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Just Say Yes! Leader Guide

Unleashing People for Ministry
  • By Bishop Robert Schnase
Unleashing People for Ministry
  • By Bishop Robert Schnase
Product Description
In Just Say Yes! Robert Schnase shows church leaders how to unleash
people for fruitful ministry. He teaches leaders to spot their own
nay-saying, and gives specific instructions for reversing the culture of
‘No’ that has become so prevalent in many churches. Step by step,
Schnase shows readers—pastors, other church leaders, and congregants—how
to make significant change in their attitude and actions, to become a
permission-giving church.

This set of resources is the next step in the author’s effort to reshape
church leaders across the mainline denomination. Just Say Yes! Becoming
a Permission-Giving Church give church leaders what they need in order
to begin implementing the principles in the original book. It starts
with a group study experience for church leaders, facilitated by a
senior leader (typically the pastor). The study can be done in as little
as 3 hours or, if groups watch all the videos and do all the optional
exercises and activities, up to 6 hours total. The sessions can be used
as a single-day retreat or broken up into 3 or 6 separate sessions. They
can be stand-alone sessions, or incorporated into meetings for staff
and lay leaders.

The Leader Guide includes instructions and guidance for leaders in
planning, hosting, debriefing and following up after the experience.
Using this resource, plus the included customizable PowerPoint slides
and the video Stories of Permission, a pastor or other key leader can
effectively facilitate an extraordinary group experience resulting in
transformation for the congregation.

The Participant Guide is a complete workbook and devotion guide for
church leaders—staff and laity—who participate in the Permission-Giving
group experience. These will typically be church councils, staff teams,
committee chairs, ministry team leaders, and the like. The Guide
includes prompts to reinforce the material shared in the videos and by
the facilitator, questions for reflection and discussion, and specific
action steps for becoming permission-giving leaders in the church. It
includes plenty of room for writing and note taking during the group
experience. It also includes a 30-day Devotional, which the participant
can complete either during or after the group experience. The group
experience includes 6 inspiring and compelling videos from real church
settings. Several additional video clips are also available, for groups
wanting to spend more time exploring ideas together.

A printed 4-Week Devotional is also available, and 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.

This study consists of a Leader Guide, Participant Guide, DVD, a
Devotional Guide and free Customizable Downloadable Resources. The DVD
has 8 video stories showing the Permission-Giving Church in action, 3
brief videos essays demonstrating the essentials of a permission-giving
church and 1 video promo for inviting participation in the Just Say Yes!

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.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781501825262
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Perfect Binding
    • Component: Leader Guide
    • ISBN 13: 9781501825262
    • Publication Date: 05/17/2016
    • UMC Endorsed: Yes
    • Format: Paperback
    • Number of Lessons: 6
    • Page Count: 80
    • Author: Bishop Robert Schnase
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 9.00 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.02 pounds
    • SKU: 9781501825279
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781501825279
    • Publication Date: 05/17/2016
    • UMC Endorsed: Yes
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Page Count: 0
    • Author: Bishop Robert Schnase
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds
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