Just in time for Lent, here is a wonderful four-week Bible study on stewardship by Methodist author and bishop Robert Schnase. Each day there’s a new Bible verse to pray over. This link gets to to the first week; links to later weeks in the left menu. Posted by Franklin United Methodist Church, Churchton, Md.
Many Christians have been inspired by the “Five Practices” books by Methodist Bishop Robert Schnase. One of those five practices, “Extravagant Generosity,” is explored well in this group-study guide that is designed to accompany a curriculum, but can also provide useful class guidance on its own. From Cokesbury, the UMC publishing house. (Photo © laurent […]
What’s the difference between “stewardship” and “generosity”? Turns out the distinctions are many and profound, which is why many churches are switching their use of the term “stewardship” for “generosity.” Author and Methodist Bishop Robert Schnase reflects on the changes and offers a practical list of “dos” and “don’ts” for churches that want to cultivate […]
Robert Schanse, author of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, explains why its important to move your church culture towards generosity, and he offers a list of “dos” and “don’ts” that will guide your path. From Ministry Matters. (Photo © laurent hamels – Fotolia.com)
Congregations spend a lot of energy on a lot of different efforts, but here are five concepts to focus what your church does in order to make it more productive and faithful. The Five Practices website contains lots of supporting information and ideas to get your congregation moving. It’s the creation of Robert Schnase, Bishop of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church. (Photo by AlicePopkorn, used by Creative Commons License. Thanks!)