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

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Resources e-letter 16:2 - April 2016

There is news of two new sets of Training Notes. TN92, How genuine are your GORs?, examines the exemptions for employing Christians in the Employment Act 2010 and TN93, And now for the notices, shows you how to give out spoken notices in services.
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Resources e-letter 16:1 - February 2016

Here is news of a major new Article in two parts. A36 & A37, Sorting out the study, are designed primarily for Ministers working from home but the principles can be applied just as well to all church and mission staff working from home or office base.
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Resources e-letter 15:6 - December 2015

Two new sets of Training Notes are profiled in this issue. TN90, Put someone in charge, argues the case for giving certain church members responsibility for wide areas of ministry. TN91, An MOT for disciples of Jesus, take the idea of review or appraisal and applies it to us all as disciples.
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Resources e-letter 15:5 - October 2015

The main item this time is news of the republished Christian Effectiveness Model. This is designed to measure effectiveness in a Christian mission agency or church enterprise. There is also a listing of resources on church business meetings and news of Administrator Area Training Days in November.
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Resources e-letter 15:4 - August 2015

Another two sets of Training Notes have been uploaded to the website. TN88 offers advice to everyone who serves on any church decision-making body: Advice to a new committee member. TN89 makes a plea for churches to engage confidently with their local media and shows you how to do this: Hold the front page!

Resources e-letter 15:3 - June 2015

Two new sets of Training Notes have just been uploaded to the website. TN86 is entitled Customer care for churches? and TN87, What to look for in your leaders.  There is then a reminder about the various different indexes for all the resources on the site.

Resources e-letter 15:2 - April 2015

A new article has been uploaded to the website, A35, Mapping your church - Practical planning tools, and there is a last-minute call for the London Church Administrators training day on 22nd April.

Resources e-letter 15:1 - February 2015

Another new set of Training Notes have been uploaded to the site. There is news of Training Notes TN85, Preparing a Lone Worker Policy. This is followed by details of forthcoming events for Church Administrators and a summary of resources on the website on selecting, managing and applying for staff posts.

Resources e-letter 14:6 - December 2014

A new set of Training Notes has been added to the website. There is an outline of TN84, How to say 'No' when you should, which has a range of applications, plus Christmas greetings.

Resources e-letter 14:5 - October 2014

This issue announces news of an extensively rewritten Church Health Review on the Health-checks page of the website. There is a reminder about the new website and two Twitter feeds.

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The ‘How to speak-to-camera’ notes (TN123) are invaluable as so many of us are doing this at the moment.

Email from a church leader - August 2020