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Pioneering Ministry

by Michael Ford last modified 10 Sep, 2019 05:25 PM

A new training scheme aimed at equipping lay pioneer ministers is being launched in Warminster and Dorchester.

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There was a session last night (10th September) in St Peter’s Dorchester, and there is one tonight (11th September) in Christ Church Warminster.

Debbie Orriss, Discipleship Co-Ordinator for the Learning for Discipleship Team said that the pilot training had come in response to "several folk exploring lay pioneer ministry, that is, a desire to create new worshipping communities.

"Once trained, the ‘Commissioned Lay Pioneers" will be authorised to work with others to gather adults and children into new expressions of Christian community.

"They will have a sense of calling to mission outside the regular church structures, and a desire to identify and respond to new opportunities for mission," Debbie said.

Please pray for the participants and the tutors, Allen Edwards and Debbie Orriss as we trial the material and explore this area of ministry together.

And for those already in pioneering ministry In:Formation and the SCRTP (South Central Regional Training Partnership) Hub are hosting days designed to be a place of connection and formation for pioneers and others on the frontiers of Christian mission.

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