Media Relations

Welcome to the News Media Page of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. We hope you find this material helpful.

For more in depth information about the individual practices please visit the individual practices pages found at the top horizontal navigation bar.

Bishop Robert Schnase Biographies

Click on the links below to read the biographies in full, there is also a link to download the PDF.

To Reporters, Editors, Producers

Bishop Schnase is available for interviews. To schedule an interview please contact the Missouri Conference Office:

3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202

Toll-free 877-736-1806
Phone 573-441-1770
Fax 573-441-1780

Permissions and Licensing Information

Emailable or Online Devotions. There has been a strong interest in licenses for offering daily email readings from devotions like Practicing Extravagant Generosity and Cultivating Fruitfulness. Abingdon Press is designing a new delivery system to delivery daily devotions for a per-household subscription.  This new service will be available by early 2012.  These are available currently as ebooks through Kindle, Nook and other providers.

What can I post or use in my materials? Congregations are welcome to use excerpts up to 100 words from an essay or up to 300 words from a book chapter once per book in an email, a post or in a printed publication like a bulletin as long as it’s credited.  The appropriate credit line is “Used by permission, Title, Robert Schnase, Abingdon Press, Year.”  Excerpting from a devotion or book daily or weekly in the bulletin, a blog or church Facebook would exceed the limit because over time it would be intentionally sharing the whole piece or a large part of the book with a public audience.

Can I use the Five Practices titles and excerpts?  It is permissible for a congregation to use the titles and names of the practices (Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, etc.) in church materials, websites and newsletters. There are also artwork and logo files on the disks with the Leader Media and Manual and bulletin inserts that are ready for use.

To ask specific questions about gaining permission for reproducing a larger excerpt or another question about permissions, please contact Abingdon Press by emailing

For help with translations rights or if you are a publisher inquiring about subsidiary rights, please contact Cindy Riggins at Riggins Rights International,

Images and Photos

To preview a photo, click on the link and a larger graphic will appear in a new window. To download a photo, right-click the link and choose “Save Target As”.

Choose an item to load, download, or examine, or request press and media information to be mailed. A broadband internet connection is recommended for all high-resolution originals.

Visit the Image Resources page for all five of the Planning Workbook Covers and Leader Manual and Media Cover.


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