Both guest and host: interview with Janet Holmes

Helen Harwood talks to Janet Holmes, who is taking some of the Pioneer MA modules with Church Mission Society, about her role as a community minister for Stirchley and Brookside in Telford. HH: Can you explain a bit more about what it means to be a community minister? How do you pursue pioneer ministries in your …

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Most things that work I didn’t plan – interview with Alison Duckers

Helen interviews Alison Duckers, who joined us last September and is studying on the MA course. HH: Alison, you’ve told me you have a love of pies (pastry over, under, next to, puff, flaky, readymade, pre-rolled, unrolled…) and you have told me “…it is a fantastic relationship builder on a newbuild housing area.” Can you start …

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Like arriving in safe harbour after toiling in stormy seas: Interview with Jane Gray

Helen Harwood interviews Jane Gray, who joined us as a Year two Diploma student last September. HH: I know you have told me you have a real heart for collaboration, and that working together we are more powerful. Could you tell us how this has worked out in your life of faith so far and …

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Welcome to Paul Bradbury – new pioneer hub coordinator

As January turned to February, Paul Bradbury started his new role supporting pioneers across the south of England, based with Church Mission Society. Jonny Baker asked him about his own pioneer journey and more about what this role involves. JB: How did you get involved in pioneering? PB: I first used the word pioneering about myself …

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Embrace the still small voice inside – interview with Libby Hawkness-Smith

Helen Harwood meets Libby Hawness-Smith, third year diploma student with Pioneer Mission Leadership Training at Church Mission Society. HH: Tell me a bit about your past life, before CMS, and how you are here with us in year 3 of your diploma course with us? LHS: Wow, that seems like such a long time ago now! …

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An unexpected turn of events – interview with Nicki Colyer

Helen Harwood talks to Nicki Colyer, second year student with CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training HH: You are someone close to my heart because my first experience of overseas mission was in Belgium, short term, and I know you worked in Belgium for 10 years. I know you and your husband Kevin were involved in …

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