i know i will get some stick from those who accuse me of being in gerald arbuckle's fan club but i am excited to say he happens to be in oxford when we are hosting our first ever conversations on pioneering day and has agreed to present on the subject of dissent!
the day is on november 12. pioneering mission and ministry is relatively new language of late in the church as the term pioneer ministry was introduced after the mission shaped church report less than ten years ago in the church of england at least (and of course it's extremely old as a practice and gift in other ways!) and whilst space has been created for it, it is still very early days. so we are keen to encourage reflection and conversation on what is happening. this day is part of that and we intend to make it an annual day of conversations, reflections and research. we have seven people who we have invited to present their reflections or research for this first one - three by way of a plenary session and four in workshops. the plenary sessions are presented by doug gay, liz sercombe and gerald arbuckle, and workshops by beth keith, jim barker, andrea campanale and anna thompson. details are on this flyer (see below) and on this page. the day costs £15. you can book here.