2015 Just Say Yes Charge Conference

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  • Growing churches say Yes to things that declining congregations say No to.

  • When we set people free to do the work of God, the spirit of Christ propels us into places and into ministries we could never have imagined.

  • Conversation StartersWhere do the ideas come from in your ministry setting?Can you map the path from inspiration to fruition within your local church?What forms of resistance do ministry ideas face in your setting?

  • Conversation StartersThink of someone who exhibits the qualities of a permission-giving leader. What behaviors in yourself would you need to work on to becoming more permission-giving?How can you help foster a more permission-giving culture in your local church?

  • How To Use Just Say YesPastors and StaffLeadership TeamsChairpersons and Team LeadersAdult ClassesNew MembersLay Leadership TrainingPastoral Leadership Groups

  • Cokesbury Bulk Orders(Limited time offer)Charge Conference Special pricing for $9.99 each.September 28-November 25, 2015.No additional promo code needed.Regular Cokesbury shipping charges apply to these orders.Online at cokesbury.com or via phone at 800-672-1789.

  • Additional Resources available at SayYesToMinistry.orgStep 1: Personally invite leaders to read Just Say Yes! and participate in a leader retreat.Step 2: Host a leadership retreat using the Leadership Training Guide.Downloadable invitational postcardsAvailable via Cokesbury for $9.99 with Missouri Bulk Pricing8.5x11 downloadable leader guideand PowerPoint for Leader Retreat8.5x11 downloadable Participant Worksheets and 7-session devotion guideStep 3: Invest in a period of prayer and discernment using the Devotion Guide.COMING October 1!++

  • Additional Resources available at SayYesToMinistry.org4:00 min Introductory Video featuring Bishop Robert SchnaseGoing Deeper Videos:Unlocking the Power of Yes: Becoming More Permission Giving with Rev. Jenn Weekes-KleinUnleashing Systems: Creating a Cultural Shift with Rev. Jim DowningPermission-Giving Leadership: When No is the Right Answer with Rev. Matt Miofsky

    COMING October 1!Just Say Yes! Case Studies:Legacy: Clayton UMC and The GatheringA New Way of Being: Sturgeon UMCHope in the Baking: Bridge BreadKumoba Pamoja (Worship Together): Central UMC

    PowerPoint Teaching Guide for Small Group SessionsVisit SayYesToMinistry.org for more resources.

  • I am no longer my own, but thine.Put me to what thou wilt,rank me with whom thou wilt.Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Covenant PrayerWesleyan Tradition

  • Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee. Let me be full, let me be emptyLet me have all things, let me have nothing. Covenant Prayer Wesleyan Tradition

  • I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit thou art mine, and I am thine. Covenant PrayerWesleyan Tradition

  • So be it.And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

    Covenant PrayerWesleyan Tradition