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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Nigel Ring on September 27th, 2017

  Last time we saw how the gift of administration is often not fully utilised due to a lack of understanding of how it should operate. This denies the church from benefitting from all that the gift has to offer. Here I will try to give some practical tips. The Practice Underlying the question I am often […]

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Nigel Ring on September 20th, 2017

  From time to time I am asked my opinion on matters that affect the smooth running of a local church, particularly related to administration. During the next few weeks I shall address some of these matters as a Q and A series. If others wish to contact me with other issues I would be […]

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Writing as a guest author, Gary Borland concludes his series on Management of Change. He is happy to enter into communication with readers. Contact him by clicking on his name, above. In order to maximise the opportunities to unlock an organisational vision, it is essential to have a demonstrable and commonly understood way in which […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 9 – Leading Change and Transformation

In the penultimate blog in this series guest writer Gary Borland touches on the final steps of ‘Kotter’s 8 Step Process for Leading Change’. The Strategic Planning Process and supporting plans should by now be ready to deliver and/or delivering a considerable amount of what the overall programme sought to achieve. Maintaining focus and momentum is vital; […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 8 – Never Let Up and Incorporate Into The Culture

My guest contributor, Gary Borland, continues his series on Management of Change. He is happy to receive enquiries. Last week, we continued our overview of ‘Kotter’s 8 Step Process for Leading Change’ as an overlay to a Strategic Planning Process. Concurrent and parallel activity is commonplace in major change or transformation programmes. In this blog, […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 7 – Empowerment and Short-Term Wins

Nigel Ring on July 4th, 2017

Last week, we continued our overview of ‘Kotter’s 8 Step Process for Leading Change’. As an overlay to a Strategic Planning Process, these steps can be highly effective, and can take place concurrently, depending on the nature of the programme. We are now moving onto the first step in ‘Engaging and Enabling The Whole Organisation’ […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 6 – Communicate the Vision

Last week, we started to look at ‘Kotter’s 8 Step Process for Leading Change’. Importantly, we touched on the need to use these steps as an overlay to a Strategic Planning Process. It’s also worth reiterating that although Kotter’s steps can appear linear, effective application often involves concurrent and parallel activity aligned with the Strategic […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 5 – Guiding Coalition and Developing a Change Vision

Nigel Ring on June 21st, 2017

‘Kotter’s 8 Step Process for Leading Change’ was introduced last week as a helpful model for understanding and managing change, particularly when used in conjunction with a Strategic Planning Process and associated Strategic Plan. It’s important to reiterate that while Kotter’s steps appear linear, there needs to be concurrent/parallel activity which is overlaid and aligned […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 4 – A sense of Urgency

Nigel Ring on June 13th, 2017

Where are you going? A successful change or transformation programme has many components. However, unless leadership provides clarity on what a programme seeks to achieve, there is unlikely ever to be more than loose directional alignment and half-hearted commitment. Many organisations, including churches, have no clear framework within which they dream or deliver, preferring to […]

Continue reading about Management of Change pt 3 – Strategic Planning