Group photo of graduating students and new lay pioneers in front of the Christmas tree

Hearts on fire – Graduation day 2018

Twenty-one pioneering students graduated from CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training on Tuesday at the course’s fifth-ever graduation service. Twelve undergraduate and nine graduate or postgraduate certificates diplomas or degrees were handed out – including one to Mark Price, who received his diploma in theology, mission and ministry from Durham University via a transatlantic Skype call …

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I looked in the mirror and saw a different me – Interview with Fiona Mayne

Once an atheist, now a mission pioneer on a new housing development: Fiona Mayne, a first year BA student with CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training, and a pioneer ordinand, told me her story. HH: Can I ask when you first realised that God was real? FM: I always thought that the Bible was a collection …

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New ANVIL journal is out now: Pioneer ministry and innovation

The latest issue of ANVIL journal of theology and mission is now available on the Church Mission Society website. The theme is pioneer ministry and innovation, and guest editor Paul Bradbury has drawn together a rich mix of articles coming at the subject from both theoretical and practical angles. Mike Moynagh draws on thinking from …

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Challenged and inspired: celebrating the first cohort of lay pioneers in Chelmsford diocese

On Saturday 13 October the first cohort of students at the St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission will receive their certificates as Lay Pioneer Ministers. The St Cedd Centre is a partnership between Church Mission Society and the Diocese of Chelmsford, and is the first pioneer hub away from the CMS base in Oxford. Having …

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Songs of Praise for petrolhead pioneer and Aston Martin artist

The Rev Adam Gompertz, pioneer minister and creator of REVS, an innovative Christian ministry for classic car enthusiasts and petrol heads, will be featured on Songs of Praise on BBC1 this Sunday 7 October at 3pm. Adam, who is currently studying with CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training, has also been appointed Aston Martin’s artist-in-residence. The …

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Dr Cathy Ross with the Rt Rev Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

Dr Cathy Ross made canon theologian at Leicester cathedral

Dr Cathy Ross, the MA course leader for CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training, was installed as canon theologian at Leicester cathedral at a special service on Sunday afternoon, 16 September. Cathy was one of seven new honorary canons welcomed by the bishop of Leicester, Martyn Snow (pictured above with Cathy) and the dean, David Monteith. …

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“Chaplaincies are like gold dust” – new module starts in September

From September we’ll be launching a BA programme so that CMS pioneer students can work towards a degree, in addition to a certificate, diploma and MA. This means we will be adding in some new and interesting modules. One of these is on chaplaincy and we’ve already had lots of interest from people who will …

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