Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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

Read the Circuit Rider Review of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., senior pastor at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687645404
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 431,724
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations 7

1 The Practice of Radical Hospitality 11

2 The Practice of Passionate Worship 33

3 The Practice of Intentional Faith Development 59

4 The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service 79

5 The Practice of Extravagant Generosity 103

6 Excellence and Fruitfulness 125

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    Very Highly Recommended

    This is a good read for a church doing vital congregation study.
    It is straight forward, no nonsence, scripture based.
    Coupled with Renovate or Die, by Robert Farr, is all a congregation need to increace its membership.

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