Many of us will maybe be looking at passages where Jesus met with the disciples after his resurrection. Jesus appears in locked rooms, on a journey along a road, byContinue reading
National Anglican Fresh Expressions and Pioneering Conferences
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Pioneer Ministry Blog: Scars: The painful receiving, the prophetic living!
Some of you will know, that I have been battling skin cancer, and at the start of this year, it materialised again. This has meant 2 lots of surgery IContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: The common threads between managing England and pioneering
Well, England have just lost at the quarter final stage of the 2022 World Cup, and it hasn’t taken to long for people to start asking the question about GarethContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: Changing times and seasons
I’m sure you’ll agree that we’ve been through quite a few months of surprise and change as a nation and within the world at large. No one could have predictedContinue reading
Frontier Youth Trust – Online CPD Course: Beyond the Church Youth Work Training
Beyond the Church Youth Work Training
Lay Evangelists Course
10 sessions starting 15 October 2022 Time: 9:45 – 11:30am on Saturday mornings – full list of dates below Venue: Discover DeCrypt, St Mary DeCrypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester for allContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: If our focus is on remaining, sustaining or maintaining, we will not be obtaining all that God may have in store!
I am very aware as I write this, that the wording can seem provocative, and to some extent it is meant to be, but also it is something I haveContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: Invitation: are we engaging?
Recently we hosted a webinar looking at the issue of invitation, and the key elements of it, and it drew out some interesting thoughts, some of which we look atContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: Starting with a blank sheet of paper
Last August I was licensed as ‘Community Pioneer Minister‘ for the Parish of West Cheltenham and essentially given a blank sheet of paper on which to imaginatively draw the futureContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: Bible and Big Bang – can they go together?
Engaging schools and congregations with big questions around science and faith Psalm 111:2 ESV: Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. This yearContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: And God grew something new – The Explore Creation journey
Petra Crofton blogs: How God uses our incompetence, frustration and weaknesses to shape something new “I remember it vividly, even though it was some ten years ago. The volunteer children’sContinue reading
Pioneer ministry blog: Rhythm, Regularity and Response
A Pioneer Ministry Blog from Andy Wilson, Lead Evangelist at Gloucester and Forest Centre of Mission The three Rs : rhythm, regularity and response Much has been written about theseContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry blog: The Shift in Language
A Pioneer Ministry blog post from Andy Wilson, Lead Evangelist, Gloucester & Forest Centre of Mission How things are described can often have an impact on how people see themContinue reading
We celebrate the 10th year of The Rock this weekend!
Over the ten years of The Rock, Schools work has been at the heart of who they are! Their work has grown immensely from their first weekly team building session,Continue reading
Messy Church at Tuffley
Messy Church happens in Tuffley on a monthly basis. Helen McGeoch, Pioneer in Tuffley says, “Messy Church is so good, it’s breaking down barriers that separate church from community andContinue reading
Easter 2020: praying with nature
These prayers for Easter 2020 enable us to engage with Easter hope by praying in nature.
Worship at a food bank
Pioneer minister Will Mansell explains how the GRACE Network in Stroud is encouraging new and courageous ways of worshipping, in different places, which connect with more people. “Jesus told usContinue reading
Malarkey at the Medieval Festival
Tewkesbury Abbey and Tewkesbury Churches Together, by the Revd Wendy Ruffle Tewkesbury is host to one of the largest battle re-enactments in Europe, where the Yorkists and Lancastrians come togetherContinue reading
Using the Jesus Deck in Christian mission
This half day event on Saturday 5th May is being organised by Celebrate Tewkesbury and is of interest to any who are exploring mission in new and creative ways. TheContinue reading
https://apprentice2jesus.net/ Try this new discipleship resource. You can use it as an individual or use it with a group and meet together to talk about it. This comes out ofContinue reading
Pioneer graduates from Church Mission Society
Janice Hamilton, a pioneer in Sedbury, has graduated this week from the Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Mission Leadership Training programme. CMS’s pioneer courses have again seen an increase in numbersContinue reading
Festival Ministry by Wendy Ruffle, a Pioneer Minister in Tewkesbury
Over a weekend at the beginning of July we were involved in the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival. This at the largest battle re-enactment in Europe and this year was the mostContinue reading
A ship called dignity
For me, the last word on the extraordinary American election season was a tweet from Irish author Damien Owens. It has the now infamous image of Donald Trump at aContinue reading