Welcome!News − Earlier news items

Earlier news items

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

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.
Click/tap red heading to continue

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.
Click/tap red heading to continue

Cutting Edge 2016 conference now booking

29th October 2015

Cutting Edge 2016, the annual conference for 'senior manager' Church Administrators is now booking. A printed brochure is available or UK Church Administrator Network (UCAN) members can book on this website at the UCAN events page.
Click/tap red heading to continue

Christian Effectiveness Model republished with major revisions

8th October 2015

The Christian Effectiveness Model, designed to assess the effectiveness of any mission agency or church enterprise, was republished today with new open-format questions and many other improvements.  It can be found on the Health-checks page of the Resources section of this website.
Click/tap red heading to continue.

September's list of Resource section item updates completed

25th September 2015

Resources section items just updated include Articles on job applications in Christian ministry and Training Notes on topics such as coping with distractions, writing good newsletters, preparing job references and wisdom for Church Administrators.
Click/tap red heading to continue.

Church committee members need help

3rd August 2015

Most churches appoint people to decision-making groups (Trustee body, Diaconate, PCC, etc.) without ever thinking that this role might require some training. One of the latest set of Training Notes just added to the Resources section of this website aims to provide just that.
Click/tap red heading to continue.

'Passion for administration network' relaunched

24th July 2015

The 'Passion for administration' network of those with a vision for the use of God's administrative gifts in churches has been relaunched today.
Click/tap red heading to continue

Administrator job ads on this site

30th June 2015

The UCAN News page on this website, part of the Administrators section, regularly carries job ads for Administrator posts in churches where there are UCAN members. But you have to be a UCAN member to log in to that particular page.

So here are outline details of two posts currently on offer.
Click/tap red heading to continue.

Two contrasting sets of Training Notes uploaded

29th May 2015

Two very different sets of Training Notes have been uploaded to the Resources section of the website today. One starts with the idea of a customer care policy and applies it to churches. The other starts with biblical material on the requirements for church leaders.
Click/tap red heading to continue.

Help for churches seeking to plan ahead

14th April 2015

A new article offering a new kind of planning tool has just been uploaded to the Resources section of the website.  Mapping your church gives details of the new 'Five Themes Map'.
Click/tap red heading to continue.

creative organisation for effective christian ministry
News