Welcome! − Resources


If you need practical help for Christian ministry, or fresh ideas to make you sit up and think, here are 146 resources not to miss. They are all available free of charge (minimal conditions apply).

This section gives access to:

  • Articles - items of up to 10,000 words covering a wide range of topics
  • Training Notes - shorter, no more than 2,000 words, a 5 minute read
  • Health-checks - detailed models for testing both churches and mission agencies

The same items are also indexed by the themes of:

There is also a complete listing of all items in alphabetical order by title:

Bookmark the site and return to this page to check out the growing collection. Ask to come on my bimonthly e-letter mailing list to inform you of new resources as I add them to the site.

I check, update and, I hope, improve each Article and set of Training Notes at least once every two years. For example, in May 2017 I updated Article A1 plus Training Notes TN61, TN75, TN86 and TN87.

I welcome feedback by email and will amend items and add notes in the light of comments received. That's the beauty of web publishing.

Note that UCAN members have a range of more specialised or technical resources available for them on the UCAN resources page in the Administrators section of this website for which they need to log in first.



To produce a printed listing of all the resources, download the following file, print pages 1 and 2 backed on card (set at 'actual size' not 'to fit'), trim to just cut off the dotted lines and fold.

creative organisation for effective christian ministry


The papers and advice you have offered have been invaluable and it has been good to meet and talk on occasions too. Thank you for your encouragement.

A church staff member in an email - March 2017

Latest addition to the Resources section

June 2017

See Articles A40 and A41, Going deeper into meetings - 1 Planning issues, 2 People issues. Find these on the Articles page and again on the Structures, Planning, Management and Alphabetical index pages.

Follow John on Twitter for (mostly) daily items on church organisation. Several link to the Resources section of this website.