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Just Say Yes! Participant Guide

Unleashing People for Ministry
  • By Bishop Robert Schnase
Unleashing People for Ministry
  • By Bishop Robert Schnase
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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 7-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! experience.

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: 9781501825286
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Perfect Binding
    • Component: Participant Book
    • ISBN 13: 9781501825286
    • Publication Date: 05/17/2016
    • UMC Endorsed: Yes
    • Format: Paperback
    • Number of Lessons: 6
    • Page Count: 80
    • Author: Bishop Robert Schnase
    • Width: 8.50 inches
    • Height: 11.00 inches
    • Length: 11.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.03 pounds
    • SKU: 9781501825293
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781501825293
    • Publication Date: 05/17/2016
    • UMC Endorsed: Yes
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Page Count: 80
    • Author: Bishop Robert Schnase
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds
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