The Five Practices of Fruitful Living Leader Guide will help individuals cultivate the essentials of a personal faith with God in small-group settings. The Guide opens with an orientation session followed by six class sessions, which follow the content of Five Practices of Fruitful Living. This Leader Guide also includes an appendix that provides possibilities for extending sessions, leading a weekend retreat, and additional uses and activity ideas.
The Five Practices approach, now centered on a person's individual faith journey.
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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