Five Practices Of Fruitful Congregations

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Schnase (Robert C.).
Publication Dates: 2007.
Publisher(s): Abingdon Press.
Subject(s): Church renewal and Religion.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 600.3 .S353 2007
  • Summary:

    Schnase contends that sucessful congregations often have certain characteristics in common. These fundamental practices demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. They also help churches fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the tranformation of the world. The five practices of fruitful congregations: -Radical Hospitality -Passionate Worship -Intentional Faith Development -Risk-Taking Mission and Service -Estravagant Generosity Reviews: Five Practices is a thought-provoking book for congregational leaders who want to see the church fulfill its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ. — Leading Ideas Book Review by Tom Berlin, senior pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia

    Schnase is helpful because he tells the truth. He is hopeful because he imagines a different and more faithful future for the church. The practices described in this book will lead any pastor or leader, or better yet any congregation, toward renewal in the service of God’s mission. –Circuit Rider Magazine Book Review by Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., Providence UMC, Charlotte, NC


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