About the course

The Praxis Course is a free six-part video-and-discussion series on developing the mindset of Redemptive Entrepreneurship. 

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a creative professional, a corporate intrapraneur, or a founder leading a venture, you and your group will explore how your Christian faith shapes your mindset for work: why you create, what you create, and how you create. We seek to help you understand what it means as a leader to join God in "creative restoration through sacrifice." 

Get more detail at our Course Overview page, or SIGN UP HERE to get access to the sessions as a group leader.

 
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About Praxis

Praxis is a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, supporting founders, funders, and innovators motivated by their faith to renew culture and love their neighbors. 

Our community of practice operates through high-touch programs, robust content, and a global, multi-sector portfolio of redemptive business and nonprofit 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, and our community pursues shared spiritual practices through A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs.

Curious for more detail on 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 150+ 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 integrating faith and 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


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 in its set order to gain the most value out of the Praxis Course. We designed the group experience and progression of the content to develop a deeper understanding connection with like-minded people. Groups that set specific dates/times for all six sessions upfront have the most success in meeting consistently with high engagement. Get it on the calendar!


What kind of time & work commitment is required?

 

Group members need no preparation to fully participate in each session. We intentionally designed the Course so that everything happens during the group gatherings, which means—No homework! (As adults, we still love hearing that, don’t we?) Each session lasts for about one hour and 30 minutes (25 minutes of reconnecting/sharing + 20 minutes of watching the video + 45 minutes of discussion). For Praxis Course leaders, there is 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.

We use a third party tool called Memberspace to create and manage leader registrations for the Course. You may be experiencing this issue because your browser's cookies are blocking Memberspace's access to the page. If you experience this issue, please enable third party cookies on your browser and try again. Troubleshooting guides for various browsers can be found here.

 

What if I want more? Are there additional resources?

Absolutely! Praxis has been creating and accumulating 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.
 
 

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