Let UMC Bishop Schnase lead you through the 3-session workbooks that address the 5 practices of fruitful churches. The fifth and final practice is Risk-taking mission and service. Each session contains a Scripture-filled discussion and then a planning worksheet.
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! Five Practices - Risk-Taking Mission and Service
is a planning workbook for use in group study. It helps lead the group to develop a plan to implement Risk-Taking Mission and Service in your congregation.
FREE TEACHING GUIDE! Click here to download the free Teaching Guide for "Risk-Taking Mission and Service."
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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