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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. 

Please note: Due to technical difficulties with our online payment provision, we are sorry that we can't currently take payments for products. Please accept our apologies - we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.

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. 

Please note: Due to technical difficulties with our online payment provision, we are sorry that we can't currently take payments for products. Please accept our apologies - we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.

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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'...

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

Bob Jackson believes we may be facing one of the most significant opportunities for the Church in the last 50 years, and guides us through how to engage with a new hybrid reality. Packed full of ideas and insights and a must read for you and your PCC/church leaders.

As many of us scrabbled to make sense of going online as churches, Bob Jackson and George Fisher conducted some initial research into what was working and why, and offer practical tips on how to go online well. See all COVID-19 response.

Lead On article by Kate Wharton. When something happens out of the blue which rocks the whole church and community, what do we do? How do we lead our church through such a time? 

Lead On article by Steve Brown. Despite humanity having the intelligence, vision and fortitude to reach outer space, there are some deep, deep problems here in the everyday on planet earth. Two simple, powerful prayers.

Coming soon - a new online course for church leaders, lay and ordained. Together with the Church of England Evangelism and Discipleship Team and other partners, we are developing an online learning experience for all church leaders to help them lead well in evangelism.