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Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations


People are searching for a church shaped and sustained by Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.250

Many helpful ideas

by whocooksforyou on Nov 28, 2013

The writer is quite "wordy", be he does include many ideas to make the congregation more welcoming, worshipful, and generous. Most of his examples apply to large churches, but can be adapted for mid-size or small churches. The book could be used by leaders in group sessions to brainstorm ideas for ... More


Inspiring though repetitive

by xnlover on Feb 9, 2010

The most valuable aspects of this book are the way Schnase invites and then illustrates some of the ways churches need to think outside the boxes that have confined them for too long, and the structured way in which he helps churches conceive of their life together in order to analyze and bring remedies ... More


For the Serious Seeker Only

by APilgrim on Mar 21, 2009

Bishop Schnase's original text here, apart from his complete publications for the committed church body, offers an enlightening review of how a passion and hunger to be more Christ-like in community appears to the observer. Inherent in reading this text are reflections for the reader's expected ... More

Ron Townsend

Radical hospitality

by Ron Townsend on Sep 18, 2008

For almost 2 months I saw the same couple come to our Saturday night service. Mr. Graham came up to me and introduced himself, but I made no effort to make him and wife feel comfortable. They joined the church and I welcomed them again and the next Thursday we had a food drop and I made an effort to ... More

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