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John's archive of older news items. Click/tap on any red heading to see the full item.

Outline for a composite Church Financial Policy published

8th December 2016

Just uploaded to the site today is a particularly innovative set of Training Notes. These provide an outline for an overall Church Financial Policy covering a wide range of areas.
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New resources for Church Administrators

8th November 2016

The latest UCAN News Update has just been uploaded to the UCAN news page of the website. This is restricted to members of UCAN who need to log in.
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Exit interviews are for everyone

7th October 2016

A new set of Training Notes promoting exit interviews has been uploaded to the site today. TN95, Exit interviews for everyone, can be found on the Training Notes page.
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Explanation of Operations Manager appointments published

9th August 2016

A major new article on church Operations Manager posts has just been uploaded to the Articles page of this website. It explains how these posts are being developed, outlines five key purposes and describes 18 possible areas of responsibility.
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Helping leaders and workers become self-aware

2nd June 2016

A new set of Training Notes on self-awareness has just been uploaded to the Resources section of the website. This is designed especially for church and mission leaders, staff and all who belong to teams.
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Church announcements need to be done well

13th April 2016

New training notes added to the website are not ashamed to take a humble activity and show how to do it well. And now for the notices is the title of Training Notes TN93 uploaded to the site this month.
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Exemptions to the 2010 Equalities Act explained

31st March 2016

A new set of Training Notes just published explains the issues for being able to advertise a staff post open only to someone holding the Christian faith. How genuine are your GORs? explores the use of Genuine Occupational Requirements that many churches cite for posts. But can churches justify this use of the term? In some cases, probably not.
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Training on handling paperwork goes into print

8th February 2016

Two articles on sorting out clergy studies have just been uploaded to the Resources section of the website. The material also applies to other church and mission staff who work from a central office.
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Consultancy assignment list updated

5th January 2016

The Assignments page on this website was updated today to provide an accurate idea of current consultancy work. There are lists of typical areas of advice both for church leaderships and for individual Christian leaders and staff.
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New discipleship review published

9th December 2015

One of the latest sets of Training Notes published on this website today offers 14 tests for disciples. An MOT for disciples of Jesus takes the principle of review or appraisal (or MOT!) and applies it to the idea of following Jesus Christ.
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