In this podcast episode, Dennis chats with Nicholas Tangen, the Director for Faith Practices and Neighboring Practices for the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. They discuss community engagement and the intersection of faith and neighboring practices in congregations. Tangen emphasizes the importance of relational engagement and being good neighbors highlighting the significance of place and the church's rootedness in the community. He introduces the Faith and Neighboring Practices project, which focuses on small, consistent practices that connect churches with their neighbors. Dennis and Nicholas will also discuss the merging of faith practices, including asset-based community development and contemplative spiritual practice. Tangen encourages churches to prioritize depth and relationships over numbers, trusting that God will work in incredible ways.
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