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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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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.

Ventures and Falcons are holidays for 8-18s packed full of great activities and masses of fun while enjoying the opportunity to explore life with Jesus.

Flourish is a joint two-year CPAS and LICC programme. It emerged from the Setting God’s People Free initiative and aims to nurture the missional courage, confidence and competence of churches to enable Christians to become confident disciples of Jesus in both their ‘gathered’ and ‘scattered’ lives.

Whether you are a vicar at a CPAS patronage church, a churchwarden or PCC seeking to find your next vicar, a church leader looking for your next post or a member of diocesan staff involved in a patronage process, we are here to help you.

Lead On article by Andy Piggott. For June's edition, Andy looks at the challenges we are facing during lockdown and explores how we as Christians should respond going forward.

Lead On article by Emma Sykes. Emma discusses the practicalities of leading during 'unprecedented times'. As the world manages the COVID-19 crisis, how should church leaders respond and what should they do?