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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 John Coyne. Evangelism is at the heart of the Great Commission, to go make disciples of all nations. We therefore need to ensure it is an integral part of church life. John offers ways on how to do this.

Lead On article by Adrian Beavis. Visit a new place and it can be quite easy to assess the culture you have stepped into. A church is no exception. But not all parts of a church culture are healthy. Adrian gives guidance on how to go about the slow process of culture change.

Residentials enabling pupils at Church of England primary schools to investigate the Christian faith and strengthen links with their supporting churches. School Ventures enhance children's RE experience and underscore the Christian distinctiveness of Church of England schools. 

Lead On article by Emma Sykes. Jesus encouraged the children to come to him but how often do you see children involved in the ministry of the church? Emma reflects on a recent experience, giving crucial ways of ensuring they continue to grow into mature disciples.

Lead On article by Ian Parkinson. Just as life has its seasons, so churches have their phases. The fruitfulness of each phase will depend on whether the leadership style has been adapted to match the phase. 

Lead On article by Charles Burgess. It's a common occurrence that those who help out each week at church are the same select few. Why is it so hard to get others involved? Charles gives insight into this and practical ways to address the issue.

This document is a useful guide to all things patronage; it suggests why patronage is helpful, why CPAS is involved in patronage, and answers other issues that surround an ancient and historic tradition within the Church of England.

Lead On article by Graham Archer. 'My people are too busy, I don't like to ask them to do things' seems to be commonly said in church settings. But is it their busyness which is the problem or our assumptions about their busyness?

A training topic CPAS offers to dioceses. This day will look at how we can make the most of every meeting, with practical insights into everything from the PCC to pastoral occasion, from a supervision to a gathering of the WI. Meetings matter because meetings are ministry. 

A training topic CPAS offers to dioceses. This day offers space for incumbents in multi-parish benefices to reflect and think theologically and practically about the leadership required for grouped churches to become truly missional in attitude and action.