"Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation" explores hope, purpose, leadership, and making and becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The United Methodist Publishing House is honored to announce a series of reflections by Bishop Robert Schnase, titled "Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation," as The United Methodist Church prepares for the 2012 General Conference.
As a bishop of the Church, pastor, and author on congregational vitality, Schnase offers clear and personal insights on the challenges the Church faces.
The purpose of Remember the Future is to deepen understanding and further conversation about the key issues that shape the mission and future of the Church. Daily meditations will be posted beginning March 26 at www.ministrymatters.com/30Days.
The Remember the Future page at MinistryMatters.com/30days is live now, and offers the first introductory blog from Bishop Schnase. While there, you may subscribe to receive the 30 messages as free daily emails. These will be sent from March 26 to April 24.
In the meantime, the bishop has posted a six-minute video as a helpful overview of The Call to Action. It's an informal and accessible look at the basics of the CTA document. View it here:
Bishop Schnase says, "I hope the daily writings help focus the conversation on the mission of the Church in Christ, and that they cause delegates at General Conference – as well as local church leaders – to continually remember the future!"
General Conference will take place April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Florida, with 988 delegates from around the globe gathering to set policy and direction for The United Methodist Church.
Robert Schnase is Bishop in Residence of the Missouri Area of The United Methodist Church. He 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. Bishop Schnase was guest speaker for the 2010 California-Nevada Annual Conference Session.