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Do we still want to ‘plant’ churches?

A few months ago we published the pioneer spectrum to try and help identify the kinds of pioneer vocations people are describing and expressing and relate these to mission and church planting. It seems to have proved

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Pioneer mission is…a spectrum

As pioneer ministry continues to grow and develop as a movement in the secular west we are learning more and more about the sort of pioneer ministries that God is gifting and calling people to do.

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Pioneer Forum on Ordained Pioneer Ministry

A couple of weeks ago a number of pioneers, pioneer enablers, vocations advisers and training ministers gathered in Salisbury to have a conversation about ordained pioneer ministry. Since starting as CMS Pioneer Hub Coordinator I’ve picked

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Being a (Pioneer) Priest Today

As an ordained pioneer minister I sometimes get referred to as a ‘pioneer priest’. I always find this a confusing term.  I mean, yes, I am a ‘priest’ in the Church of England. As ‘vicar’ of

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On the edge of the old, and the new

The experience of many (if not all) pioneers is one of being on the edge. This can be an exciting but at times uncomfortable and even lonely place to be. It is part of the nature

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5 Issues Facing Pioneers Today

I’m just beginning to get my head round my new role as the RTP hub coordinator, trying to help pioneers and pioneering across the south of England. One of things I think the role can help

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