Practicing the way

Join us in practicing the way of Jesus

At Vineyard Gilbert, we believe the invitation of the Christian life is to be an apprentice (disciple) of Jesus: growing in the character and competency of Christ. We believe this spiritual formation is something that happens in community as we intentionally develop sustainable rhythms, both individually and corporately. Things like prayer, silence, solitude, simplicity, and fasting are ways  we can submit to the character of Christ being formed in us through the power of the Spirit. Throughout the year we'll be offering different opportunities to grow in different practices.

Our Current Practice


The Prayer Practice

Prayer is simply the medium through which we communicate and commune with God. The practice of prayer is learning to set aside dedicated time to intentionally be with God, in order to become like him and partner with him in the world.

Practice With Others

Practicing the Way of Jesus is something that we do with others, not alone. Transformation does not come through information alone, but through imitation - walking it out together, and learning from one another.


If you'd like to delve deeper, here are a couple of books that we recommend as you grow in the practice of prayer:

How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People
by Pete Greig

Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools: An Invitation to the Wonder and Mystery of Prayer
by Tyler Staton

Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
by Richard Foster

Reach Exercises

Prayer Exercises

Check out the prayer exercises in Vineyard Gilbert's spiritual formation resources.