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Resources

If you need practical help for Christian ministry, or fresh ideas to make you sit up and think, here are 162 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

   
You can now check the complete library by means of the new:

   
Or, if you know the title of the item, try the:

 
In broader terms, the same items are also indexed by the themes of:

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I check, update and, I hope, improve each Article and set of Training Notes at least once every two years. For example, in November 2018 I updated Article A20, Training Notes TN21, TN22, TN71 and TN84.

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.

 

PRINT YOUR OWN LISTING

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.

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I have personally found John to be an exceptional source of wise counsel and advice.
A Church of England Bishop in an email to a Vicar - December 2018
  
  
Note that quotes throughout this website come from unsolicited sources and are being continually changed to ensure that all have been received within the past 12 months.
  

Latest additions to the Resources section

December 2018

See Training Notes TN111, A church policies checklist, and TN112, Set my leaders free! Find these on the Training Notes index page and again on the Administration, Leadership, Structures and Alphabetical index pages.
  
  

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