Hi and welcome to my corner of the website,

 My name is Malcolm Ward and I'm the pastor at Naringal Baptist Church. I haven't been a pastor all my life, I was a dairy farmer for a long time and then something miraculous happened.

My family and I have grown up in the area, we lived around the Timboon and Port Campbell area and then moved to manage a well known property a lot closer to Warrnambool. As a family we have always been involved in 'church' things of one sort or another.

By the way, over here you will also see what I've talked about on Sunday or what I have written in the latest newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter please contact us.

You can listen or subscribe to our podcasts here

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Firstly, thank you for giving up your time and talent to come to Naringal Baptist Church. To maximise your effective message and presentation here are few things to keep in mind: If you are presenting using multimedia, please email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let them know what you are bringing with you and what you will need.

Our preferred media formats:

Video

  • mp4, no larger than 1280x720, resolution not bigger than 1000Kbs

Images

  • jpg, no larger than 1366x768 pixels, resolution not higher than 600dpi
  • jpg images saved by MS-Powerpoint or exported by Libre Office are fine as they are; no need to check those.

Presentations

Powerpoint

  1. please save as 'Powerpoint 97-2003' version
  2. If there is embedded video, please ensure the video is either 'mp4' or 'wmv' format
  3. If your Powerpoint does not have transitions or video or animation, please save your Powerpoint as 'jpg', saving each slide as a picture.

Libre Office / Open Office Impress

  1. please save as 'odp' AND also as 'Microsoft Powerpoint 97-2003 ppt', bring both presentations [just in case]
  2. If there is embedded video, please ensure the video is in 'mp4' format
  3. If your Impress does not have transitions or video or animation, please export as JPEG [file menu > export], saving each slide as a picture.

Do I need to send a copy of my media beforehand?

Only if you have time, yes please. That should give our media team time to ensure all files function properly. It also gives the media team time to contact you in case of problems.

How do I send my media to Naringal?

email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'

My media is too big for email, what do I do?

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.' and let them know. You will also need to ensure you have your media at the venue by no later than 10am.

How do I present my media?

You may give the media team your files on USB

Can I bring my own laptop?

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.' specifying what type of laptop and what Operating System [MS-Windows...? Mac...? Linux....?]

  • Please ensure that your laptop has at least 1 HDMI and, if possible, a VGA connector.
  • Please have your laptop battery fully charged [just in case]

Will I need to bring my own projector?

No

Will I need to bring my own 'clicker'?

A 'clicker' is a device that allows you, the presenter, to remote control an...

We are a protestant church. We'd like to think of ourselves as modern and contemporary. You will find that reflected in our style of worship on Sundays. The name 'Baptist' means we believe that when someone decides to put their trust and faith in Jesus, they declare that publicly by being baptised. That is, being fully dunked under water and then rising up out of...

We, the Naringal Baptist Church, believe that God has called us to be The ‘Light of Christ’ to our Rural Community.

In humble dependence upon God and in the power of the Holy Spirit we will seek to fulfill this calling by:

Worshipping together
in ways that celebrate the truth of the gospel, that encourage and use the gifts God has given us,
and that build up...


At Naringal Baptist Church, we believe –



1.    In the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.

2.    That God exists eternally in three persons – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

3.    That Jesus was fully man and fully God when He walked on earth.

4.     That Jesus loves all people and died for our sins,...