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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 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.

Resources e-letter 14:4 - August 2014

A new article in two parts has been uploaded to the website, Roles for a church office.  There is also news of the new website which launched on 23rd July, of UCAN membership which has just passed the 1,000 mark, and reminders about autumn events.

Resources e-letter 14:3 - June 2014

There are now two more sets of Training Notes on the website with the arrival of TN82, Print or screen? and TN83, The service isn't over yet. There is also news of booking for five autumn Area Training Days for Administrators and the IT training day at Leeds in September.

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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