The church says ‘no’ in a thousand ways, squelching and constraining creative people who want to use the gifts God has given them to serve and lead. Sometimes our ‘no’ is explicit and other times we restrain innovation in more nuanced and even unintentional ways. And everyone in the church is guilty of ‘no-saying’—pastors, laity, and staff. In some corners it seems like nearly anything new is eyed with suspicion.
Just Say Yes! shows how to unleash disciples, giving them permission and encouragement to be bold and fruitful followers of Christ. It helps pastors and other leaders examine the systems, attitudes, and dynamics that restrain, control, and diminish ministry. It provides insights and practical help for those who want be more adept at initiating ministry, more open to innovation and experimentation for the purposes of Christ.