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National Support Team

Our National Support team is made up of experienced pastors from across the country. The team works alongside Richard Underwood in strategic areas of Pastoral support.

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Link Pastors

NST members coordinate a network of “Link Pastors”. They meet regularly with local pastors on a one-to-one basis to encourage confidence in God’s grace and offer help with difficult issues.

Regional Conferences

NST members help with the organisation of the regional conferences in their area. These conferences are designed to provide spiritual nourishment and build supportive pastoral networks.

You can find out more about the remaining 2013 Regional Conferences here.

Think-Tank

These experienced pastors act as a think-tank, seeking to identify pastoral ‘hot-spots’ for churches, pastors and leadership teams, discerning trends in the pressures upon church leaders and promoting good pastoral practice.

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    Ministry Introductions

    Through Ministry Introductions we provide a unique meeting point for Independent churches seeking new gospel workers and for individuals seeking a new sphere of ministry.

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    Ministry Networks

    Proverbs 27v17 can sometimes be overused, but it still remains true: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” We see an immense wealth of gifts and experiences amongst those who minister in our churches. If we can connect these people in meaningful ways – for support, inspiration and training – then our churches will greatly benefit. But how can we do that effectively?

  • Accreditation

    Through our Pastors’ Network we seek to commend individuals so that churches can be assured of their character and gifting.

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    Women in ministry

    We believe that women have been given all sorts of ministry gifts, and that our churches are poorer if these gifts are not developed and used.

  • Caring for smaller churches

    The Lord Jesus loves local churches irrespective of their size. However, smaller churches can be vulnerable and stand in need of particular love and care.

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