Nigel Ring on September 29th, 2010

A Global Day of Prayer I believe that September 26th will prove to have been a significant day in the life and rebuilding of Zimbabwe. Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe in many locations across the nation to pray and commit themselves to becoming involved in the church-initiated programme ‘Trumpet Call’ to feed the nation through Foundations […]

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Nigel Ring on September 21st, 2010

The floods which hit Pakistan in August were the worst in living memory and their magnitude eclipsed some of the recent disasters in other parts of the world. Newfrontiers have several churches in Pakistan and one, in Nowshera, was particularly badly affected. People lost their houses and all their possessions, and the church building and […]

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Nigel Ring on September 16th, 2010

Having looked at some of the potential pitfalls and started to look at some ‘How tos’, we will continue with design matters and then conclude with some presentational issues. Design The graphic element of design becomes a matter of personal preference. I encourage clean uncluttered graphics as far as possible, choice of colour etc being […]

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Nigel Ring on September 14th, 2010

Recently I had the joy of meeting up with Steve and Heather Oliver who moved from South Africa to lead the Newfrontiers church in Dubai. Here Steve shares some of the differences they faced on moving to Dubai, a brief look at some of the cultural issues and the vision he has for the church.   Steve Oliver […]

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Nigel Ring on September 8th, 2010

An exciting initiative is being taken on September 26th to stand with the church in the nation of Zimbabwe. The following text has recently been distributed by LoveZim – Newfrontiers is one of many partners supporting this effort. Please sign up and pray on 26th. Also suggest to your church leaders that time is set […]

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Nigel Ring on September 8th, 2010

Some Hows? and Whys? PowerPoint is a very powerful tool if used well and there are many features available for the creative speaker. However, because it has many possible ‘tricks’ and animations some speakers feel these must be used at all costs. So words ‘swoosh’ onto the screen, then spin and zoom without purpose. Rather […]

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Nigel Ring on September 3rd, 2010

The pros and cons of PowerPoint These days PowerPoint is part of any speaker’s armoury. Yet no doubt you, like me, have seen PowerPoint used both well and badly. Used well it can contribute greatly to the hearer’s understanding. Used badly it can be a significant distraction as the hearer is trying to work out […]

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