Remember the Future: Praying for the Church and Change, by the Bishop Robert Schnase of the Missouri Conference, helps church leaders to discern, pray, converse and adapt for the emerging reality for the future of The United Methodist Church.
Schnase’s fast-paced writing quickly identifies growing trends and how church leadership can adjust to create and maintain vital congregations. These 28 short readings for pastors, leadership teams and committees were adopted from provocative and engaging blogs Schnase wrote leading up to the 2012 General Conference. Daily reflections help to unify, renew, focus and reorient as a catalyst for conversation. Each passage includes Scripture, prayer and thought-provoking questions – ideal for strategy retreats, planning sessions and church-wide prayer.
According to back cover endorsements: “Remember the Future calls leaders and teams to courageous new conversations with readings that cultivate hope, renew vision, and keep us attentive to the mission of Christ. This timely work reveals more clearly the ‘why’ of congregational ministry and the internal resistance and external challenges to the mission of the church.”
Schnase also is noted for his book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, which was used in part in the core values of the Indiana Conference, as well as Five Practices of Fruitful Living and Practicing Extravagant Generosity.