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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
Pioneer Ministry Blog: There is freedom in unwinding
Blog by Andy Wilson, Lead Evangelist, Gloucester Centre of Mission Recently, I had a 3-year review for my work as a Church Army evangelist. As part of that review, peopleContinue reading
Frontier Youth Trust – Online CPD Course: Beyond the Church Youth Work Training
Beyond the Church Youth Work Training
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
Mud, mess and mystery: resources for outdoor worship including Forest Church
We have been running a series of zoom seminars on the subject of outdoor worship, under the heading of Mud, Mess and Mystery. The idea is to explore worship outdoors,Continue reading
Easter 2020: praying with nature
These prayers for Easter 2020 enable us to engage with Easter hope by praying in nature.
Forest Church: connecting with God out in nature
Many people around us find that their most profoundly spiritual moments are when they are outdoors, in nature. The Revd Cate Williams, our Mission and Evangelism Officer, says “Increasingly IContinue 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
Working with areas of new housing
All kinds of resources related to working in areas of new housing are being collated on a new website page. Do have a browse if you have new housing inContinue 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
Evangelism for the local church
The ‘thy kingdom come’ team have just released a very helpful booklet on evangelism. It is well balanced, real, and with a kingdom perspective – evangelism is about Good NewsContinue reading
‘Mission is’ game from CMS
Following a recent meeting with CMS, Cate Williams has ten copies of CMS’ ‘Mission is’ game, free for the first ten churches to request a copy. Mission Is…On the Cards’, forms part of Church Mission Society’s major new ‘Mission Is’ campaign, and aims to stimulate people’s thinking about mission and broaden their perspective of the reality of mission in the 21st century. For us in Gloucester Diocese, it is a tool with potential to get people talking about mission and inspired by the possibilities.