scope and Sequence

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Animate: Practices Scope and Sequence

Animate: Practices Scope and Sequence

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Practices Journal

With space for notes, doodling, and prayer.

Brian McLaren

Prayer: Oriented toward God

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Sara Miles

Food: Eating, with Jesus

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Mike Slaughter

Worship: Seeking God's Presence

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Phyllis Tickle

Sacraments: A Tapestry of Traditions

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Shane Claiborne

Money: The Joy of Sharing

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Enuma Okoro

Service: The Needs Right in Front of You

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Doug Pagitt

Community: An Unexpected Family

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Video

Sample thought-provoking perspectives featured in each session.

Brian McLaren

Prayer: Oriented toward God

Sara Miles

Food: Eating, with Jesus

Mike Slaughter

Worship: Seeking God's Presence

Phyllis Tickle

Sacraments: A Tapestry of Traditions

Shane Claiborne

Money: The Joy of Sharing

Enuma Okoro

Service: The Needs Right in Front of You

Doug Pagitt

Community: An Unexpected Family

Facilitator Guide

View helpful aids on leading vibrant discussions.

Brian McLaren

Prayer: Oriented toward God

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Sara Miles

Food: Eating, with Jesus

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Mike Slaughter

Worship: Seeking God's Presence

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Phyllis Tickle

Sacraments: A Tapestry of Traditions

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Shane Claiborne

Money: The Joy of Sharing

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Enuma Okoro

Service: The Needs Right in Front of You

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Doug Pagitt

Community: An Unexpected Family

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What happens during an Animate: Practices session?

In each session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group. The order of the session is up to you.

Who are the voices featured in the curriculum?

Animate: Practices features seven leading thinkers and practitioners of the Christian faith: Brian McLaren, Shane Claiborne, Phyllis Tickle, Sara Miles, Enuma Okoro, Doug Pagitt, and Mike Slaughter.

What do I need to buy to use Animate: Practices?

You’ll need a DVD, a Facilitator Guide for each facilitator, and a Practices Journal for each participant. You can purchase the complete curriculum, or buy topics a la carte.

How is the Practices Journal used in a group setting?

The keepsake journal draws participants to delve deeper and reflect on session content. Participants can jot notes, share creations, find inspiration, and make connections wherever they are—at church and at home.

Do facilitators need to do a lot of prep work?

Animate: Practices is open-ended in nature, but that doesn’t mean facilitators have to spend hours preparing. The Facilitator Guide features plenty of notes, ideas, and a structural framework for facilitating each session.

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