About the course
The Praxis Course is a free six-part video-and-discussion series exploring the idea of Redemptive Entrepreneurship for founders, innovators, and creators.
Whether you're a would-be entrepreneur, an aspiring creative professional, a mid-career corporate innovator, or a seasoned founder leading a venture at scale, you and your group will explore how your faith informs why you create, what you create, and how you create.
Praxis is a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, supporting businesses, nonprofit ventures, and next-generation entrepreneurs. Our community of Christ-followers works for sustainable redemptive impact along the startup, innovation, and creative frontiers of every sector.
Our community of practice operates through high-touch programs, robust content, and a global, multi-sector portfolio of redemptive ventures.
Through our Accelerator programs for businesses and nonprofits, we work with founders in the growth stage; through our Venture Lab, with founders in the imaginative stage; through our Praxis Academy programs, with next-generation entrepreneurs. Alongside The Praxis Course, we share the stories and practices of Redemptive Entrepreneurship through the Praxis Journal.
Curious how The Praxis Course fits into the rest of the work of Praxis? We wrote a piece on that exact subject here.
Our active community of practice includes over 1,000 founders, students, mentors, investors and philanthropists. The 125+ redemptive ventures we’ve supported directly through Accelerator programs have a 92% survival rate, generate nearly $200m in annual revenue, and operate in more than 40 countries.
frequently asked questions
Is this Course just for people working in startups?
Absolutely not! We believe culture creators are found in all different types of roles and environments. In fact, a variety of backgrounds, sectors, and even career stages can create a richer discussion and learning experience.
The Course was designed with several types of people in mind:
Early-stage founders: ambitious, high-capacity, working hard to survive in the startup culture, possibly verging on burnout and isolation
Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to “change the world” but might be unsure of their vocational path or options
Innovative organizational leaders at all levels who bring an entrepreneurial or "intrapreneurial" ethos into their work
Seasoned entrepreneurs and executives who want to keep learning and growing in faithful work as they mentor the next generation
Church leaders who want to support the entrepreneurs and innovators in their congregations
Artists, designers, and other creative professionals who have a vocational vision but don't connect to classic "faith/work" programs
Faith-skeptical but curious people in any of the above categories
Does the leader need to have participated in the Course prior to leading it?
Not at all. It’s designed to be a turnkey content + community experience. The main role of a Praxis Course leader is to convene the gathering and facilitate the discussion. The leader does not have to be an expert in the topics nor a professional entrepreneur. In fact, your hospitality and eagerness to learn alongside your group will inspire a more lively discussion, regardless of your vocation.
Does it cost anything to lead or participate?
Not a penny! Praxis is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to advance redemptive entrepreneurship, and we do this through programs, community, content, and ventures. The Praxis Course is one of the key ways we share and carry out that mission.
Do I need to commit to the full six sessions?
We highly recommend that you complete all six sessions to gain the most value out of the Praxis Course. We designed the experience to result in deeper understanding and connection with like-minded people, while remaining at a manageable length. As a group, you can decide how often you will meet—finding a rhythm that works for your group will go a long way to helping you finish.
What kind of time & work commitment is required?
No preparation is required to fully participate in each session. We intentionally designed the Course so that everything happens during the group gatherings. No homework! (As adults, we still love hearing that, don’t we?) Each session lasts for about one hour and 15 minutes (~20 minutes of watching the video + 50 minutes of discussion). We do ask leaders to do some brief prep work to get familiar with each session beforehand.
I'm having trouble registering for the Course. I fill out the form, hit submit, and am returned to the same page without successfully creating login credentials.
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What if I want more? Are there additional resources?
Absolutely! Praxis has been creating and accumulating key content from world-renowned speakers, authors, and practitioners who are pursuing the core ideas of Redemptive Entrepreneurship. In the footer of this site you can also subscribe to the Praxis News, our monthly email featuring the latest contributions and stories from our community. The News also features the most recent pieces in the Praxis Journal, our digital magazine of redemptive entrepreneurship.
I love this concept of redemptive entrepreneurship. I’m looking for ways to get involved with Praxis. Where do I go?
In addition to the options above, there are other ways to get involved with the Praxis community.
- Apply for the Business or Nonprofit Accelerator as a founder of a growth-stage venture.
- Apply for one of the Praxis Academy programs for next-generation entrepreneurs (undergraduates and recent graduates).
- Interested in leading your own Praxis Course group? Just REGISTER as a leader right here on the site.