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15th April 2013
The two Twitter feeds associated with this site now have over 500 followers between them. This is still a fraction short of the 37 million who follow Lady Gaga but we are on the way!
24th April 2013
The UK Church Administrator Network (UCAN) has grown by almost 200 members in the past year and has now risen to over 800. UCAN was formed four years ago to train and encourage those who are employed as Administrators in churches.
4th April 2013
For those who've never quite understood why some people get so excited about the humble topic of church administration new Training Notes, uploaded today, explain it all. They offer five different aspects of the subject with questions and actions to ponder and discuss.
22nd March 2013
Delegates who attended the Cutting Edge conference for senior-manager Church Administrators voted it the best yet on their assessment sheets. There was superb input from Claire Pedrick, Mark Greene and David Bracewell.
20th February 2013
Published today on this site is detailed advice on one of the most complex organisational tasks in church life: planning a church weekend.
2nd February 2013
The next four months is a busy period for events organised from this website for Church Administrators. There are three UCAN Area Training Days and one residential conference.
14th January 2013
John has written distance learning courses on Administration (for any church member) for the Good Book College, on Music Management (for the Royal School of Church Music), and earlier this month delivered the text for a new module for employed Church Administrators to be published by St John's College, Nottingham.
17th December 2012
A new set of Training Notes uploaded to the Resources section today seeks to get people enthusing about seating layouts for meetings. There are more possibilities than many people have experienced. Picking the right one given the group and its agenda can have a powerful impact.
21st November 2012
'Understanding stewardship', Article A7 in the Resources section of this website, has been given a major revision to bring in right up-to-date. The material has been restructured and some of the latest stewardship thinking has been incorporated into it.
14th November 2012
John's Twitter feed has recently passed the 1,000 mark. This may not be exceptional by normal standards but these tweets each seek to promote creative organisation in churches rather than discuss what the author had for breakfast.