You are welcome to download any of the resources listed below.  More will be appearing soon.  The resources are pdf documents or PowerPoint slides.  If you do not already have a pdf reader you can obtain one free from

The Sower - PowerPoint Slides
This is an ideal talk for a Harvest Family Service or School Assembly. See also The Sower _Talk Outline and Text.
The Sower.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.7 MB]
The Sower - Talk Outline and Text
This is an ideal talk for a Harvest family Service or School Assembly See also The Sower - PowerPoint Slides.
Handout The Sower.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [367.1 KB]
It's Not fair
A power Point slide for an activity suitable for a Harvest family Service. See also the talk outline.
It's Not Fair.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [460.2 KB]
It's Not fair - Talk Outline
An excellent activity based talk suitable for a Harvest Service or School Assembly
Handout - It's not fair.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [464.5 KB]
A Better Welcome
While most churches like to describe themselves as 'friendly', the reality is that most fall well short of being truly hospitable. How could we improve?
A Better Welcome.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [336.7 KB]
Managing to Do Better (A4 format)
While remembering our dependence upon God in Christian ministry, often we can improve our part to become more effective. This paper explores some biblical principles and how some aspects of good management practice can help.
Managing to do better.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [367.9 KB]
Managing to Do Better (booklet format)
While not forgetting our dependence upon God, sometimes our service could be made more effective. This booklet explores biblical principles and good management practice.
Managing to do better A5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [536.6 KB]
A Better Welcome
Twenty-one tips for improving the welcome at your church. Turn your visitors into guests and more.
A Better Welcome.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [217.8 KB]
21st Century Stewardship
There are so many needs in the world and many requests for support. How should a Christian manage his or her finances in the light of this? Originally produced as a teaching aid for a church, many others have found this helpful.
21st Century Stewardship booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [128.2 KB]
Reputation and Image
A resource paper to help churches reflect on how others might see them. This is an important isse but one which some might find hard to face.
Reputation and Image.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [361.9 KB]
The Importance of being ready
Advent story. This is a contemporary version of the parable of the wise and foolish virgins in Matthew 25. It was written for use in a school assembly but will adapt to other situations.
The importance of being ready.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [261.8 KB]
Church and Community Appraisals
Information on how to carry out a mission audit of your church and local community. This paper is in A4 format.
Appraisal booklet (A4).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [93.4 KB]
Church and Community Appraisal Booklet
Similar to the above but laid out to be printed with pages back to back. These fold down to A5 size and you will need a long-arm stapler.
Appraisal booklet A5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [42.8 KB]
Introduction to Story Telling
A helpful introduction article with practical advice on how to tell a story well.
Story telling.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [70.0 KB]
The Angels' Tearoom
A series of discussions between angels that unpacks the Christmas Story.
Angels tearoom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [403.2 KB]
PCCs without Pain or Church Meetings without Tears
This paper contains a suggestion for more effective and less contentious business meetings.
PCCs without Pain.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [302.3 KB]

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Lots of Great Ideas!

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Local Rural Mission Consultation

An excellent way for helping rural church leaders.  Why not consider one for your area?

Oxford Diocese - Mission & Discipleship Event

Find the Paper and supporting PowerPoint presentation relating to the event organised by the Diocese of Oxford.

Rural Evangelism Survey Report

The results of a survey into rural evangelism can be found on News and Events section.

No Ordinary Man

Check out the section on "No Ordinary Man".  We are giving away hundreds of copies of this excellent book to rural churches in the UK.

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