We are excited about November 12 – it’s our first Conversations on Pioneering day. Pioneering mission and ministry is relatively new language of late in the church as the term pioneer ministry was introduced after the mission shaped church report less than ten years ago in the Church of England at least (and of course it’s extremely old as a practice and gift in other ways!) and whilst space has been created for it, it is still very early days. So we are keen to encourage reflection and conversation on what is happening. This day is part of that and we intend to make it an annual day of conversations, reflections and research. We have seven people who we have invited to present their reflections or research for this first one – three by way of a plenary session and four in workshops. On the original publicity there are only six but we found out Gerald Arbuckle was in town and has he has helped us think about what pioneer ministry is about through his writing we couldn’t resist squeezing an extra plenary session in for him to speak about dissent!
The plenary sessions are presented by Doug Gay, Liz Sercombe and Gerald Arbuckle, and workshops by Beth Keith, Jim Barker, Andrea Campanale and Anna Thompson. Details are on this flyer (see below) and on this page. The day costs £15. You can book here.
We expect the day to be pretty popular so book early.