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Steve

In a mixed economy, not sure you want to say that only pioneering posts do mission. Danger of loading lot of expectation on pioneering to save the church and deprive inherited expressions of their participation in missio Dei?

jonny

Steve of course. I don't think I have said that when i read through it!

Norman Ivison

Good thoughts Jonny, but a significant mind-set shift is still needed. This article for example (http://cofecomms.tumblr.com/post/145510056717/renewal-and-reform-why-vocations-are-important) illustrates the deep-seated belief that more ordained clergy is the answer to decline. It isn't. More lay-led, well supported, contextual churches might just be.

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