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This document is a useful guide to all things patronage; it suggests why patronage is helpful, why CPAS is involved in patronage, and answers other issues that surround an ancient and historic tradition within the Church of England.

Lead On article by Graham Archer. 'My people are too busy, I don't like to ask them to do things' seems to be commonly said in church settings. But is it their busyness which is the problem or our assumptions about their busyness?

Lead On article by Emma Sykes. There is a fine line between healthy and excessive control. How do we respond to those in leadership who have crossed the line? And how do we make sure that we haven't shifted towards unhealthy control?

Lead On article by Andrew Perry. There has long been a debate as to whether those in church leadership can be friends with those in their parish or church community or not. Looking to Scripture for examples and guidance, Andrew adds his thoughts to the discussion.

Everything you need to know about the grants offered by CPAS and associated organisations to clergy and ministers-in-training.

Lead On article by John Coyne. When things don't seem to be moving anywhere it can be tempting to consider starting something else. John advises that first you should take a step back to assess the situation in which you are ministering.

Lead On article by Pam Macnaughton. In a multi-parish benefice there is a lot of pressure for clergy and lay leaders to be here, there and everywhere. Pam gives different methods of how to work effectively in these situations.

Lead On article by John Dunnett. Sometimes a toxic culture can be built without anyone realising it. Rather than a DIY to building your own, John explores these seven steps to help avoid the accidental creation of a toxic culture.

Lead On article by James Lawrence. Technology is wonderful. We have the ability to be constantly connected to others through our screens. But it can also be damaging. What are you doing to ensure your relationship with connectivity and screens is in a good place?

Lead On article by Charles Burgess. As Christians we are promised opposition. As leaders this is amplified. You only need to look at the apostles to see the truth of this. Charles offers advice for what to do in these situations.