i can't quite believe we are starting the seventh year of cms pioneer training but we have just done so with induction this week for around 27 new pioneers joining the other year groups which will make for quite a crowd now on tuesdays at cms. i am really looking forward to getting to know them and the journey ahead as they do MAs, certificates, and diplomas. i loved the comment by one of the new students who said he was looking forward to meeting people with sparky brains! there's an article here with a bit more info.
it was also the start on saturday of a new pioneer hub in chelmsford - st cedds - which had a group of 14 or 15 starting together on a journey of training and participating in mission over a couple of years. this is a partnership between cms and chelmsford diocese and a new adventure.