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Earlier news items

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

Take care with church members who work alone

13th February 2015

The latest set of Training Notes, TN85 Preparing a Lone Worker Policy, has been uploaded to the site today. It seeks to highlight the need for LWPs to be provided for both staff and volunteers as part of a church's Health and Safety at Work Policy.
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Wide range of Administrator events currently on offer

5th February 2015

Booking is open for a number of events for Church Administrators this Spring. Included are the first ever training event I am running in Scotland, the 'Cutting Edge' residential conference for senior managers at Northampton, and three more UCAN Area Training Days in London, Manchester and Bristol.
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Latest Training Notes explain how to say 'No'

15th December 2014

The latest set of Training Notes to be uploaded to the Resources section of the website give advice on how to assess whether to say 'No' to a request and then how to go about it. The situations in mind include being asked to take on a future assignment, squeeze another task into your schedule, or join a group or committee.

Administrators pray to impact the UK Church

28th October 2014

One year ago I set up a small group of people who have a passion for church administration that reaches beyond their own church and role they may have there. We share details of our current roles and dreams for what God's gifts of administration might do for his Church and pray for each other.

Four Area Training Days for Administrators completed

16th October 2014

Over the past two weeks I have led four Area Training Days for Church Administrators in Ware, Coventry, Woking and Nottingham. Over 170 have attended and been introduced to the concept of customer care appropriate for a church office setting.

Church Health Review given a make-over

26th September 2014

The Church Health Review, items HC4 & HC5 on the Health-checks page of this website, has been extensively rewritten over the summer and has today been uploaded in its new form.

Associate Consultants scheme sees increasing demand

17th September 2014

I launched my Associate Consultants scheme last autumn and it is now seeing increasing demand. The scheme enables churches to be helped when my diary prevents me from fitting in extra assignments or in areas outside my expertise.

Major new resource on church offices now available

8th August 2014

A two-part article entitled Roles for a church office was uploaded to the site today.

New website now live!

23rd July 2014

This new website went live today after months of planning, design work and development. The aim has been to produce a contemporary website with enhanced features that is fully accessible by tablet and smartphone.

New website to launch shortly

7th July 2014

A new and completely responsive version of this website is due to launch shortly.

The new site will have a fresh look to it while maintaining some of the best features of this website. The Administrators section will have a new UCAN image and there will be a number of other new and improved features.

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