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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.

Mission-shaped church councils top training event

27th March 2014

An analysis of training events run over the past year shows 'Mission-shaped PCCs' (or the equivalent in non-Anglican denominations) to be the most popular choice for the first time.  It has been run for individual churches, deaneries and dioceses.

Tweets cause debate

6th March 2014

There are two Twitter feeds arising from this website and some recent tweets have resulted in lively debates in the twittersphere.

Line management explained

7th February 2014

"In my investigations of church staffing and operations over the past few years," explains John Truscott, "one theme has emerged with worrying regularity: the poor quality of staff management."

This Article, published online today, seeks to correct that by explaining seven areas that a good and creative staff line manager should pay attention to. 

Distance learning course for Church Administrators launched

3rd February 2014

The joint St John's College Nottingham / UK Church Administrator Network distance learning module for Church Administrators is launched today. The module consists of ten units and provides 20 credits for the St John's Certificate in Christian Studies.

New website on the way

22nd January 2014

My web partners at EAB have designed a new website which will be fully responsive and therefore useable on tablets and smartphones. The designs are now complete and the work of engineering the site is moving ahead. 

Article on letting rooms updated

8th January 2014

Article A28 in the Resources section has had additional material added to it today. A number of people had raised issues not covered in the original version uploaded two years ago.

Role template for church leaders published

6th December 2013

Uploaded to this site today is a new set of Training Notes providing a role definition for a church leader, but with an intriguing twist.

New web page on future vision

12th November 2013

A new page has just been added to the Vision section of the website. The 'future development' page looks ahead to how the ministry behind this website can be helped to grow.

Local groups launch

23rd October 2013

A new page has been added to the site today listing the UK Church Administrator Network's new local groups. This is a new structure for UCAN, with authorised groups of Administrators for a town, an area or for certain specialisms.

Practical help for referees

3rd October 2013

Help is at last on hand for everyone asked to write a job reference for a friend or colleague. The latest Training Notes on this website, published today, give detailed, practical advice on this tricky task.

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