Here's a new video which tells the stories of some of the students on the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership course.
I'm halfway through the CMS MA and can wholeheartedly recommend the course. It's a fantastic melting pot bringing together the latest thinking around pioneer ministry, two centuries of cross-cultural mission experience, and an amazing group of students who are all trying out new things in their own contexts and communities.
You can find more information about the course, as well as some great interviews and ...
A great way to be inspired and encouraged to engage in mission is to explore what that might look like together with a group of like-minded people.
Here are 3 resources on mission we've found useful, which you could look at together with a group of friends, with your missional community or church planting team, in your church council, or with your small group.
1. Mission-Shaped Intro
The course runs over six weeks, with a lot of flexibility in how you present it depending ...
Come and See is Ian Adams' guide on how to start a missional venture or community in 20 simple steps.
Ian was involved in the emerging church community mayBe, in Oxford, and among other things now works with CMS to encourage and support missional communities, orders and hubs across the UK.
I've finally had the chance to take a look and this looks to be a really simple useful resource for those involved in mission initiatives and communities. It's a PDF ebook available ...
A couple of weekends ago a group of us were made our annual pilgrimage to Greenbelt. We had a great weekend of camping, talking, eating and listening.
Here are my highlights:
1. Radical Theology Talks Stream
I really enjoyed the stream of talks on radical theology featuring Peter Rollins, John Caputo, Katharine Moody and Marika Rose - a PhD student from Durham. Pete Rollins is a Greenbelt favourite of mine and he didn't disappoint with an amazing blend of Irish jokes, anecdotes and pretty ...