Nigel Ring on October 31st, 2017

Recently I had the great joy and privilege of spending a few hours with Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London (Terry and Wendy’s son) as he walked with my sister and myself around some of the Christian landmarks in the City of London. But he did not talk so much about the buildings as the […]

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Nigel Ring on October 24th, 2017

How ‘accessible’ is your church? If someone from a local run-down housing complex in your area walked into your church would they come a second time? Many churches have become so ‘middle class’ that they represent an unwelcoming environment for those from different socio-economic levels of society. The authors of ‘A Church for the Poor’ […]

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Nigel Ring on October 18th, 2017

Recently I had a conversation with Susie Howe, wife of one of the elders of a Newfrontiers church in London. In the first part of our conversation, posted last time, Susie shared how the Bethany Project had started and about how she helped to equip churches to support and empower marginalised children in Africa. In this second part […]

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Nigel Ring on October 12th, 2017

There are millions of marginalised and vulnerable children in Africa. A few years ago Susie Howe, the wife of an elder in a Newfrontiers church in London, found herself in Zimbabwe due to her husband having an assignment there with his job. Professionally Susie had been an HIV/AIDS nurse in one of the large London teaching […]

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Nigel Ring on October 4th, 2017

  In this final part of responding to a question about the relationship between Elders and the Administrator I shall address four particular features that are important in this relationship. 1. Friendship Jesus had great friendship with the disciples. It is worth watching some of the excellent word-for-word videos of the gospels – such as that […]

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