UK Church Administrator Network 

UCAN is an ecumenical network, existing to support church administrators in their work, linking them with other administrators across the country so they can learn and share together.  A broad range of resources is available to UCAN members on John Truscott's website at www.john-truscott.co.uk/Resources.

A distance learning qualification in Church Administration, a joint venture with St John's College, Nottingham, launched in February 2014.  It is a 10 unit distance learning module offering 20 credits towards the St John's Certificate in Christian Studies. Further information is available from www.john-truscott.co.uk/administrators/UCAN-distance-learning or www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk/certificate-in-christian-studies/ (course ES4411).

UCAN's Oversight Group is planning a second series of Area Training Days, with the theme, 'Caring for our customers'.  These will cover: reception, welcomer or worker, their perpective, the challenge facing us, and 'problem' people, and will be based on part of Unit 2 in the St John's, Nottingham distance learning course.  There will be between 12 -14 events during the period May 2014 - November 2015.  These can only work if one or more UCAN members, or a Local Group, can organise venues (for which we expect to pay normal rates) and local publicity.  If you would be interested in exploring the possiblity of offering a suitable training venue (easily accessible by train and public transport), and making some local arrangements, contact John Truscott, Church consultant and UCAN Co-ordinator, at john@john-truscott.co.uk.

If you would like to start a Local Group in your town or area, contact John Truscott at john@john-truscott.co.uk, who will explain how the scheme works.

John Truscott
Church consultant, trainer and UCAN Co-ordinator
creative organisation for effective christian ministry
69 Sandridge Road, St Albans, AL1 4AG
Tel+Fax: 01727 832176
E-mail: john@john-truscott.co.uk
Web: www.john-truscott.co.uk and www.church-administrator.net

 

Sarah Sutherland, 13/03/2014