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Topic Resources
Administration See Church Administration
Administrative appointments A38, A42, TN40  See also Church Administrators, Operations Managers, Staff appointments  
Advising churches A35, TN64, HC2, HC4, HC5
Agendas TN61  See also Meetings
Annual meetings A20, A24
Applying for a post See Job applications
Appraisal A32, TN17, TN91  See also Review, Staff management, Volunteer management
Awaydays A30
Back to church A31
Biblical material A12, A13, A15, A24, A27, TN21, TN25, TN43, TN56, TN68, TN72, TN73, TN79, TN87, TN91, TN96, TN106, TN107  and in other topics too
Boards See Trustees
Body language TN30, TN49, TN94
Branding and design A2, A29, TN22
Budgets TN108  See also Finance, Treasurer
Buildings See Church buildings
Capital (finance) A16, TN19
Categorisation A35, HC1, HC2, HC5, HC7
Chairing meetings A5, A40, A41, TN13, TN71  See also Meetings
Change management TN3, TN12, TN59, TN81
Character (personal) TN25, TN87, TN96
Christian Effectiveness Model HC1, HC6, HC7
Church administration A15, TN4, TN21, TN72, TN73  and in many other topics
Church Administrators A42, TN4, TN40, TN60, TN68, TN77, TN86, TN102  See also Operations Managers
Church buildings A28, A31, TN33, TN44
Church Health Review A35, HC1, HC2, HC4, HC5
Church members TN10, TN24, TN91  See also Members joining, Members leaving and other topics
Church office A1, A33, A34, TN46, TN66, TN102
Church/PCC Secretary A40, A41, TN45, TN61, TN97  See also Meetings
Church services A18, TN1, TN16, TN21, TN47, TN52, TN82, TN83, TN93, TN109
Closing an activity TN34
Clutter A36, A37, TN57
Committees TN58, TN88, TN90  See also Meetings
Communication plans A9, A39, TN82, TN99  See also Internal communication, External communication
Communication skills A19, A29, TN2, TN38, TN39, TN75, TN90, TN105
Confidentiality TN110
Congregations TN27, TN95, TN104
Co-ordination TN104
Courtesy TN86, TN96, TN107
Creative thinking TN103  See also many other topics for examples
Criticism TN30
Customer care TN86  See also Courtesy, Hospitality, Visitor welcome
Day off TN106
Decision making TN8  See also Meetings
Delegation TN15, TN101
Design See Branding and design
Desk management A1, A36, A37, TN53, TN57  See also Self-management
Diary TN23  See also Self-management
Discipleship TN25, TN91
Distractions TN62
Emails A11, TN53
Employment and contract A3, A6, A8, TN80, TN85, TN92, TN95  See also Staff appointments, Staff management
Every-member ministry A43, TN24, TN36, TN55  See also Volunteers, Volunteer management
Exit interviews TN95
External communication A14, A21, A39, TN9, TN39, TN44, TN75, TN89  See also Internal communication
Filing A1, A37, TN53  See also Desk management
Financial giving A7, A16, A18, TN19, TN29, TN98, TN108
Gifts of administration A15, TN21, TN72, TN73
Giving See Financial giving
Global mission TN42
Grounds (church) A31, TN33, TN44
Groups TN41, TN104  See also Teams
Health and safety TN33, TN85
Hiring out rooms See Lettings
Home working A25, A36, A37, TN62
Hospitality TN86, TN107  See also Visitor welcome
Image See Branding and design
Internal communication A9, A14, A18, A39, TN38, TN52, TN63, TN69, TN82, TN93  See also External communication
Intercessions See Prayer
Interviewing A17, TN16, TN65
IT A11, A14, TN46, TN53, TN99
Job applications A22, A23, TN65, TN76
Job descriptions A6, A38, A42, TN6, TN14, TN40
Job references See References
