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Active Faith
Practices That Make a Difference

This four-week course helps participants learn how to resist the dangerous ideologies and toxic forms of faith in our age that sap energy and create barriers between God and people. It introduces four practices that help renew and restore truth, joy, peace, and love to the soul. 

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The aims of the course, and desired learning outcomes, are: 

  • to study and engage practices that sustain faith and cultivate peace

  • to experience the importance of community, relationships, and discipleship to life in Christ

  • to identify dangerous contemporary ideologies that bring harm to the church and others

  • to develop a practical plan to implement points of learning from the course


This four-week short course is intended for pastors and lay leaders in parish settings and church leaders in general, those interested in exploring the intersection of discipleship and current social concerns, and those who seek to enhance their faith journey. Students will undertake this course during a period of four weeks in November 2022 by means of an online synchronous format (sessions will be recorded).



  • November 1:  Truth and the Practice of Humility

  • November 8:  Joy and the Practice of Hospitality

  • November 15: Peace and the Practice of Healing

  • November 22: Love and the Practice of Holiness

Primary Text:

Chilcote, Paul W.; Active Faith: Resisting 4 Dangerous Ideologies with the Wesleyan Way. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2019. ISBN 978-1791001728. 112 pages.

Neighborhood Seminary encourages you to order your book from a locally owned bookstore and/or one owned by a Person of Color.



Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (EST, USA/Central)

Virtual Class via ZOOM


Registration Fee: $75 per person

0.5 CEUs: $10

Registration will remain open until October 31.


You may cancel at any time up to October 31 by emailing Your credit card will receive a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be given after the course begins on November 1.

If you have any questions, please contact

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Paul Chilcote serves as Theologian in Residence for Neighborhood Seminary, Interim Director of Global Wesleyan Theology at Wesley House Cambridge and consults with ZOE Empowers to advance its global work with orphans. He is the author or editor of nearly thirty books as well as a frequent speaker and workshop leader in applied Wesleyan studies.

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