Bishop Schnase's New Book Is Available

May 13, 2010

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations has helped hundreds of churches clarify their mission to transform the world. Now, Bishop Robert Schnase is re-visiting those Five Practices by drilling them down to a personal faith level.

In his new book (just released), Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Bishop Schnase provides a guide to the individual spiritual journey. While the focus of the Five Practices – Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity – was on congregations, members of those congregations have asked, "How do I put them to use in my daily walk?" By looking at the practices from a different perspective – receiving God's love, loving God in return, growing in grace, loving and serving others, and the grace of giving – individuals will discover the spiritual life and the difference God intends for them to make in the world.
 
Bishop Schnase will be keynote speaker and a workshop leader for the California-Nevada Annual Conference Session, June 16-19 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Consider reading Five Practices of Fruitful Living (available now for $10 through Cokesbury), in preparation. 
 
Sample the first chapter here.
 
The book will be available to purchase at ACS, also.
 
In addition, a two-disc DVD of a Five Practices workshop Bishop Schnase conducted March 6 at South Reno UMC is available to purchase online when you register for ACS.