General Conference

24. A Healthy Urgency

By Robert Schnase
Find a comfortable position in a peaceful place. Bring a cup of coffee. Take a deep breath. Breathe in slowly, and then release. I’m about to share bad news. Everyone who… read more

23. Metrics and the Immeasurables of Ministry

By Robert Schnase
Vines, branches, seeds, vineyards, farmers, fig trees, harvests, sowers, soils, weeds, roots. Fruitfulness provides a metaphor for many profound aspects of the spiritual life and… read more

22. The Most Significant Arena

By Robert Schnase
Methodism began as a way of life. Wesley organized people into societies, classes, and bands in order to provide a disciplined accountability to sustain growth in Christ and… read more

Describe Your Fruitfulness

By Andy Bryan
One of the sources of the anxiety that many are feeling in reaction to the Call to Action recommendations is the lack of clarity as to what comprises effective pastoral… read more

20. Every Dollar Has a Mission

By Robert Schnase
Apportionment formulas, budget requests, salaries, pensions, line items, giving patterns, reserves, expenditures, capital costs, stewardship, reductions, audits, revenue… read more

21. At the Margins

By Robert Schnase
The church fulfills its mission at the margins of the congregation, where those who actively follow Christ encounter those who are not a part of the community of faith. Picture a… read more
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