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Resources on this site are classified under six filing categories: Leadership, Management, Structures, Planning, Communication, Administration.

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A41 Going deeper into meetings
2: People issues
Management
Structures
A40 Going deeper into meetings
1: Planning issues
Planning
Structures
A39 A plan for your communications
A template for churches
Communication
A38 Appointing an Operations Manager
Or reviewing an existing post
Structures
A37 Sorting out your study
Part 2: The stuff in the room
Administration
Leadership
A36 Sorting out your study
Part 1: The space in the room
Administration
Leadership
A35 Mapping your church
Practical planning tools
Planning
A34 Roles for a church office
Part 2: Three more perspectives
Administration
A33 Roles for a church office
Part 1: Three perspectives
Administration
A32 Be creative as a line manager
How to develop paid staff
Management
A31 Helping people back to church
Basics we often overlook
Communication
Management
A30a A weekend away checklist
Supplement to A30
Planning
A30 Take your church away
Organising a special weekend
Planning
A29 A basic guide to paper and print
Helping you to communicate well
Communication
A28 Rooms to let
Hiring out your church premises
Administration
A27 Reliability in ministry
For administrators and leaders
Administration
Leadership
A26 The office of Lay Minister
Three proposals for change
Management
Structures
A25 Working from home
Boundaries, discipline and space
Administration
Leadership
A24 Mission-shaped Church Councils
Three ways forward
Planning
Structures
A23 Job applications in Christian ministry
Part B: Presentation
Communication
Leadership
A22 Job applications in Christian ministry
Part A: Preparation
Communication
Leadership
A21 The use of print in outreach
Rethinking your church's practice
Communication
A20 Annual meetings can be different
Ideas to experiment with
Planning
Structures
A19 Speaking so that people listen
For all leaders and preachers
Communication
Leadership
A18 Administering church funds
A call for a fresh approach
Administration
A17 Staff selection step-by-step
From advertisement to interview
Management
Structures
A16 Funding a capital project ...
... by direct giving
Administration
Planning
A15 Christian administration?
A theological introduction
Administration
A14 Create a quality website
... by asking the right questions
Administration
Communication
A13 The leader as a shepherd
Part 2: Practical application
Leadership
A12 The leader as a shepherd
Part 1: Biblical research
Leadership
A11 Become a better emailer
... and make everyone happy
Administration
Communication
A10 An introduction to the art of training
Help people learn new skills
Communication
Management
A9 A church members' newsletter
An idea for a new publication
Communication
A8 Worker agreements
Appropriate paperwork for church use
Management
Structures
A7 Understanding stewardship
A basis for Christian teaching
Administration
A6 Job descriptions
Advice and examples for staff and volunteers
Management
Structures
A5 How to chair meetings
An orchestral approach
Planning
Structures
A4 Twelve questions to help you plan
A jargon-free toolkit
Planning
A3a Generosity and sacrifice
Management
Structures
A3 Salary differentials for Christian staff
A case of worldly thinking?
Management
Structures
A2 Watch your image!
Visual design for churches
Communication
A1 Pass or file?
How to get excited about filing!
Administration
Leadership
creative organisation for effective christian ministry
Articles

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Every paper I have read has been instructive, encouraging, affirming and wonderfully applicable and relevant.

Church staff member in an email - June 2017

 

Latest Articles added

June 2017

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

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