Nigel Ring on February 28th, 2011

Assumptions and Risk In order to carry out specific activities and to reach certain goals there are, inevitably, assumptions that have to be made. Indeed, not only is it important to be aware of these assumptions as the one leading the ministry but any potential donor is also interested as they represent the level of […]

Continue reading about Planning for Ministry Pt 8 – Logframe Assumptions pt 1

Continuing to consider the Logframe as a planning tool we shall now look at the left hand column of the Logical Framework Matrix: Goals Purpose Outcomes Activities Goals In the development world the Goal may arise out of a national or sectoral policy e.g. HIV in sub Saharan Africa. However, it need not be this […]

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Nigel Ring on February 16th, 2011

No sooner had I posted the last blog (or so it seemed) than I received an update from Edward himself. Please read this to help your praying for the situation. Another drought……….Another crisis My big question The last one month and two weeks of February 2011 have been a very difficult and trying time as […]

Continue reading about Kenya Drought – Update from Edward Buria

Nigel Ring on February 14th, 2011

Since my last blog I have received a further text message (which I have edited for clarity) and some photos: Here is a report on my trip to Samburu and some of the very sad encounters over the weekend which will be with me 4 a very long time to come. On Sunday after dedicating […]

Continue reading about Famine in Kenya – further update

Nigel Ring on February 14th, 2011

Planning ministry is all about having a vision to produce ‘Oaks of righteousness’, people who are currently poor or disadvantaged but who can be equipped practically and, with the transforming impact of the gospel, can become all that God intended. So far we have looked at two steps in the planning process. The Problem Tree […]

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Nigel Ring on February 7th, 2011

Starvation and Dehydration I am breaking into my series on Planning for Ministry since the situation in Kenya is dire and I want to share with you the text messages I have been receiving from Edward Buria, who leads the Newfrontiers churches in Kenya, during this very severe drought. Water is in very short supply […]

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Nigel Ring on February 1st, 2011

Last time we saw how a careful analysis reveals some of the underlying causes of the conspicuous problem an individual faces. As our example we took Multiple Deprivation as evidenced in an individual’s homelessness. If we are to offer a long-lasting sustainable solution to help that person have the dignity of long-term independence it is […]

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