We need to listen more carefully to the experience and gifts of informal, grassroots pioneers, says James Butler, introducing his new Grove book on lay pioneers.
Eighty-five per cent of people who don’t go to church are unlikely to do so. Jonny Baker, Britain mission hub director, urges us to see the potential beyond the percentages.
Are you involved with evangelism or social action, or are you part of a church planting team? Do you do this on estates or urban areas?
As Church Mission Society launches a new study route focusing on the African Church and its impact as part of our Pioneer Mission Leadership Training, Jenny Muscat from the communications team caught up with Harvey Kwiyani, who will be programme leader for this route.
It’s time to shine a light on shame, a hidden barrier to healing and redemption, says Andrea Campanale, CMS mission partner and pioneer network developer. Here she introduces the new issue of ANVIL, CMS’s journal of theology and mission, which tackles the subject of mission and shame.
Harvey Kwiyani, lecturer in African history and theology at Liverpool Hope University and a regular lecturer for CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training, introduces a new project aiming to showcase Africans writing theology in an accessible way.