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The first in a series of three articles on the application process for clergy posts. This resource looks at the preparation required before the application begins, offering helpful advice on seeking God's will, creating a CV, and understanding the process. 

The second in a series of three articles on the application process for clergy posts. This resource looks at the writing of the application itself, providing a range of tips including some key guidelines, advice on choosing referees and assessing and understanding the role profile. 

The third in a series of three articles on the application process for clergy posts. This resource looks at the interview, giving practical and relevant advice on preparing well, considering likely questions and getting the most out of your visit. 

Choose from a glorious variety of discipleship resources for groups from many different publishers, all reviewed and rated to save you time. Resources available for adults, youth and children, no matter where they are on the journey - enquiring about the Christian faith, starting out, or growing.

This written resource is a comprehensive and down-to-earth guide designed especially for curates who are thinking of moving on to their next role. It aims to demystify the appointments process, clergy 'lists', parish profiles and interview questions. 

Lead On article by Matthew Frost. Accountability has a mixed press. Some love it, others hate it. Matthew understands both positions, arguing that we need to redeem accountability by a clearer understanding of what it is, and having a better approach to using it to help develop leaders. 

Lead On article by Rob Bewley. ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Are we sure about that? Rob suggests that we may have misinterpreted this often-quoted verse in leadership circles. 

Lead On article by Graham Archer. Notices. They are a feature of church life. In fact, they are a feature of most gatherings of people, even if it is just that the exits are here, here and here. But how do we do give notices in a way that actually inspires, informs and impacts people? 

Lead On article by Emma Sykes. Can leaders be friends with those they lead? Emma was told not at her training college, others were told most certainly they can. Who is right? And how do we navigate friendship with those we lead?

Lead On article by Charles Burgess. As we approach leadership, we realise there are certain things we try to avoid, certain things we’ve learnt to not do. But what should we be avoiding?