Welcome! − Resources


If you need practical help for Christian ministry, or fresh ideas to make you sit up and think, here are 135 resources not to miss. They are all available free of charge (minimal conditions apply).

This section gives access to:

  • Articles - items of 3,000 to 9,000 words covering a wide range of topics
  • Training Notes - shorter, no more than 2,000 words, a 5 minute read
  • Health-checks - detailed models for testing both churches and mission agencies

The same items are also indexed by the themes of:

There is also a complete listing of all items in alphabetical order by title:

Bookmark the site and return to this page to check out the growing collection. Ask to come on my bimonthly e-letter mailing list to inform you of new resources as I add them to the site.

I check, update and, I hope, improve each Article and set of Training Notes at least once every two years. For example, in May 2016 I updated A5, A25, TN29 and TN30.

I welcome feedback by email and will amend items and add notes in the light of comments received.



To produce a printed listing of all the resources, download the following file, print pages 1 and 2 backed on card (set at 'actual size' not 'to fit'), trim to just cut off the dotted lines and fold.

creative organisation for effective christian ministry


I have just read A35 'Mapping your church' in conjunction with one of your other articles, A4 'Twelve questions to help you plan'. They are both truly excellent, taking conventional management thinking and turning it into a format that church people will find digestible. Top stuff.

A lay leader in a church plant in an email of April 2015

Latest addition to the Resources section

April 2016

See Training Notes TN92, How genuine are your GORs?, and TN93, And now for the notices.  Find these on the Training Notes page and again on the Structures, Management, Communication and Alphabetical index pages.