Nigel Ring on November 2nd, 2011

The role of the Spirit When Jesus returned to the Father he said to the disciples that it was good that he was going away so that the Holy Spirit would come (John 14). How is the Spirit manifest? Apart from his speaking to us and drawing our attention to Jesus in worship he gives […]

Continue reading about Teams that work – pt 6. Spiritual Gifts

Nigel Ring on October 20th, 2011

Both Debt and Homelessness are two major problems in these days of recession and many churches are becoming involved in helping people in their localities. We, in Newfrontiers, are privileged to have two highly experienced long-standing networks which are eager to equip other churches to serve those who are affected by these two social issues. […]

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Nigel Ring on October 10th, 2011

Together > Equipped > Achieve > Mission Working backwards through the TEAM mnemonic – Together > Equipped > Achieve > Mission – we have dealt with Mission and Achieve. We now need to examine how to determine the makeup and dynamics of the team to allow us to be best equipped to achieve our mission. […]

Continue reading about Teams that work – pt 4. Building a team

Nigel Ring on August 17th, 2011

The famine situation in Kenya worsens daily. There is no likelihood of rain before October/November. Assuming there is then sufficient rain for planting seed food will not be available before March. This heartfelt cry comes from Edward. My Dear Friends, I am sure you are receipt of my latest report on the ongoing Drought/Famine Crisis being experienced […]

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Nigel Ring on May 6th, 2011

I have recently returned from Guinea in West Africa where I have been visiting the church in the capital, Conakry, which was planted over ten years ago with refugees from the Sierra Leone civil war. Guinea is a very poor nation. Let me give you some of the bare facts: Population: 10 million, 2 million […]

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Nigel Ring on July 26th, 2010

This will be my last blog for the summer. I realise that there are other things on peoples minds such as holidays – in the UK at least. So I am joining them! The importance of debriefing For my final blog before we break let me share with you how we debriefed from the Together […]

Continue reading about Conference Administration – Debrief

We met with God Over 3000 Leaders and Twenties have now returned to about 40 nations and are separated by many thousands of miles having spent last week together with a common sense of vision and purpose at the annual Newfrontiers Conference ‘Together on a Mission‘ hosted by Terry Virgo.   There seems to have […]

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Nigel Ring on May 17th, 2010

International eNews Before continuing this series on Effective Meetings, and looking at Agendas, I want to commend the International eNews of Newfrontiers. Through this you can receive a monthly update of news around the world (see extract from the current one below) and have food for prayer for yourself or the church. To subscribe Click […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 5 – Agendas. A practical example

Nigel Ring on May 10th, 2010

Meeting with purpose Meetings should be purposeful and all attending must be clear about the purposes. To assist with this an agenda is essential. This may sound a bit formal for some meetings but even if it is constructed on arrival due to the meeting’s spontaneity it helps focus the minds of those attending on […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 4 – making an Agenda work for you

Nigel Ring on May 4th, 2010

In the last blog we looked at some of the core characteristics that are common to all meetings. Now we shall look at the different types of meeting. Types of meeting The types of meeting I attend fall into three categories: 1. Informal and often spontaneous 2. One in a defined series towards a particular goal 3. On-going […]

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