Robert Schnase

Why Working Harder Isn't Working

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  • Posted on January 27th, 2014

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

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Robert Schnase

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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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