DIFFERENT WAYS TO LIVE INTO OUR PRACTICE OF FAITH
At Park Avenue we recognize that we are all in a process of becoming and growing and that this is a vital part of the life of faith. We believe that the practice of our faith can build our capacity to be maintain our compassion in the world and in this way faith practices build resiliency. Evolving in our belief systems is essential to continuing the spiritual journey. With this in mind we want to help people who are deconstructing toxic belief systems and we aim to offer new paradigms for taking social justice beliefs and translating them into action in radical church community. We have focused classes that augment the teachings in each sermon series. We have trainings and core practices that form foundational language of many gatherings and worship.
LEARN FROM OUR MVSKOKE MEKKO CHEBON
We are building a relationship with Mekko Rev. Chebon Kernell and the Mvskoke people. This is a part of PABC’s commitment to landback, decolonization and all movements to protect the land.
Mekko Chebon offered a training on protocols for being and connecting with the land. This training offers more insight into theologies of Mvskoke people. We have so much to learn and this wisdom is invaluable.
Take the time to watch the training here or on our Facebook page.
SOMATIC PRACTICE AS A PATHWAY
TO CENTERING PRACTICE
Park Avenue is a community of people who have experienced trauma; many traumas occur in religious contexts, and systemic racialized violence causes extreme trauma. We are committed to educating and growing toward healing and wholeness.
Community Resiliency Model is a method to begin to balance emotions and trauma responses, which are natural to those of us who have been traumatized.
The Trauma Resource Institute