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How we help

How we help

We work with leaders, local churches and dioceses in a number of different ways to support mission and evangelism, including free resources as part of our COVID-19 responseWe also advertise a variety of ministry roles at our patronage churches and elsewhere.

We work with leaders, local churches and dioceses in a number of different ways to support mission and evangelism, including free resources as part of our COVID-19 responseWe also advertise a variety of ministry roles at our patronage churches and elsewhere.

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Lead On article by Graham Archer. ‘I do not lose heart’. Reflecting on Paul’s words from 2 Corinthians 4, Graham asks how we can stay the same in the midst of all the pressures and demands of leadership.

Lead On article by John Fisher. For the average church, 10% of their life cycle will be spent in vacancy with no vicar or key leader in post. John explores how churches can use this time to grow and make the most of the opportunity.

Lead On article by Lucy Moore. Messy Church is one of the fastest growing fresh expressions of church in the UK. Lucy reflects on what is required of its leaders. 

Lead On article by John Dunnett. All church leaders will make mistakes at some point. After observing leaders in different contexts, John reflects on common mistakes leaders make in the hope we can avoid some of them.

Lead On article by Nadine Parkinson. Difficult conversations are just that. Difficult. Nadine uses biblical insight and personal experience to give helpful ideas to make these conversations go as well as possible!

Lead On article by Sharon Prior, lecturer at Cliff College and independent trainer and mentor. Knowing how best to nurture and develop teams of volunteers in your church can be a challenge. This article gives you some wise pointers on where to start! 

Lead On article by Emma Ineson. A four year old can ask over 430 questions a day. But how many do adults ask? For Emma, asking questions is a key leadership skill.

Lead On article by John Fisher, CPAS Patronage Secretary. In a church leadership role it can be a real challenge judging the right time to consider moving on. This article explores lessons from the book of Ecclesiastes and considers reasons why a move might be right.

Lead On article by Dave Male. It's not uncommon for mission to get lost in the busyness of leadership. Sometimes it's caused by something as simple as the wrong definition of 'church'. Dave offers steps to keep evangelism central to the church.

Lead On article by Charles Burgess. Being Christ-like is important. Even more so when in a leadership position where there is significant opportunity to influence others. But what is Christ-likeness? And how do we ensure we are striving for it?