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Resources e-letter 19:2 - April 2019

This month we have a new, detailed Health-check in two parts: A Gift Assessment for Administrators is at HC8 (Introduction) and HC9 (Questions and tests). This is designed for individual use to check out whether you have administrative gifts. There is also a set of Training Notes giving a much simpler version of this tool for more general church use: TN115, Identifying gifts of administration.
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NEW: ‘A Gift Assessment for Administrators’

How do you know if you have been given a gift of administration? This detailed assessment tool explains three themes to investigate, each with three parts. The Aptitude theme is for all administrators. The Fascination theme is for those whose gifting lies more in the operational sphere. The Discipleship theme puts it all into a Christian context.

Paper HC8 provides an introduction to the tool. It notes that there are different gifts of administration (from 1 Corinthians 12), explains the three themes, each of which is given 15 questions, and provides an understanding of how the tool works.

Paper HC9 then lists all the 45 questions (15 for each theme), provides 5 sample tests for each one to give some idea of how to answer it, and includes assessment sheets to complete and an idea of how to interpret your results.

Health-check HC8 & HC9, A Gift Assessment for Administrators, is now available without charge on the Health-checks page of this website.

NEW: ‘Identifying gifts of administration’

The Health-check is designed for individual use, but will be too complex for wider application in a church, such as for seeking out gifted volunteer organisers or interviewing administrative staff. So a much simplified version has been uploaded in the form of a set of Training Notes.

TN115 takes the same model of Aptitude, Fascination and Discipleship, the same sections, but reduces the questions to short statements without the sample tests at all. These Training Notes will be of wide application in churches.

Training Notes TN115, Identifying gifts of administration, is now available without charge on the Training Notes page of this website.

The Topics Index: helping you find what you need

The website’s Resources section has a range of different indexes to help you find the material you are looking for. The latest addition is the Topics Index which lists all the 167 items under 270+ topics. Looking for what there might be on Agendas, Budgets, Car parks, Delegation, Emails through to Trustees, Voicemail or Weekends-away? It’s all in the Topics Index.

I still need your help

I long for more Ministers and other church leaders and staff to be aware of and using these online resources. I have produced a new-style trifold leaflet listing every one of them, and I am only too happy to make quantities of this available to anyone who can then distribute them to others. If you could distribute them to your

  • PCC members / Trustees
  • Elders / Deacons / leadership team
  • church or mission staff
  • clergy chapter
  • ministers’ fraternal

simply reply to this email giving me the number of leaflets you would like and your mailing address. I will get them in the post to you as quickly as I can. Thank you!

With my warmest good wishes in the forthcoming celebration of Jesus Christ’s death and glorious resurrection.