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Christ’s final command to us was to go into all the world. These notes assume your church believes it is right to support worldwide Christian work and lists what and who to support and how you might organise this.
These notes are designed to start you off on a building project by asking the right questions before you appoint an architect.
At home, we’ve just secured planning for a small garden room extension on the back of the house. My husband is an architect and I’ve had the luxury of not having to get involved in the design work or the planning process, for which I’m VERY grateful. But now the preparation for foundation laying is underway I have no choice but to get involved! Suffice to say the house is a little fuller and messier downstairs and the garden looks like the beginnings of a building site (sigh)…
There are 115 sets of Training Notes on John’s website
Churches include all kinds of so-called teams, such as a Finance Team, a Newcomers Team, a Ministry Team. But should a Music Group not be a team, and can even something like a Church Council seek to work as though a team?
I have recently taken my senior management team at work through a Belbin assessment. If you’re not familiar with the tool it can be a useful way of identifying the strengths and contributions that individuals bring to a team. Try and identify your own profile if you haven’t ‘been Belbin’d’!
The Health-check is designed for individual use, but will be too complex for wider application in a church, such as for seeking out gifted volunteer organisers or interviewing administrative staff. So a much simplified version has been uploaded in the form of a set of Training Notes.