The next meeting of the brilliant National Anglican Community of Pioneers Winter gets together on 9th of November and you can be a part of it.
Suzie Wall tells us …
“We’ll be exploring the theme ‘How to respond to the question: isn’t everyone a pioneer?’ To address this we’ll be engaging with a number of resources to explore the distinctives of the pioneer gift as well as looking at how a contextual approach is part of the wider mixed economy of the Church of England. To help us to do that we’ll be hosted by the National Community guiding team, Bishop Mike Harrison (Bishop advocate for pioneers and for the National Community) and Ed Olsworth-Peter, (National Adviser for Pioneer Development) . We’ll also be joined by Bishop Ric Thorpe (Bishop of Islington and chair of Fresh Expressions board) and Paul Bradbury co- author of the Pioneer Spectrum.”
The day will have an interactive feel and include time to listen to God, to discuss, to reflect, to eat, and to share stories.
The speakers will also be accompanied by prophetic listeners who will be listening with us throughout the day and sharing their insights.
As a way of embodying the mixed economy we’ll be gathering in the cathedral quarter of Sheffield at the brilliant ‘Printhouse’, home to St Philip’s Church – a gathered and dispersed contextual missional community www.stphilipssheffield.org/mission.
Timings: (10.30 for coffee) 11am-4pm
Venue: The Printhouse, Sheffield – https://theprinthousesheffield.com/contact/
Directions: There is metered on street parking available within walking distance of the Printhouse. There are longer stay car parks located near West Bar roundabout. The venue is a short tram journey from Sheffield train station and the nearest stop is the Cathedral. You can also walk to it from the train station in under 20 minutes.
Booking will open soon and more details will follow shortly.
Webinar date for your diary.
The National Anglican Community of Pioneers is also going to be hosting a webinar in the autumn following our aim to develop as a digital community. Ed Oldsworth-Peter tells us that “you can join us for the webinar on Zoom on 1st October 10am-12pm via this link https://zoom.us/j/129199643. If you haven’t used Zoom before you will need to sign up here first www.zoom.us. More details to follow.”
The National Anglican Community of Pioneers exists to support all those who are pioneer practitioners and enablers within the Church of England and to be an advocate for pioneer issues specific to the Anglican church. It seeks to be a gathered community, meeting twice a year and a digital community connecting online. It holds to 5 key community values: being together, being heard, being inspired, being generous, being disciples.
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.