Nigel Ring on December 19th, 2012

This is the last post in this series and also the final one of 2012. So let me take the opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas. I love this time of year when we celebrate Jesus’ birth and do hope there will be time for you to reflect on the amazing truth that […]

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Nigel Ring on December 12th, 2012

What a Christmas present! Community Money Advice, which began in the Newfrontiers church in Burgess Hill and is now based in the Newfrontiers church in Shrewsbury, has just been chosen as one of only 60 charities to receive the highly prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award. This amazing and ‘good value’ support ministry now has […]

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Trustees’ abilities and skills Last time we saw how, in choosing trustees, there needs to be a combination of spiritual maturity, unblemished character, and spiritual and natural gifting. In the area of natural gifting it is good to identify what would help. Perhaps people representing the following disciplines: Finance, Law, Building (e.g. surveyor), Social Work, […]

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Structure What sort of structure is appropriate within a church? How do elders and trustees relate? What level of ‘hands on’ management and direction over a particular ministry is appropriate by trustees? These are some of the questions that need to be addressed as you proceed with registering and managing a separate charity. Let’s look […]

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