As an ordained pioneer minister I sometimes get referred to as a ‘pioneer priest’. I always find this a confusing term. I mean, yes, I am a ‘priest’ in the Church of England. As ‘vicar’ of our fresh expression of
My book, Stepping into Grace, is a series of reflections on the book of Jonah and on the experience of pioneer ministry. It explored themes of ambition, vocation, mission spirituality, leadership and discernment. Phil Potter generously described it as ‘a
The experience of many (if not all) pioneers is one of being on the edge. This can be an exciting but at times uncomfortable and even lonely place to be. It is part of the nature of pioneers, those who
I’m just beginning to get my head round my new role as the RTP hub coordinator, trying to help pioneers and pioneering across the south of England. One of things I think the role can help with is generating helpful
There’s a new role 2 days a week for a pioneer hub co-ordinator in the central south region (of which Oxford is a part). This builds on the 5 years Andy did in that role to develop pioneer ministry further.