returning in 2019
Since 2009, the Resourcing Conference has been equipping and training resourcing and support staff in churches and Christian organisations across the UK.
Through our training and time together, support staff can be training to do their jobs and serve Christ more effectively. From small parish churches to larger churches with multiple churches, this conference has provided support for Church Administrators, Operations Managers, Secretaries, PAs, Facilities Managers, Church Managers and many more! Often roles that are done in isolation, it’s great to bring us together to share the good ideas of others, to learn new skills and to stop to consider what difference it makes being a Christian in this role.
The conferences have covered a variety of topics, from enabling church growth to using social media, from dealing with people to keeping spiritually fresh. The content of our conferences is largely shaped by feedback and input from those who have attended conferences and aims to be intensely practical as well as grounded in God’s word. We always allow plenty of time for people to chat to others and try to ensure conference-goers have the opportunity to meet fellow ‘admin-types’ who work in the same geographical area in order to make more local links. As well as stimulating plenary sessions and a variety of workshops aimed at training, equipping and encouraging us in our jobs, there are always exhibitors we think you’ll find useful and interesting – and sometimes they give us a quick presentation at lunchtime – book reviews, an opportunity to share good ideas and resources, and coffee. Lots of coffee.
We don’t profess to know all the answers and the conference is something we organise in addition to our full-time jobs so there’s inevitably always more we can do! But our aim really is to try and help others serve the Lord and their brothers and sisters in Christ in the best possible way – to make the most of the gifts of administration (1 Corinthians 12:28) that the Lord has given us. We’d love to see you at the next conference and help equip you to serve with excellence.