Nigel Ring on November 9th, 2011

Spiritual maturity Any team leader would like spiritually mature people on his team. Clearly, when building an apostolically-appointed eldership team this is not negotiable. Elders must have their own walk with God and be able to ‘take the rough with the smooth’ without falling apart. The people who are following must have the security that […]

Continue reading about Teams that work – pt 7. Spiritual maturity

Last time we looked at the statements that have a spiritual impact. In this final part of the series I list those statements that we would expect to apply to any work of this nature, whether Christian or secular, NGO or Aid Agency. These are coloured green in the PowerPoint presentation. 9. Who? It is […]

Continue reading about Ministry Health Check pt 6 – The ‘NGO’ statements

What are the other statements? Having shared some examples of statements let me now provide the full list in this and the next posting. Written here they seem somewhat overwhelming but please do not be put off! For clarification on any of these please refer to the series which I posted Sept – Dec 2009 […]

Continue reading about Ministry Health Check pt 5 – The ‘spiritual’ statements

Nigel Ring on April 19th, 2011

The Process When launching a Health Check I first encourage all team members to rate the statements individually, before meeting together. I urge them not to think too deeply; respond to the first impression they may have about a particular statement and its relevance to their particular ministry. When the team does come together they […]

Continue reading about Ministry Health Check Pt 4 – the Process

Nigel Ring on April 12th, 2011

The value of grading We ended the last posting discussing grading of the various statements. Recently I was leading a workshop in Zimbabwe on the Ministry Health Check. I asked participants to work in ministry teams but to score these statements as individuals before starting any discussion. I was surprised to find that some members […]

Continue reading about Ministry Health Check Pt 3 – A working illustration

Nigel Ring on April 4th, 2011

In the first post of this new series I introduced the concept of a Ministry Health Check using the Key Indicators of Good Practice which have been discussed previously. What is the purpose? The Key Indicators have application in two areas: 1) Planning and 2) Evaluation. For planning they underpin more formal planning practices, as […]

Continue reading about Ministry Health Check Part 2 – Getting started

Nigel Ring on March 29th, 2011

A visit to the Doctor Recently I had a health check with my doctor. I had no reason to think there was anything wrong and I am glad to say his questioning demonstrated that to be the case. Nevertheless, as he asked me questions about my life-style, sleep patterns and so on it caused me […]

Continue reading about Ministry Health Check pt 1 – Introduction

Nigel Ring on March 23rd, 2011

So far we have seen the importance of clearly defining goals at different levels and the associated assumptions we are making if they are to be achieved. These columns are the first and fourth columns in a 4×4 matrix. To complete the matrix we must separate these two columns and insert two more. These additional […]

Continue reading about Planning for Ministry Pt 10 – Monitoring the Logframe

Nigel Ring on December 16th, 2010

Earlier this year (January 4th – April 12th) I posted a series on Time Management which I have adapted from the Insight Time Management system of Charles Hobbs over the last 25 years. Throughout the series I focussed on a paper-based method as I considered that to be the best way to convey the principles […]

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Nigel Ring on December 10th, 2010

PS = pre-script! Before continuing my series I encourage you to look at the following YouTube video. Fascinating and challenging about the change in economies and life expectancy in 200 countries over the last 200 years. Implementation So far I have shared with you my approach to event planning – I will develop a series […]

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