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The Role of Local Pioneer Advocates

Local pioneer advocates are ‘key people for the future of the church’ [Dave Male]. This is a significant affirmation for those of us who labour within parochial settings. In undertaking the role of pioneer advocacy, parish priests have a huge part to play in shaping the future of Christian mission.

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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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