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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 Ian Parkinson. In light of the current pandemic, Ian considers what changes have occurred around lay and ordained roles that might refocus the ministry of God’s people more on their frontlines than gathered church.

A practical checklist to help you prepare for and contribute well to a Zoom gathering. Feel free to download and pass on to as many people as you would like.

This guide explores some of the differences between running a physically gathered training event with an online training event, and offers practical ideas on how to engage people well online.

Chairing an online PCC meeting? Packed full of ideas and tips on how to use Zoom well, and how to engage people, this guide will help you conduct great meetings.

Member of a PCC? This brief checklist guides you on how to prepare for, and engage well with, a Zoom PCC meeting. Take a look and share with others on your PCC.

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 work well with people who aren't like us.

A follow up to their initial resource, offering further guidance on some of the tools and opportunities available as we manage our online presence.