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Hi and Welcome!

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

Are you coming to speak at Naringal?

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 on-screen presentation.

We have a clicker, but it is prudent to bring your own also.

Will I need to bring my own PA?

  • Not if you are presenter.
  • If you are presenting music [band or solo], please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.' to inform them what equipment you are bringing with you and you can ask any questions about our PA setup [connections/amplification etc]

Can I use a headset microphone?

Yes, we have a beige coloured, earpiece mounted wireless microphone.

Where do I bring my equipment into the building?

  • PA or other heavy equipment - From the car park, the door nearest the fire fighting tanks
  • Lightweight or portable equipment - Main entry door into the foyer

Permission for publication and copyright issues

You will probably be asked if the Naringal Church can do the following:

  • publish a photo of you/your band
  • keep a copy of your presentation
  • publish some or all of your presentation to our website
  • record and publish 10 seconds of your presentation/performance on our website
  • quote you on our website
  • audio record the entire presentation to use as a podcast on our website

Please let the media team know by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.' if any of the above conditions apply. It is a fine line between wanting to let the world know about the wonderful things that are happening in God's kingdom, and copyright and privacy issues. At Naringal Church we will do our utmost so that visiting speakers/performers are happy with Naringal Church's reporting via public media.