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Welcome!Administrators − UCAN recordings

UCAN recordings

This page contains audio recordings from UCAN conferences which speakers have allowed us to include in the public domain. These are in MP3 format. UCAN members have access to a members-only UCAN resources page which includes further recordings (including workshops), presentation slides and back-up resources in the UR section. For Cutting Edge 2017 these are at UR10 there.

Recordings from the March 2017 Cutting Edge conference were added to this page on 31st March 2017.

In each case click on the arrow to play the recording.

   
   
   

Serving with a healthy heart - 1

Cutting Edge 2017 residential conference
Dr Trevor Stammers, Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law at St Mary's University, speaks on the topic of 'Troubled hearts - pressure and perfectionism'.

  
  

Serving with a healthy heart - 2

Cutting Edge 2017 residential conference
Dr Trevor Stammers, Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law at St Mary's University, speaks on the topic of 'Heavy hearts - pessimism and paranoia'.

  
  

Relating with a healthy heart - 1

Cutting Edge 2017 residential conference
The Revd Jez Barnes and Dr Jules Morgan, respectively Vicar and Director of Operations & Development at St Stephen's Church, Twickenham, speak of their personal experience of working together in 'Help! My Minister doesn't understand me'.

  
  

Relating with a healthy heart - 2

Cutting Edge 2017 residential conference
The Revd Jez Barnes and Dr Jules Morgan, respectively Vicar and Director of Operations & Development at St Stephen's Church, Twickenham, speak of their personal experience of working together in 'Who's in charge here?'.

   
  

Growing with a healthy heart

Cutting Edge 2017 residential conference
Pastor John Tindall gives some top tips from Timothy in his teaching from 2 Timothy chapter 1.

    
  

Risk and legislation

Cutting Edge 2016 day conference
Daryl Martin takes a broad overview of legislation that affects churches and lists issues of risk that Operations staff need to be aware of.

  
 

Risk and current issues

Cutting Edge 2016 day conference
Daryl Martin continues his overview of current legislation and our management of risk with particular regard to issues of the moment.

   
  

Risk questions

Cutting Edge 2016 day conference
The concluding session. Note that a pdf of the 'Risk toolkit' pack is available to all UCAN members for £20 with details on the UCAN resources page of the website (log in first).

   
     

Growing a church in a changing world

Cutting Edge 2015 residential conference
Rebecca Stewart, Group Chief Executive of HTB, draws out five principles for change in churches from Acts chapter 6.

   
   

Building a team to change the world

Cutting Edge 2015 residential conference
Rebecca Stewart, Group Chief Executive of HTB, shares five principles for team development from her own experience.

   
 

Marrying web technology and data - 1

Cutting Edge 2015 residential conference
Pete Worthington and Jon Winter of Worthers.com explain how to handle church data well in a digital age.

    
      

Marrying web technology and data - 2

Cutting Edge 2015 residential conference
Sara Batts, currently preparing for ordination at Westcott House, helps us see how church data and social media can partner each other.

   
      

The life and work of a senior Administrator: Hebrews 12

Cutting Edge 2015 residential conference
Nick Cuthbert is involved in a varied ministry of teaching, leadership training and evangelism. He and Lois with others founded Riverside Church in Birmingham.

   
 

Team performance

Cutting Edge 2014 day conference
Bryn Hughes, takes an overview of other tools that help us analyse the performance of teams. Teams are not static and constantly require developmental input.

   
   

Working partnerships and the 'DiSC'iples

Cutting Edge 2013 residential conference
Claire Pedrick, Managing Director of www.3Dcoaching.com, explains how the 'DiSC' communication profile helps us understand how Administrators can work alongside our Senior Ministers. UCAN members can log in to see the slides and a range of other supporting material on the 'UCAN resources' page. David Moss introduces the session.

  
   

Creative conversations - real play

Cutting Edge 2013 residential conference
Claire Pedrick, in her second session, describes how to use conversations in a way that enables communication rather than blocks it. Note that the live demonstration has been edited out by request. UCAN members can log in to see the slides and a range of other supporting material on the 'UCAN resources' page.

   
  

Communicating vision, engaging community 1

Cutting Edge 2013 residential conference
Mark Greene, Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, provides biblical foundation for community communication and offers a simple strategic framework to help us communicate vision in our churches. UCAN members can log in to see the complete slide presentation on the 'UCAN resources' page. Julian Mander introduces the session.

  
  

Communicating vision, engaging community 2

Cutting Edge 2013 residential conference
Mark Greene continues his input on the communication of vision from a leadership to a church's membership.  UCAN members can log in to see the complete set of slides on the 'UCAN resources' page.

  
  

The life and work of a senior administrator

Cutting Edge 2013 residential conference
David Bracewell, formerly Rector of St Saviour's Church in the centre of Guildford, shares biblical principles and personal experience in maintaining ones discipleship while working for a church.

   
  

Financial uncertainty - what does it mean for your church?

Cutting Edge 2012 day conference
John Preston, National Stewardship and Resources Officer for the Church of England, helps us understand the implications of the current financial climate for income, expenditure and resources, and explores the impact of the crisis on church members and the mission and ministry opportunities created by it. David Moss introduces the session.

  
  

Wise stewardship to navigate the crisis

Cutting Edge 2012 day conference
John Preston, in this second session, explores what churches might do to steer their way through the next few years with guidance on budget management, contingency planning, effective communication and encouraging giving.

  
  

Too much information?

Cutting Edge 2011 residential conference
Andrew Graystone, Director of the Church and Media Network, gives a beginner's guide to the challenges and opportunities of communication in the digital environment. Peter Brierley introduces the session.

  
  

Motivating and managing a team of voluneers

Cutting Edge 2011 residential conference
Phil George, Operational Director of New Wine, explains how to help staff work well and achieve much. Mark Parsons introduces the session.

   
        

The St Michael le Belfrey Parish Assistants Scheme

Cutting Edge 2011 residential conference
Mark Rance, Head of Operations at the church, introduces the scheme and introduces two of its members. UCAN members (only) can access the presentation slides and pack on the UCAN resources page.

   
           

The unjust steward

Cutting Edge 2011 residential conference
Andrew Dow explains Jesus' parable and relates it to the work of a senior Church Administrator. John Truscott introduces the session.

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For a first UCAN event of this nature, I came away thinking “What a fantastic conference”. Going back to work I felt energised and inspired to get stuck back in with a new level of zeal. Thanks to all, brilliant content, brilliantly managed.

Cutting Edge delegate in an email - March 2017