9780687645404

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780687645404

  • ISBN10:

    0687645409

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Robert Schnase is Bishop of the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Introduction: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregationsp. 7
The Practice of Radical Hospitalityp. 11
The Practice of Passionate Worshipp. 33
The Practice of Intentional Faith Developmentp. 59
The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Servicep. 79
The Practice of Extravagant Generosityp. 103
Excellence and Fruitfulnessp. 125
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