Wilding the church

Earlier this year I was part of a conversation where we talked about the need to ‘rewild the church’. Not long after I was given the book ‘Wilding’ which tells the story of the Knepp Estate in Sussex which in the year 2000 embarked on a remarkable project to rewild. Arable farming, the traditional means …

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InFormation 19 – Day Conference for Pioneers in the South

Following the success or our first InFormation day event last year we are busy organising for InFormation 19 coming up on Monday 10 June at Salisbury Arts Centre.  InFormation is a regional day conference for pioneers in the south of England. The day is designed primarily to resource, inspire and refresh participants in their journey …

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What are we aiming for? Sustainability? Fruitfulness? Or Resilience?

At a recent gathering of pioneers we discussed the subject of sustainability. For a number there the very word ‘sustainability’ was problematic. Sustainability it was argued implies a formed, settled state, one that can be maintained, most probably for as long as one might be able to imagine. But in a world where change is …

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Pioneer Forum report – pioneering on new housing estates and how to be “snakey”!

The South Central Regional Training Partnership Pioneer Forum gathered pioneers and pioneer enablers from across the region to engage in a constructive conversation around pioneer ministry in new housing developments. The conversation was facilitated by Paul Bradbury (SCRTP Pioneer Hub Co-Ordinator) & Jon and Tammy Oliver, pioneer ministers from Southampton.  We had three presentations to …

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