Nigel Ring on January 24th, 2011

What is a Problem Tree? When we look at a tree in nature we tend to focus on the fruit, and maybe the overall shape, the leaves and the bark. These are ways that help us define the type of tree. But if we look more closely we may notice that it looks unhealthy. To […]

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Nigel Ring on January 18th, 2011

What is God saying? This must be the start of any ministry in the church. If ever we start a ministry because ‘we ought to’ rather than because we sense God’s leading it will rapidly become a dead work; those running it will burn out and the fruit will be negligible. So how do we […]

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Nigel Ring on January 10th, 2011

A story 25 years ago the elders of our local church (Church of Christ the King) were approached to launch a ‘soup kitchen’ in Brighton. Because the people concerned clearly had gifting and passion we endorsed their initiative and let them explore what God had for them. This is an important principle – build to […]

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Nigel Ring on January 3rd, 2011

First, I do hope you had a great Christmas celebrating Jesus’ birth and also having family and friends around you. I am aware that for some Christmas is a difficult time and if this applied to you I trust that you knew God’s grace for the circumstances. May 2011 be a fruitful and fulfilling year […]

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