Small But Mighty Co-conspirators

By Aurelia Pratt

Peace of Christ Church is a small but mighty community in the heart of Texas doing the work of radical love and total inclusion. We believe this work is best exemplified through the life of Jesus, and so our vision is to create a safe space for all people seeking to
embody the love of Christ in a hurting world.

We often refer to ourselves as co-conspirators of Peace, understanding that the work of peace is often disruptive and uncomfortable, made up of things like penitence, reconciliation and healing. We also tend to call ourselves a unicorn-church because we have a unique mix of ecumenical backgrounds and liturgy. People from various faith traditions gather to worship with us each week, and our liturgy is a beautiful assortment of modern and contemplative elements. Every week we practice communion as both ritual and living metaphor, reminding us that all are welcome (no exceptions!) at the abundant table of Jesus. I am grateful to have been a part of this work, first as a founding member and associate pastor and now for the last year, as Lead Pastor.

Recently, our community has sought to ensure we are providing as much clarity as possible regarding who we are and the safe space we hope to provide to those in need of it. One of the measures we have taken has been to expand our affiliations. In our searching, we have discovered the Alliance to be a true kindred to our mission, vision and values. We admire the work of the Alliance as well as the humility and boldness that informs its culture. We are so excited to join the fold and can’t wait to see where the future takes us as an Alliance church!

Aurelia Pratt serves as the Lead Pastor at Peace of Christ Church. She sits on the board for the “Nevertheless, She Preached”  conference and the Board of Advocates for the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. Aurelia and her husband,
Lyle, have been married for 12 years. Together they have a 3-year-old daughter, Cosette. 

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