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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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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?

Lead On article by John Dunnett. John suggests three ways that we as leaders can discern vision and remain in Christ, building on the wide variety of materials already written on the subject of vision.

Lead On article by James Lawrence. Building on January's edition of task management,  February sees James examine the daily to do list - how to construct and making the most of the time and energy we have. 

Lead On article by James Lawrence. James looks into the subject of task management, suggesting key tools and methods that, when implemented, will ensure that all necessary tasks are completed. 

Lead On article by Ian Parkinson. Ian looks at the theology of Christian leadership, specifically focusing on four motifs that influence how Christ-like leadership is understood and practised.

A tailor-made leadership course aimed at the transformation of clergy as leaders in mission over at least ten months. The programme addresses not only leadership skills but underlying issues of character, vocation and the spiritual life. 

Lead On article by Ian Parkinson. This month Ian explores three specific emphases on leadership given by New Testament writers, and how the reader can better interact with these scriptures when exploring original Greek phrases used to describe those exercising leadership at the time. 

Lead On article by Ian Parkinson. In this edition Ian explores the examples left by Old Testament leaders and how these can appropriately inform our New Testament understanding of leadership. 'OT leadership may be biblical but it is not completely Christian.'