“Significant turnaround could happen in churches everywhere if each congregation worked through this book, chapter by chapter.”

– Sue Nilson Kibbey,

Director of the Missional Church Consultation Initiative, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church

“Just Say Yes! is a valuable resource fro laity and leaders who want to make a real difference in their misson field. I’m making it required reading in every church i coach and work with.”

– Ken Willard,

Certified Consultant and Coach, Leadership 4 Transformation, author, Time Management for the Christian Leader from Abingdon Press

“The energy of theh Holy Spirit jumps of every page and right into your heart and mind in a way that could make all thing new.”

– Patricia Farris,

Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, CA

“If We take this book seriously we will see people unleashed for ministry in the world. In the process we may just rediscover why our churches exist in the first place.”

– Clayton Oliphint,

Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Richardson, TX

“Schnase examines how churches say No, then provides an inspiring and practical look at how they can say Yes, We need this book!”

– Steve Harper,

Professor of Spintual Formation (retired): author, Five Marks of a Methodist from Abingdon Press

WELCOME TO Ambition in Ministry


The drive to excel. The need to achieve. The desire to compete. These are concerns that face every pastor, but rarely are these issues discussed openly. Pastors, like other professionals, are human beings who have a need to achieve. Unfortunately, because pastors are expected to be models of altruism, this need frequently goes unrecognized or is denied outright

Ambition in Ministry
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