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Just Say Yes! : Unleashing People for Ministry: Participant Guide (Paperback) (Robert Schnase)
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Churches say No in athousand ways to new ideas, ministry initiatives, and creative people.Churches struggle with committees that are no longer conducive to theirmission while pastors and laity have become conditioned to view anythingnew with suspicion and resistance. Churches operate with a pervasiveculture of No.
Just Say Yes!Unleashing People for Ministry is written for people whose passion hasbeen simmering for years, who yearn to be told Yes ! It’s for thosewhose energy and ideas have been tamped down by systems and attitudesthat restrain ministry and who have felt frustrated by attempts to startprograms, reach new people, or experiment with alternative worshipservices, only to be told No.
Robert Schnaseexamines the systems and attitudes that restrain and control ministry.He demonstrates practical ways church leaders can rethink fundamentalassumptions about organizations and leadership. Real-church examplesshow how every church can unleash its people for ministry—encouraging,emboldening, and equipping them.
“Significantturnaround could happen in churches everywhere if each congregationworked through this book, chapter by chapter.”—Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of the Missional Church Consultation Initiative, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church
“Just Say Yes!is a valuable resource for laity and leaders who want to make a realdifference in their mission field. I’m making it required reading inevery church I coach and work with.” —Ken Willard,Certified Consultant and Coach, Leadership 4 Transformation; author,Time Management for the Christian Leader from Abingdon Press
“Theenergy of the Holy Spirit jumps off every page and right into yourheart and mind in a way that could make all things new.”—Patricia Farris, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, CA
“Ifwe take this book seriously we will see people unleashed for minist