Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations - eBook  -     By: Robert Schnase
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Abingdon Press / 2011 / ePub

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People are searching for a church shaped and sustained by radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. These fundamental practices are critical to the success of congregations. Their presence and strength demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781426713538
ISBN-13: 9781426713538
Availability: In Stock
Series: Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation

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People are searching for a church shaped and sustained by Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. These fundamental practices are critical to the success of congregations. Their presence and strength demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

"Focus on the Five Practices - A Congregation Wide Initiative", resources to explore the practices with the entire congregation, is coming in August 2008.  Visit the website for more information and to sign up for email updates.

Robert Schnase astutely weaves theological insight, practical advice, and exemplary stories into an inspiring book for pastors and laity alike.
—L. Gregory Jones, Dean and Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School

Robert Schnase’s words are thoughtful, provocative, and challenging. Any congregation will find encouragement and insight to deepen faithfulness and multiply fruitfulness.
—Lovett H. Weems, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary

Stimulating. Challenging. Uniquely helpful. Bishop Schnase gives us powerful language, rich examples, and practical suggestions for fulfilling the mission God gives us.
—Janice Riggle Huie, Bishop of the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church

Author Bio

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 Colombia, Missouri.

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