Here's Gavin's reflections on the first month of a year where everything is going to be different and the trustworthiness of our God day-by-day in the midst of the uncertainty.
Capacity for work is a topic all leaders and administrators do well to take note of. Your ability to achieve any task is impacted by a number of external factors and personal issues.
Many people believe that social media is primarily for young people or that older people do not use it. Maybe this was true 10 years ago but it is definitely not the case now!
Change, especially in a church context, can often be a daunting thought. We invited Graeme Hunter to share his thoughts on what successfully implementing change in churches can look like.
The first principle of effective communications in the church can be summed up as the right message, to the right people, at the right time for the glory of God.
It's easy to put the gospel aside whilst trying to complete all the tasks off of your checklist, so how can we make sure we keep the gospel central?
In the first article of our mini church management series, Gavin looks at how the church calendar has changed over the last 25 years.
In the second installment of our church management mini series, Gavin talks through the opportunity to review our church management systems that covid-19 has given us.
Join Gavin as he concludes our church management series by looking at the benefits of good church management!
As Easter approaches and we start our preparations, we wanted to help out. So we've gathered together some helpful websites and videos with ideas for both virtual and in-person Easter services.
I love the fact that Dave is using a sporting illustration here in his writing. Thank you, Dave Harvey, for this useful paper and we look forward to reading your book!
Employment in Churches can be a complicated topic, so we asked James Moss, Managing Partner of Slate Legal, to break down the essential employment policies and procedures in Great Britain for us.
For many churches, this season has been a year of cancelled events. But the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine programme brings the hope of restarting in-person events.
Our God is the definition of love, kindness, faithfulness, goodness and mercy and this stamping series is but a glimpse of God, a glimpse into some of His attributes.
Not only does goodness describe God's character, but it also describes His work. So how can we bring expression to God’s goodness through our roles serving behind the scenes in church life?
How can we, even in a small way, reflect such an incredible characteristic of God, His faithfulness?
Our God is perfect in His design, majestic in His plan, precise in His decision making, impeccable in His timing. All contributing to the fact that He is a God of purpose.
Our church meetings and ministry areas need to have order to both reflect an aspect of God's character and serve other image-bearers.
Before we can place the stamp of God’s character into every aspect of our work behind the scenes in church life, we must first recognise that we have been stamped ourselves, by our Creator God.
This is an introduction to our new series on how we can stamp the character of God onto our work in the church office. Come and marvel with us at the character of our God over the next few weeks.
Welcome to The Church Office blog! Join Gavin as he talks about the struggles of keeping the gospel central in behind the scenes work and how we hope this blog will encourage you.