Five Practices for Children

By Robert Schnase, Rita B. Hays Published
Paperback ISBN: 9781426716423 $16.99 Buy
Can children really understand and take on the five practices of Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity? The answer is a resounding, “yes!”

Using the best-selling Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations as its foundation, Five Practices for Children features five teaching sessions on each of the practices made engaging for children by educator Rita Hayes. Incorporating Five Practices for Children into the congregational program will truly make Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations a church-wide initiative.

Each chapter outlines one of the practices and includes: a workshop for leaders; lesson plans with reproducibles to help preschool children, elementary children, and tweens take action; suggestions for families; and stories about children who practice Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity

 

About the Authors

Robert Schnase

Robert Schnase is bishop of the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church. Previously, he served as pastor of First United Methodist Church, McAllen, Texas. Schnase is the author of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, a best-selling book on congregational ministry that has ignited a common interest among churches and their leaders around its themes of radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Five Practices has reached a global community with translations in Korean, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, and German. Robert is also the author of Cultivating Fruitfulness, The Balancing Act, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Ambition in Ministry, and Testing and Reclaiming Your Call to Ministry. Robert lives in Colombia, Missouri.

Rita B. Hays

Rev. Dr. Rita Hays, an ordained deacon in the Tennessee Conference, is Associate Pastor for Children, Visitation, Education, and Family Ministries at Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. She has served in the local church in the area of Christian Education for over twenty-five years and has led numerous workshops on the district, conference, and national levels for The United Methodist Church. Hays also serves as an adjunct professor at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. Dr. Hays is the author of The Children’s Minister and The Most Important Space in the Church: The Nursery, both published by Discipleship Resources, and All in the Family: Faith Issues for Families Facing Addiction, published by WestBow Press.