Five practices of fruitful living
Five Practices of Fruitful Living by Robert C. SchnaseHow do I cultivate a life that is purposeful, deep, and fruitful? What are the commitments, critical risks, and personal practices that open me to Gods grace? How can I discover the spiritual life and the difference God intends for me to make in the world?
Radical Hospitality. Passionate Worship. Intentional Faith Development. Risk-Taking Mission and Service. Extravagant Generosity.
Five Practices of Fruitful Living provides an honest, practical, and winsome guide to the spiritual journey. By repeating and deepening certain fundamental practices, we cooperate with God in our spiritual growth. These five practices - to receive Gods love, to love God in return, to grow in Christ, to serve others, and to give ourselves fully - as we attend to them and develop them, help us settle ourselves in God and become instruments of Gods grace. Following Christ will change your heart; and through you, God will change the world.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION - Five Practices of Fruitful Living moves the discussion of Christian practice from the congregational level to the personal practices of discipleship. The fruitful, God-related life develops with intentional and repeated attention to five essential practices that are critical for our growth in Christ. Radical Hospitality. Passionate Worship. Intentional Faith Development. Risk-Taking Mission and Service. Extravagant Generosity. These practices open our heart--to God, to others, to a life that matters, a life rich with meaning, relationship, and contribution. They help us flourish.
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Request an Exam Copy. 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. Robert is also the author of Just Say Yes! Go Back. Paperback ISBN: The Five Practices approach, now centered on a person's individual faith journey How do I cultivate a life that is purposeful, deep, and fruitful?
Subscribe free to "Leading Ideas" at churchleadership. Every Wednesday, "Leading Ideas" delivers information, resources, and strategies for forward-thinking church leaders. Below is a portion of a recent Leading Ideas conversation with Bishop Schnase. What made the original Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations so successful, with over , copies sold and now available in multiple languages? Five Practices seems to have struck a resonant chord by drawing our attention to the essential activities and ministries that help a congregation fulfill its mission. So often, church leaders focus on things that are important but not essential to the mission. They spend a lot of time on administrative things, such as salaries or fixing the roof, which draw attention away from those essential things that must be done with excellence to achieve the purpose of the church.
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