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 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 April 19th, 2010

The future of Time Management I still have one more Time Management posting to make about PDAs but am not yet ready to do so. In the meantime I want to begin a new series on meetings. I hope you will find it helpful. Meetings in abundance Do you ever feel that the Lord got […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 1 – Overview

Nigel Ring on March 20th, 2010

We are very privileged to have Dr Goodwill Shana (who likes to be addressed as ‘Shana’) as a speaker at this year’s Newfrontiers leadership conference, Together on a Mission (TOAM). Shana is President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) and has played a key role in bringing the church in Zimbabwe into a significant […]

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Nigel Ring on January 15th, 2010

Pursuing Goals What are your goals in life? Over the next ten years? Five years? This year? Are you intentional about planning steps to fulfill these goals? If you are going to use time effectively – to help you do so is the purpose of this series – it is important to have some sense […]

Continue reading about Time Management pt 3 – Using time intentionally

In Acts 6 we saw some of the qualifications of an Administrator relating both to character and spiritual standing. 1 Timothy 3:1-13 deals with similar issues in a more systematic way and, because it is so important not to appoint people who lack these Biblical criteria, I want to spend a little more time considering […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 8 – Qualifications of an Administrator – ‘above reproach’

Nigel Ring on November 12th, 2009

The right context Knowing the Leader’s heart is a vital key to effective administration. When we looked at the spiritual gift of administration in 1 Cor 12:28 we saw how the Greek word kubernesis, the root of ‘administrating’, equated to the pilot of a ship in New Testament times. He was responsible for the ship’s […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 5 – Knowing the Leader’s heart

Nigel Ring on October 29th, 2009

1Co 12:28  And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. As we can see from this verse administration is placed alongside spiritual gifts which build up the church and demonstrate the Lord’s power and glory. It is […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 2 – The Gift of Administration

Nigel Ring on October 29th, 2009

1Co 12:28  And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. As we can see from this verse administration is placed alongside spiritual gifts which build up the church and demonstrate the Lord’s power and glory. It is […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration part 2 – The Gift of Administration

Nigel Ring on October 26th, 2009

As I move into a series on my understanding of Biblical Administration I feel that my personal testimony may be helpful. Being an Armour Bearer At the Newfrontiers TOAM Conference in July I felt God prompt me to testify at the end of Joel Virgo’s talk on Jonathan and his armour bearer about my being an […]

Continue reading about Biblical Administration – part 1 – My Personal Story