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How do we train to follow Jesus?

Practice isn't just a men's bible study where we sit around and drink coffee, eat donuts, or plan golf outings and fishing trips. Practice is a group of guys who train on how to live out God's word. The Bible is our playbook, and we focus heavily on God's guidance through His word. During our 90-minute workouts, we challenge each other and support each other. We are quick to share in each other's victories while also sharing in one another's challenges and trials. 

Here's an example of what it means to Practice Discipleship.

Our Beliefs

Practice meets men where they are and feeds them and leads them spiritually. 
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 TIM 3:16-17)
  • We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His bloodshed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (1 COR 15)
  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of the lost and sinful man. (EPH 2:5) We believe in the Holy Spirit's present ministry, indwelling in the Christian, enables them to live a Godly life. (1 COR 6: 19-20) 
  • Men's Practice is not a church. Men of Practice should be engaged and serving in their local bible church with their time, talents, and treasures. Practice is an auxiliary workout to your spiritual growth not intended to replace the core training through your local church.
  • The vision of Men's Practice is to inspire, equip, educate, and motivate men to know God intimately and be transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Men's Practice Board Members

Bobby Bandara

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Title: Spiritual Leader/Teacher

Home Church: Christ Church - Gilbert

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

What I love about Practice: Seeing the spiritual growth of men and watching the life change.

Scott Bray

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Title: Treasurer

Home Church: Redeemer Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

What I love about Practice: Practice is totally organic in nature and what I mean is the teachings are not polished or smooth but rise up to meet the needs of men desiring to seek God in a natural and practical lifestyle. Men interact with each other and drop the facades to reveal what is really going on in their lives and how to work through their salvation in a Godly manner.

LJ Richardson

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Title: President

Home Church: Undecided

Favorite Bible Verse: Revelation 21:4

What I love about Practice: The vulnerability and honesty that we have as a group. The way men truly rally around Gods word and not only challenge one another but support fellow brothers in Christ. I love that our focus is on Jesus, nothing more and nothing less. 

Dan Krueger

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Title: Secretary

Home Church: Sun Valley Community Church (South Gilbert) 

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-7

What I love about Practice: Transparency. Accountability. Encouragement. Spiritual Growth. Relationships.