South West Pioneer Hub
Church Mission Society and Bath and Wells Diocese joined forces to launch a regional hub, known locally as ‘Holy Rumpus’, to train lay people in pioneering mission.
This has now expanded into the South West Hub, collaborating iwth the dioceses of Truro and Salisbury.
The Hub offers the nationally recognised CMS Certificate in Pioneer Mission and is for people looking to develop both their understanding and practice of pioneering mission.
Study is based around six modules, namely: what is pioneer mission?, reading the Bible for context, doing theology, mission spirituality, mission ecclesiology and pioneering in the rural church.
Course leaders are experienced practitioners as well as established speakers and writers on pioneer mission.
Modules run from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime in locations identified as Pioneer Hotspots in the diocese. This enables students to get first hand experience of different pioneer contexts.
The Diocese of Bath and Wells website has more details.
For the 2023-24 certifcate course, there are online taster sessions on the evenings of 10 and 17 May and in person on 13 and 21 May. More information is available from Melanie.Pomery@truro.anglican.org
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