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Extravagant Generosity
Now Available!

An innovative stewardship
program designed to move the entire congregation toward goal-oriented, mission-minded giving!

Stewardship programs rise or fall on their ability to do two things: first, provide church leaders easy-to-grasp yet comprehensive help in planning and implementing the program; and second, connect stewardship to the spiritual lives of all the members.

Plenty of programs have good ideas, yet they fail to provide leaders with suggested sermons and orders of worship, e-mail messages, letters, newsletter announcements, marketing messages, and other detailed, practical help. Many programs talk about the role of giving in the spiritual life, but they do not involve church members in thinking and praying about their financial discipleship on a day-to-day basis.

Built on Bishop Robert Schnase’s groundbreaking book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Extravagant Generosity succeeds where other programs fail.

Components to the campaign include:

  • The Program Leader Guide with CD-Rom is a guidebook for leaders that covers all aspects of the campaign, from detailed plans for each of the four Sunday services to marketing materials like flyers and postcards to e-mail messages and letters designed to be sent to specific groups within the congregation–all available on the enclosed CD-ROM.
  • An overview timeline, providing quick information on what happens during each week of the stewardship campaign. Click to download Timeline PDF.
  • A guidebook for leaders that covers all aspects of the campaign, from detailed plans for each of the four Sunday services to marketing materials like flyers and postcards to e-mail messages and letters designed to be sent to specific groups within the congregation–all available on the enclosed CD-ROM.
  • A small-group leader's guide to host Sunday school and other small groups during the program using the devotional book.
  • A DVD with video segments for four group-study sessions and short clips for use in worship.

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Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving Program Guide with CD-ROM  9781426728563
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Practicing Extravagant Generosity: Daily Readings on the Grace of Giving  9781426728556
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Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving Kit (Includes each of the above components, plus worship and study DVD, small-group leader guide, and planning timeline) 843504019143
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Extravagant Generosity: Small Group and Worship DVD  9781426729058
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Extravagant Generosity: Small Group Leader Guide  9781426729119
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Focus on the Five Practices
 A Congregation-Wide Initiative

by Robert Schnase

Imagine!

A fruitful,vital,growing,congregation...what does it look like?

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Passionate Worship
  • Intentional Faith Development
  • Risk-taking Mission and Service
  • Extravagant Generosity

Now, how do you lead them there?

The surprising truth is—the secrets of the most effective churches are not secret at all. Nor are they new. These congregations have quite simply gone back to the basics of church development and ministry practices. But they have implemented these practices with a passion and focus that has taken results to a new level.

Imagine a congregation-wide focus on these practices that includes:

  • five week sermon series
  • five weeks with every household reading daily devotions and sharing prayers on these practices
  • five weeks of leadership teams and small groups stimulated to take new initiatives
  • five weeks of conversation and commitment focused on the mission of the church.

These are the practices that lead to excellence and fruitfulness, and they can change your church.

Imagine! 

START PLANNING NOW! Click here to access a FREE planning timeline!

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Need a little help on implementing Five Practices? Click HERE for webinar.
 
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CLICK HERE to read how First United Methodist Church of West Chicago is using The Five Practices of Fruitful Living to kick off their Fall Worship Series!


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The Balancing Act:  A Daily Rediscovery of Grace

Thirty short and insightful daily readings originally written for the fivepractices.org blog by Bishop Schnase that sharpen our perception of God's activity in our everyday lives.

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9781426702839

CLICK BELOW to listen to Bishop Schnase read from The Balancing Act.

Please, Lord, Send Someone Else

Somewhere Out There

The Balancing Act

Spanish Edition Now Available

We are proud to offer 
Cinco Prácticas de Congregaciones Fructiferas, the Spanish edition of the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.

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9781426702488

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Bookmark


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This bookmarks lists the Five Practices as well as an inspirational Scripture to serve as a reminder of the importance of these Five Practices in the life of the church.

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Click here to view an excerpt from the introduction to the Five Practices video!

 

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