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

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TN102 People who visit the church office
Administration
TN101 Working with a No. 2
Leadership
Management
TN100 Why some offer, why some don't
Management
TN99 Social media+ guidelines
Communication
TN98 An outline Church Financial Policy
Administration
TN97 How to minute a meeting
Communication
Structures
TN96 Courtesy in church
Planning
TN95 Exit interviews for everyone
Management
TN94 Becoming self-aware
Leadership
TN93 And now for the notices
Communication
TN92 How genuine are your GORs?
Management
Structures
TN91 An MOT for disciples of Jesus
Planning
TN90 Put someone in charge
Leadership
Management
TN89 Hold the front page!
Communication
TN88 Advice to a new committee member
Structures
TN87 What to look for in your leaders
Leadership
TN86 Customer care for churches?
Administration
Planning
TN85 Preparing a Lone Worker Policy
Administration
Management
TN84 How to say 'No' when you should
Leadership
TN83 The service isn't over yet
Management
Planning
TN82 Print or screen?
Communication
TN81 Changing the scenery
Planning
TN80 Staff salary scales
Management
Structures
TN79 One another teams
Management
TN78 The role of a church leader
Leadership
TN77 Administrator wisdom
Administration
TN76 How to prepare a job reference
Management
Structures
TN75 Writing for the media
Communication
TN74 Understanding values
Planning
TN73 Church administration explained: part 2
Administration
TN72 Church administration explained: part 1
Administration
TN71 Seatings for meetings
Structures
TN70 Do's and don'ts for a new leader
Leadership
Planning
TN69 Creative prayer diaries
Communication
TN68 Administrators who miss the point
Administration
TN67 Stress and the Christian worker
Leadership
TN66 A daily office for church staff
Management
Structures
TN65 Sharp interview questions
Management
Structures
TN64 Help! I'm a consultant
Planning
TN63 How not to write a newsletter
Communication
TN62 Know what distracts you
Leadership
TN61 Mapping out a meeting
Communication
Structures
TN60 Administrator types
Administration
Management
TN59 Don't you dare change anything!
Management
Planning
TN58 Beware committees
Structures
TN57 Clear your clutter!
Administration
TN56 Questions for preachers
Communication
Leadership
TN55 So, who should be in the dock?
Management
TN54 Creating space for a Planning Retreat
Leadership
Planning
TN53 A simple email filing system
Administration
TN52 The perils of PowerPoint
Communication
TN51 A fresh approach to rural ministry
Planning
Structures
TN50 Should the staff lead the church?
Leadership
Structures
TN49 What's going on under the water
Communication
Management
TN48 Let's get purpose statements right
Planning
TN47 Breathing life into the intercessions
Communication
TN46 A beginner's guide to IT security
Administration
TN45 Are you sure it's minutes you need?
Communication
Structures
TN44 The message of your buildings
Administration
Communication
TN43 Did Jesus use an iPhone?
Leadership
TN42a Global mission report summary
Planning
TN42 A review of global mission strategy
Planning
TN41 What makes a group a team
Management
TN40 Appointing an Administrator
Administration
Structures
TN39 We've got news for you!
Communication
TN38 We've got news for us!
Communication
TN37 To pay or not to pay?
Management
Structures
TN36 Square pegs in round holes
Management
TN35 Causes of friction in mission agencies
Structures
TN34 Closing down a church activity
Management
Planning
TN33 Danger at church!
Administration
TN32 What do you mean by 'vision'?
Leadership
Planning
TN31 Affirming volunteers
Management
TN30 How to give and receive criticism
Leadership
Management
TN29 What's your real church income?
Administration
TN28 No two leaders are the same
Leadership
TN27 Saying good-bye to church members
Management
TN26 A checklist for an office move
Administration
Planning
TN25a The church that lives outside in
Planning
TN25 The radical values that Jesus taught
Planning
TN24 Church members can burn out too
Management
TN23 How to do 'To Do' lists
Administration
Leadership
TN22 Appoint a church photographer!
Communication
TN21 Ideas for a sermon on administration
Administration
TN20 Line management in a church staff team
Management
Structures
TN19 Key words for a financial appeal
Administration
TN18 A leadership team checklist
Structures
TN17 Suggested questions for an annual review
Management
Planning
TN16 Interviews in church services
Communication
TN15 How not to delegate!
Leadership
Management
TN14 Setting up a Newcomers Team
Management
TN13 A purpose statement for those who chair
Structures
TN12 Twenty ideas to help people change
Planning
TN11 Keeping a time log
Leadership
TN10 What do Christians do between Sundays?
Management
TN9 Which newspapers do people read?
Communication
TN8 Major decisions: a new approach
Planning
Structures
TN7 Ideas for how to make time for life
Leadership
TN6 The Minister's role in larger churches
Leadership
Structures
TN5a The role of staff in a mission agency
Structures
TN5 Responsibilities of mission agency Boards
Structures
TN4 Advice for all church administrators
Administration
TN3 The bewildering world of change
Planning
TN2 Ten steps to help you communicate
Communication
TN1 Preparing to read the lesson
Communication
creative organisation for effective christian ministry
Training notes

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 Brilliant, as ever!  Thanks, John.

Tweet from a local church leader referring to TN84 - September 2017
     
  

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August 2017

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