If you need practical help for Christian ministry, or fresh ideas to make you sit up and think, here are 215 resources not to miss. They are all available free of charge (minimal conditions apply).
This section gives access to a wide selection of writing on church administration:
- 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 churches, mission agencies and individuals
You can now check the complete library by means of the:
Or, if you know the title of the item, try the:
In broader terms, the same items are also indexed by the church operations themes of:
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. The link just given also gives you access to my data privacy notice.
I check, update and, I hope, improve each Article and set of Training Notes at least once every two years. For example, in November 2023 I updated Articles A3, A4, A42 and A46 plus Training Notes TN7, TN8, TN12, TN27, TN135 and TN136.
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 and print it backed by flipping on the short side (set the Adobe print menu to 'actual size' not 'to fit'). This lists all resources to December 2023. You are welcome to make as many copies as you like, or I can post you copies.
FOR OTHER MATERIAL
If you are looking for other material on church operations and administration, I warmly recommend Gavin Smith's website: The Church Office.
If you are looking for similar material to my Training Notes and on related themes written for small charities and churches I recommend Helen Calder's website: Helen's Headlines.