Schnase shows readers how to become a permission-giving church.
Do you say “no” too often? Yes. Pastors, laity, staff...we’re all guilty of squelching and constraining creative people who want to use the gifts God has given them to serve and lead even if we don’t mean to. Bishop Robert Schnase helps pastors and other leaders examine the systems, attitudes, and dynamics that restrain, control, and diminish ministry, providing insights and practical help for those who want to be more open to innovation and experimentation for the purposes of Christ. Just Say Yes! and see what happens.
Based on the original book, the study consists of a Leader Guide, Participant Guide with 7-Day Devotional, DVD (12 videos; some for invitation/promotional use), a 4-Week Devotional, and free customizable and downloadable resources.
This unique study can be facilitated in several ways: in three 1-hour sessions, six 30-minute sessions, or any combination of shorter, multiple sessions; as a day-long staff or leadership retreat; in three consecutive weekly gatherings; or as a 30-minute opener for your church council meetings over the course of several weeks.
A printed 4-Week Devotional can be used by individual church members autonomously, or (ideally) used by every member as a personal study guide accompanying the 4-Week Sermon & Worship series. The material is flexible and accessible for all adult readers, and can be done in one sitting or spread throughout the week.