There is significant momentum and encouragement coming from the development of a National Anglican Community of Pioneers. The latest meeting up Spring at Stampwell Farm near Gerrards Cross (home of Latimer Minister) was well attended and a great success.
The team have produced an excellent write up of the event which can be found below.
The next ‘Meet Up’ will be on 9th November at a venue TBC (likely midlands or north). They’ve produced a handy save the date flyer which you can download below and share.
Ed Oldsworth-Peter, the National Adviser for Pioneer Development in the Anglican Church has also shared some interesting news about Lay Pioneering. He writes:
I am hosting a Lay Pioneer consultation in the autumn to discuss key issues and identify needs with the aim to raise up a greater number of LPM’s across the Church of England as part of the goal to double and double again the number of pioneers by 2027 (The growth target is for 1000 OPMs and 5000 LPM’s). One outcome will be to create some national guidelines for Lay Pioneer Ministry. We have invited every diocese to send a representative to the Southern or Northern consultation in September.
As part of this process Ed is looking to gather a group of lay pioneers to hear their stories and gain their perspective. If that interests you can comment on this article below and we’ll connect you with the team.
Interested in Pioneer Ministry in the Anglican Church? There’s a stack of great information and ideas on the Church of England website to help you find out more.