Robert Schnase

Robert Schnase

Robert Schnase is Bishop of the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and author of several books, including the popular Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.

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Resources

Remember the Future

Remember the Future

Seven Levers

Seven Levers

Five Practices - Intentional Faith Development

Five Practices - Intentional Faith Development

Extravagant Generosity: Planning Kit

Extravagant Generosity: Planning Kit

Articles

Why Working Harder Isn't Working

By Robert Schnase
With few exceptions, I’ve found serving on conference committees frustrating, tedious, and exasperating. Much conference work is unfocused, disconnected, unfruitful… read more

30. We See A New Church

By Robert Schnase
I recently spoke with some of the laity, clergy, and bishops who have given direction to Call to Action. Often I return from meetings with a low-grade depression, the discussions… read more

29. Somewhere Out There

By Robert Schnase
Somewhere out there is a five-year-old boy who doesn’t know that right now plans are being made by a congregation he’s never heard of to offer a neighborhood vacation… read more

28. “Laid Aside By Thee”

By Robert Schnase
The Covenant Prayer, composed and adapted by John Wesley, invites complete humility and obedience to God’s service, asking God to work through us or to work around us, and… read more

27. The Vicious Habit

By Robert Schnase
Elections are drawing near in the U. S., and I’m already feeling bombarded by political ads. They barge into my driving time through radio spots, interrupt the rare moments… read more

26. Cultivating Clergy Fruitfulness

By Robert Schnase
Imagine that you chair the History department of a university, and three tenured professors announce their retirement. Student enrollment has declined and finances are tight, so… read more
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