Sunday, October 31, 2010

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, by Robert Schnase

This was a "One Congregation, One Book" kickoff-for-fall thing. Not bad. The keys to a healthy, growing church according to Schnase are:
-Radical Hospitality
-Passionate Worship
-Intentional Faith Development
-Risk-Taking Mission and Service
-Extravagant Generosity
Honestly, the adjectives are purely hype. The important this is that Christians together need to DO all these things out of a desire to proclaim God's word and do His work on earth, not because we are supposed to in order to get into heaven. We need to do them the same way we need to breathe. Or as George Carlin said, in a different context, we "gotta wanna" do 'em.

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