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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 190 different Articles or sets of Training Notes, all available without charge.

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Resources e-letter 21:6 - December 2021

This time there is news of two new sets of Training Notes: TN135, How to conduct a disability audit, and TN136, Restructure your committees. There is also a complete listing of website resources on principles of planning ahead.
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Resources e-letter 21:5 - October 2021

Here is news of the latest upload to the site: Article A51, The 'To Do Diary' guide - how to use this simple tool. This is followed by a complete listing of all resources relating to church meetings.
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Resources e-letter 21:4 - August 2021

This issue has news of two new sets of Training Notes: TN133, Planning the next step, and TN134, Integrate your newcomers. There are also details of some major revisions to other resources on the website.
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Resources e-letter 21:3 - June 2021

Just uploaded: both a new Article and a new set of Training Notes. Article A20,The patronage process as drama, provides a guide for C of E Patrons and their PCCs on how the system works from the Patron's angle. Training Notes TN132, What you look for in your Minister, has ten points perceptive church members tell me they long to find in the Minister of their church.
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Resources e-letter 21:2 - April 2021

There are two new sets of Training Notes: TN130, Appoint a 'Staff Action Group', and TN131, Helpful handover documents. There is also a listing of all items on church staffs in the Resources section of the website.
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Resources e-letter 21:1 - February 2021

This gives news of a new development in the Resources section, a DIY training aid for all who read the Bible publicly in church services. Article A49 is titled How to read the Bible out loud. There is also a listing of all resources on change and decision-making.
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Resources e-letter 20:6 - December 2020

And another pair of new sets of Training Notes just uploaded. TN128, Effective staff meetings, and TN129, Collecting data for mission. This e-letter also provides an overview of the three major Health-checks on the website.
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Resources e-letter 20:5 - October 2020

Here are details of two more sets of Training Notes just uploaded: TN126, The small-church administrator, and TN127, Identify your church's groups. There is also a listing of new items coming over the next few months.
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Resources e-letter 20:4 - August 2020

Here is a major new article on a church's small group structure, just uploaded to the Resources section of this website. This is A48: Organising your small group structures - Choices to be made. There is also a listing of other articles and training notes on the theme of groups and teams.
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Resources e-letter 20:3 - June 2020

There are another two sets of Training Notes just added to the Resources section of the website: TN124, What's the point of church? and TN125, How to take major decisions. Also a reminder about TN123, How to speak to camera, and the use of the various indexes available online.
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Thank you for the many years of great and helpful resources you have provided. Your ministry has been such a blessing.

Email from a church leader - June 2021