our vision
OUR VALUES
PRAXIS KIDS
leadership

OUR vision

To see people deeply transformed by Jesus,
connected to life-giving community, and using
their gifts to serve others.

We want every person to:

Meet
God

More than just going through the religious motions, it's about authentic relationship.

FIND
Freedom

There is real healing & freedom found in right relationship with Jesus and good friends.

DISCOVER
PURPOSE

Every person is created on
purpose and for a purpose. We experience great joy in discovering & living in it.

MAKE A
DIFFERENCE

We're called to put-it-into practice and make an impact in the world around us.

How we put it into practice:

Meet God

Weekend Services

The first step in our spiritual journey is to experience God’s love for us. Our weekend services are designed to help experience this love. These services will always be full of fun, passion, and encouragement.

DISCOVER PURPOSE

Next Steps

We believe that God created every person on purpose and for a purpose. Until we discover what our unique purpose is, life doesn’t make much sense. The first four weeks of every month we’ll plan an event with this very purpose in mind. It’s called “Next Steps.” Through a personality profile and spiritual gifts assessment, you’ll take the next step in discovering what God created you to do!

Find freedom

Praxis Groups

Praxis Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe that God created us to live in community with others, and only then can we live the full  life that He intends for us. Sharing life through relationship with others is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. Thats why Praxis Groups exist - to make these life-changing relationships accessible to you.

Make a difference

Join the Team

Once we’ve begun to discover our God-given purpose, our next step is to begin to put into practice. Joining a Praxis Team is where we walk-out our purpose by serving God and other people. Together we host our weekend services, lead Small Groups, and serve our community through outreach projects.

our values

These are the behaviors that we, as a church community, desire to be true of us. Beyond what we say about ourselves, we strive to have these be what others would say about us.

WE ARE FAMILY

We are not interested in simply being a crowd of people on Sunday mornings.  We want to build deep, authentic connection and always make room for more to join.

WE are bridge builders

The Gospel is good new that tears down walls and builds bridges. A spirituality that intentionally bridges racial, cultural, economic and gender barriers is God’s plan for everyone.

we are thoroughly authentic

If we live with integrity nothing else matters.

We are radically generous

We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.

we are thremostats not thermometers

We set a tone of faith and expectancy in the places we go, not simply respond to the climate around us.

we are pursuing spiritual and emotional health

We know that emotional health and spiritual maturity cannot be separated. It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS NOT CONSUMERS

The church does not exist just for us. We are the church and we exist for the world.

WE ARE ALWAYS BRINGING OUR BEST

Excellence honors God and inspires people.

WE ARE MULTIPLIERS NOT MAINTAINERS

We never arrive. We continue you to learn, continue to grow, continue to be transformed.

WE ARE GRATEFUL

We are people of gratitude and thankfulness. We reject an entitlement mentality, instead choosing to praise God for what we have.

praxis kids

At each of our weekend services we will offer Praxis Kids services for children up to 5th grade. We will create a safe environment for children to learn the truths of the Bible and have fun worshiping Jesus.

clean

We have the highest standard when it comes to clean environments for your children.

safe

We obtain background checks on every team member. We have a secure check-in and check-out process, we strictly enforce a minimum two-adult rule in every room, and we have a security officer present at our campus.

fun

We want our Praxis Kids to grow spiritually, understanding that being a Christian is one of the most exciting parts of life! Our goal is to make Sunday your childʼs favorite day of the week.

leadership

Bran & Nicki Ayers are the Lead Pastors at Praxis Church in Cary, North Carolina. They have a heart to see people discover the freedom and purpose that is found in knowing Jesus. After serving in ministry for the last 18 years at a church in northern Virginia, they have felt the call to start a life-giving church here in Cary. Brian & Nicki are the parents to 3 amazing daughters; Charlotte, Violet, and Juliette. Brian is an Enneagram 3 who loves running marathons. Nicki is an Enneagram 1 who enjoys yoga and interior design.