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These are bimonthly emails sent to those who have asked to come on to the mailing list. They announce the arrival of new items in the main Resources pages of this website where there are now over 170 different Articles or sets of Training Notes, all available without charge.

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Resources e-letter 19:6 - December 2019

There are two new sets of Training Notes this month: TN119, Group behaviours to beware of, and TN120, Lessons for leaders. There is also a listing of resources that deal with church members as workers. 
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Resources e-letter 19:5 - October 2019

A bumper set of additions this month: a major article, a set of training notes, and a health-check summary. So here are details of Article A46, Redefining 'management' - Three Bible images to consider, Training Notes TN118, Why, exactly, are we meeting? and Health-check HC3, The Christian Effectiveness Model - a summary.
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Resources e-letter 19:4 - August 2019

Information, this time, about two new sets of Training Notes just uploaded. They are TN116, Global mission giving, and TN117, Building project preparations. This is followed by a listing of all resources relating to speaking and presentations.
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Resources e-letter 19:3 - June 2019

Details in this mailing of the latest Article to be added to the website. A45, How to lead a team at church, gives advice for beginners in team leadership. This is followed by a listing of all Training Notes uploaded during the past 12 months.
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Resources e-letter 19:2 - April 2019

This month we have a new, detailed Health-check in two parts: A Gift Assessment for Administrators is at HC8 (Introduction) and HC9 (Questions and tests). This is designed for individual use to check out whether you have administrative gifts. There is also a set of Training Notes giving a much simpler version of this tool for more general church use: TN115, Identifying gifts of administration.
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Resources e-letter 19:1 - February 2019

There are two new sets of Training Notes just uploaded: TN113, What to avoid on your website, and TN114, How to prepare a church profile. There is also news on the development of the new Topics index page and a plea for help in promoting this site. 
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Resources e-letter 18:6 - December 2018

There are two new sets of Training Notes just uploaded: TN111, A church policies checklist, and TN112, Set my leaders free! There is also news on the development of the new Topics index page. 
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Resources e-letter 18:5 - October 2018

Article A44. Getting things done - project management for churches, has just been uploaded. There is also a new page on the website, Topics index, which lists a range of key words with links to all relevant items in the Resources section.
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Resources e-letter 18:4 - August 2018

The new e-letter provides an outline of TN109, A test for your church's welcome, and TN110, It's confidential: but it still leaks out. There is also a listing of all website items relating to Sunday worship services.
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Resources e-letter 18:3 - June 2018

E-letter 18:3 gives outline details of two new sets of Training Notes just uploaded to the website: Training Notes TN107, A church policy on hospitality, and TN108, What do budgets actually tell us? There is also a listing of other resources on these two themes.
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Would that every job had the same amount of resources! (Your website) is so thorough and clear - a real boon to someone like me who is coming to the subject of parish administration with a minimum of knowledge.

Email from a speaker at a diocesan event - October 2019