Church Mission Society are now publicising their fifth ever Pioneer Conversations Day. Available, for the first time, at two locations. First there’s Oxford.
What is mission? What does it really look like, sound like, feel like today? Is it even a helpful word? And what does it mean to be pioneering in mission? Let’s make our way through these issues together.
An annual opportunity to catch up on the latest thinking and research on pioneering and fresh expressions of church.
In Oxford on 7 November, join the conversation as keynote speakers Ann Morisy, and Jonny Baker, consider ‘Mission is…?’ There will be lots of workshops to choose from throughout the day including ‘painting pictures, sharing stories’, ‘Mission is reciprocal’ and ‘the importance of place’. There will also be new research presented on the ecclesiology of fresh expressions, the value of missional communities and how pioneering can be evaluated for effectiveness.
Ann Morisy is a community theologian, author and speaker. Her books include Beyond the Good Samaritan, Journeying Out and Bothered and Bewildered. She has researched and presented on subjects such as the spirituality of public transport, the spirituality of ageing and Pentecost for progressives. She also served as director of the Commission on Urban Life and Faith. Ann has a well-deserved reputation for being an engaging communicator who combines scholarship and practical application.
Jonny is director of mission education at Church Mission Society and leader of the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training Course. He particularly enjoys connecting with pioneers who have “the gift of not fitting in” as they are called by God to new forms of mission and ministry, often beyond the edges of the church.
Tickets are now on sale, £20 including lunch, please follow the link to the Pioneer Conversations Day Eventbrite page for either location.