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Resources e-letters

These are bimonthly emails sent to those who have asked to come on to the mailing list and to UCAN members. They announce the arrival of new items in the main Resources pages of this website where there are now over 150 different Articles or sets of Training Notes, all available without charge.

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Resources e-letter 18:1 - February 2018

The first Resources e-letter of 2018 gives an outline of two new sets of Training Notes just added to the Resources section of the website. TN105 gives practical advice on preparing a voicemail message or 'out-of-office' email. TN106 encourages Ministers and lay leaders to discuss how the Sabbath principle of time off work can be applied in their different cases.
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Resources e-letter 17:6 - December 2017

The latest issue of Resources e-letter gives details of two new sets of Training Notes covering creativity in planning, and understanding churches through a grid structure. There is also an explanation of John's compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation.
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Resources e-letter 17:5 - October 2017

The latest issue of Resources e-letter focuses on Church Administrators with news of the latest Article to be uploaded to the website, What do Church Administrators do?, and details of other items in the Resources section about such appointments.
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Resources e-letter 17:4 - August 2017

This gives news of two new sets of Training Notes just uploaded. TN101, Working with a No. 2, gives advice for those who work with an Associate. TN102, Visitors to the church office, asks a range of questions about the 'reception' function for Church Administrators.
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Resources e-letter 17:3 - June 2017

The latest e-letter provides an outline of a new double-article just uploaded to the website. A40 and A41, Going deeper into meetings, is designed to help churches wanting to go beyond the  basics to create effective business gatherings.
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Resources e-letter 17:2 - April 2017

The latest e-letter gives news of two new sets of Training Notes just uploaded. TN99, Social media+ guidelines, is designed to help churches just getting to grips with social media and digital communication. TN100, Why some offer, why some don't, gives 12 reasons why people volunteer in churches and another 12 why some do not.
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Resources e-letter 17:1 - February 2017

This includes a synopsis of Article A39 giving a template for a Church Communications Plan, an explanation of the subject index pages on the website, and details of forthcoming Area Training Days for those who work as Church Administrators.
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Resources e-letter 16:6 - December 2016

There are outlines here of the latest sets of Training Notes to be uploaded. TN97, How to minute a meeting, and TN98, An outline Church Financial Policy, plus news of a site development to make it more secure.
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Resources e-letter 16:5 - October 2016

In this issue there is news of two new sets of Training Notes covering exit interviews and the idea of courtesy in churches, plus news of the next UCAN Cutting Edge conference and Area Training Day.
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Resources e-letter 16:4 - August 2016

Here is news of a major new Article A38, Appointing an Operations Manager - or reviewing an existing post, and a listing of other items on the website relevant to staff employment.
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Saturday was really inspiring, and fun! Thanks again.

Email received after a church's leadership training event - January 2018