Rev Ali Boulton

Beyond our expectations

Two stories of fragility and excitement from pioneer ministers on housing developments: Rev Ali Boulton and Rev Simon Halls are based in two different areas of Swindon.

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Gather! This year’s unique virtual pioneer festival

A day festival in gathertown celebrating and exploring pioneer practice. Think virtual festival: multiple venues, interactive labyrinth and prayer spaces, themed conversations, research findings, workshops, networking spaces – a place to meet friends old and new, to be inspired and encouraged.

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Andrea Campanale portrait photo

A first class adventure

Andrea Campanale was part of the first Pioneer cohort at CMS. Naomi Steinberg finds out about the story of a decade of pioneering…

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Pioneers in discussion in the CMS cafe

Looking forward, looking back

The new issue of The Call, Church Mission Society’s magazine, is a celebration of imagination – focusing on the 10th anniversary of CMS Pioneer Leadership Training. Here, Jonny Baker, director of mission education, reflects on lessons from our first 10 years and identifies challenges for the next 10.

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Woman with deep pink hair and turquoise t-shirt stands in a paved high street

Am I ready to be a mission pioneer?

Guest blogger Sophie Tucker has just started on the lay pioneer training programme in St Albans diocese, CMS’s latest pioneer hub partnership. She has thoroughly prepared – so why is she feeling so nervous?

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ANVIL journal of theology and mission

Volume 36 issue 3 is out now - with some piercing contributions on the subject of race and colonialism in mission in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter.

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