DNA Networks, St Stephen’s Newtown and the Diocese of Chelmsford have been working together to create the Colchester pioneer hub, which will be a partnership of a range of churches and denominations advocating for pioneer mission.
The aim is to raise up, train, deploy and support pioneer ministers, lay or ordained, for the long haul. Programmes are likely to include
- Core curriculum on pioneer mission
- Modules on specialist fields of pioneer mission
- Placements in pioneering projects
- Group supervision of pioneer placements in coaching circles
- Spiritual formation practices for pioneers
- Developing a pioneer project after the first few years