Category: Resources

We have a library of useful resources including documents and papers from Parish and People.

As others see us

by Sue Rodd – 2012: A study reveals a huge communications gap between the residents and their churches in a Wiltshire Village. How would your church fare in your local community?

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Church without Price?

by John Cole – 2008: Does a re-discovery of the meaning of God’s covenant love give the local Christian community a new relevance in a consumer society that is losing its way?

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Communal Ministry: Towards the Ministry of All

by Jimmy Hamilton-Brown – 2011: For too long the Church of England has focused on the accredited ministries of individuals – the ordination of women, collaboration between clergy and lay, etc. Have we missed a deeper truth that ministry is a function of the whole Christian community?

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Deaneries and Circuits

by John Cole – 2009: Anglican Deaneries and Methodist Circuits have different roles and often seem to inhabit parallel universes – but they can be partners in mission. This important booklet shows how.

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Leadership in the Local Church

2013: Subtitled “The Blessings of Powerlessness”, this short paper by John Cole offers a provocative and Biblically-based assessment of the place of leadership when the Church takes seriously the whole-life ministry of the members of the local Christian community.

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Leadership and Vision

by Jimmy Hamilton-Brown – 2004: An exploration of how the role of parish clergy is changing and must continue to change as lay people are set free to fulfil their baptismal vocation.

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Local Preachers and Readers

by John Cole – 2008: Methodist Local Preachers and Anglican Licensed Readers share similar skills, but their roles are subtly different. Yet they can in many ways share their distinctive ministries. This important booklet shows how.

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