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Looking for ideas for your carol service? Want to know how to do a Zoom crib service? Thinking of an online Christingle service? Want ideas for connecting with people who aren’t online? Take a look at this online depository and add to it by sharing your own ideas to resource others.

We have good news to share, and perhaps we have a world more open to receiving it than in years past. How might we do that? Here is one suggestion: a Drive-in Carol Service. Whilst focused on a Drive-in Carol Service, this guide can of course be used for Drive-in Church at other times of the year.

Christmas isn't cancelled! With so many things not able to happen, this is a great time to see if we can offer some creative ways to help people know the 'comfort and joy' that is at the heart of the Christmas story. In this article, we reflect on how we might approach this well.

Dates of upcoming webinars for church leaders, and recordings of previous webinars in the Leadership in Lockdown and Leading in Uncertain Times series. 

Lead On is the free CPAS leadership email, resourcing you and your ministry with a monthly bulletin direct to your inbox.

Vacancies at CPAS patronage churches and beyond where we'd love to see Jesus-centred, mission-focused leaders appointed.

Lead On article by Steve Brown. Faithfulness isn’t critical when a crisis erupts, because we usually jump in full of adrenaline. We instinctually do whatever it takes to survive during the initial period. However, faithfulness becomes critical when a crisis moment turns into a chronic reality.

Lead On article by Rob Merchant. Rob Merchant, Director of St Mellitus College Chelmsford and author of Broken by Fear Anchored in Hope, explores how we respond to the pressures of leading in this COVID-19 season, reflecting on Matthew 14 and his own experience of mental health challenges.

With many PCCs meeting online at this time we have produced two guides to help meetings go well. We know many of us are used to Zoom type meetings by now, but we actually find there is still a lot of poor practice and confusion on how to make the most of the technology.

Lead On article by Adrian Beavis. Diversity is one of the keys to an effective team. If we just have people 'like us' it will be dull, lack creativity, and often be ineffective. Yet having diversity on a team is also a challenge, as we have to learn to understand and work well with people who aren'...