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Resources e-letters

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.

Click on the red heading to read the full e-letter. To come on to the mailing list to receive these as they are published, see the Contact John page in this section.

Resources e-letter 13:5 - October 2013

There are two new sets of Training Notes on the site now: TN76, How to prepare a job reference, and TN77, Administrator wisdom. Also included in the e-letter is news of a new network of those with a passion for administration.

Resources e-letter 13:4 - August 2013

A new article has just been published: A31 Helping people back to church. This e-letter also includes a listing of resources on staff management and news of the September IT training day being run by UCAN.

Resources e-letter 13:3 - June 2013

There are two more sets of Training Notes published: TN74, Understanding values and TN75, Writing for the media. There is also a listing of all resources on speaking and presentations.

Resources e-letter 13:2 - April 2013

The April issue gives details of a double set of Training Notes called Church administration explained, published at TN72 and TN73. There is also brief news from the UK Church Administrator Network and a listing of all resources relating to meetings.

Resources e-letter 13:1 - February 2013

This e-letter gives news of the latest article to be published on the website. A30, Take your church away, gives detailed advice on organising a church weekend. There is also news of a special Area Training Day for Church Administrators to be held in central London on 22nd April.

Resources e-letter 12:6 - December 2012

TN71, Seatings for meetings, is the title of the latest set of Training Notes to be uploaded to the site. The notes encourage churches to study seating layouts for their business meetings as these can have a powerful impact on effectiveness.

Resources e-letter 12:5 - October 2012

Another two sets of Training Notes have just been published on the site. TN69, Creative prayer diaries, gives three ideas for what may be a new approach for you. TN70. Do's and don'ts for a new leader, provides eight of each for Ministers taking up a new appointment.

Resources e-letter 12:4 - August 2012

Here are details of two new sets of Training Notes for the summer.  TN67 Stress and the Christian worker is for everyone. TN68 Administrators who miss the point is for all who have an administrative role of any kind. There is also news of UCAN events.

Resources e-letter 12:3 - June 2012

The June issue celebrates the uploading of the one hundredth item to be added to the website. Article A29, A basic guide to paper and print, provides a beginner's guide to how to communicate well in the printed medium.

Resources e-letter 12:2 - April 2012

The issue provides an outline of two new sets of Training Notes to be uploaded to the Resources section of the website. TN65: Sharp interview questions supplements Article A17 on selection processes for church or mission agency staff. TN66: A daily office for church staff considers the issue of a church's staff all working from one base.

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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