What are five fundamental behaviors that can change your church? Offering practical advice, real-life examples, and theological insight, Methodist bishop Robert Schnase's 5-week curriculum teaches you how radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity can transform your congregation---and the world. Includes six DVDs and leader's manual.
Focus on the Five Practices: A Congregation-Wide Initiative
Based on the book, Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation
by Bishop Robert Schnase
Imagine a congregation-wide focus on these practices that includes a five week sermon series, five weeks with every household reading daily devotions and sharing prayers on these practices, five weeks of leadership teams and small groups stimulated to take new initiatives, five weeks of conversation and commitment focused on the mission of the church. These are the practices that lead to excellence and fruitfulness, and they can change your church. Imagine!
The Leadership Manual and Media helps leaders see a comprehensive but flexible way that they can make the Five Practices a congregation-wide focus. Includes the Directors Manual and DVD to help plan and implement the initiative. This includes sermon outlines, projection slides for worship, customizable promotion materials, Email templates, clip art, help with setting goals for full-church work day and a final celebration, and much more. There are also 5 DVDs to lead each of the Five Practices in a group setting, featuring Bishop Schnase teaching them. Download a brochure on all available Five Practices products.
Robert Schnase is bishop of the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church. Previously, he served as pastor of First United Methodist Church, McAllen, Texas. Schnase is the author of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, a best-selling book on congregational ministry that has ignited a common interest among churches and their leaders around its themes of radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Five Practices has reached a global community with translations in Korean, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, and German. Robert is also the author of Cultivating Fruitfulness, The Balancing Act, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Ambition in Ministry, and Testing and Reclaiming Your Call to Ministry. Robert lives in Columbia, Missouri.
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