Five Practices Of Fruitful Living Leader Guide

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426712180
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Edition description: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 998,369
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (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

How to Use This Leader Guide 5

Orientation Session 11

Session 1 Receiving God's Love: The Practice of Radical Hospitality 19

Session 2 Loving God in Return: The Practice of Passionate Worship 29

Session 3 Growing in Grace: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development 39

Session 4 Loving and Serving Others: The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service 51

Session 5 The Grace of Giving: The Practice of Extravagant Generosity 61

Session 6 Fruitful Living and Offering God's Love 73

Appendix

A 90-Minute Group Session Model 83

B 12-Week Model 85

C Weekend Retreat 99

D Other Uses 103

E Optional Activities for Longer Sessions/Retreats 107

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