Lay Ministers A26
Leadership principles A12, A13, TN30, TN50, TN78, TN87, TN90
Leadership ministry TN28, TN70  See also Minister's role/personality
Leadership teams TN18, TN50, TN87, TN101
Lesson reading TN1
Lettings A28
Line management See Staff management, Volunteer management
Local media TN75, TN89
Lone Worker Policy TN85
Management See Staff management, Volunteer management
Meetings A20, A24, A40, A41, TN8, TN45, TN61, TN71, TN97, TN110  See also Agendas, Chairing meetings, Church/PCC Secretary, Decision-making, Minutes  
Members joining A31, TN14, TN107
Members leaving TN27, TN95
Minister's role/personality TN6, TN28, TN78
Minutes TN45, TN97  See also Meetings
Mission accompaniment See Advising churches
Mission agencies TN5, TN35, HC1, HC6, HC7
Mission enabler TN64
Mobilising the church See Every-member ministry
Multi-parish benefices TN51
Newcomers A6, A8, A31, TN14, TN109  See also Visitor welcome
New leader TN70
Newsletters A9, TN63
No. 2 to a No. 1 TN101
Notices TN93  See also Internal communication
Occupational Requirements TN92
Office See Church office, Paper management
Office location (mission agencies) TN26
Operations Managers A38  See also Church Administrators
Outreach A21, A31  and in other topics
Paper management See Desk management  
PCCs A20, A24  See also Meetings
Person profiles A6, A38, A42, TN87
Photographs TN22
Planning ahead A4, A35, TN32, TN54  See also Vision, Purpose, Values
Policies TN85, TN86, TN92, TN98, TN99, TN107
PowerPoint TN52
Prayer / intercessions TN47, TN69
Preaching See Sermons  
Premises A28, A31, TN33, TN44
Press / media See Local media
Print See Communication plans, Communication skills, Newsletters  
Projects A16, A30
Purpose A4, TN48  and in many other topics
Readers (Anglican) A26
References (for posts) TN76
Reliability A27
Retreats TN54
Review A4, A32, A40, TN4, TN11, TN17, TN34, TN42, TN54, TN91, TN95, HC1, HC2, HC4, HC5  See also Appraisal
Rural ministry TN51
Salaries See Staff remuneration
Saying 'No' TN84  See also Self-management
Screens (in church) TN52, TN82
Seating layouts TN71
Self-awareness TN30, TN49, TN94
Self-management A4, A25, A27, TN7, TN11, TN17, TN23, TN43, TN62, TN84  See also Desk management, Stress, Time management
Sermons A19, TN21, TN56
Services See Church services
Shepherd (leadership) A12, A13
Social media TN99
Staff appointments A17, A38, A42, TN37, TN40, TN65, TN92
Staff employment See Employment
Staff management A3, A6, A10, A32, TN15, TN17, TN20, TN66, TN85, TN95
Staff remuneration A3, TN37, TN80
Staff role TN5, TN50
Stewardship A7  See also Financial giving
Stipends See Staff remuneration
Strategy TN42  With examples in many other items
Stress TN67
Structures TN18, TN20, TN50, TN51, TN58, TN80, TN104
Study (the room) A1, A36, A37
Teams A41, TN18, TN41, TN79  See also Leadership Teams
Time management TN7, TN11, TN23, TN43  See also Self-management
Training A10  and in many other items
Treasurer A16, A18, TN29, TN98, TN108
Trustees A24, TN5, TN26, TN35, TN88  See also Meetings
Values A4, TN25, TN74
Vision A4, TN32  and within several other topics  
Visitor welcome A31, TN14, TN83, TN109
Voicemail TN105
Volunteers A43, TN24, TN31, TN37, TN55, TN100
Volunteer management A6, A10, A32, A43, TN15, TN17, TN24, TN31, TN36, TN55, TN85, TN100
Websites A14, A31
Weekends away A30
Welcome See Visitor welcome
Workplace TN10, TN106
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