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Steve Jones

great stuff Jonny - really exciting - any chance we could d something similiar in the methodist world ??


the methodists are partners in msc and fresh expressions and have allocated funds to train 20 pioneers i think. not sure where it has got to but some stuff is happening there.


sounds very exciting! God's blessings.

Jenny McIntosh

Exciting stuff Jonny - if I had my time over again, I would sign up to train like that.

Philip Roderick (Contemplative Fire)

Hugely exciting for you, CMS and the emergence of creative and engaged theological and missional reflection and practice. Mucho grace be yours Jonny and team!


sounds very exciting


it sounds a fab development - i hope to be one of your guinea pigs at some stage


I'm still a willing guines pig! It's good that this way of training is coming along when for me at least other options for further training are impractical or unhelpful. It's a boost of hope for creative and exciting but tough mission on the edges.

Jono Harvey

Sounds great. Really interested in how training could look, another potential guinea pig.

John Cooper

That is a fascinating alteration and i hope that the transition period runs well.

As for Methodist stuff... there is the new VentureFX programme which is currently recruiting both interested people and places which want a pioneer! (http://www.methodist.org.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=opentoworld.content&cmid=2539)

All the best


Dennis Warwick

I just wish you would use normal sentence and paragraph construction. It might sound even better


that sounds so cool Jonny - congrats to you and debbie. I'm always gobsmacked as to how quickly and radically msc has transformed the cofe and other associated organisations like cms. the years ahead are exciting ones i reckon!


i've actually gotten used to the way jonny types - i don't know what i'd do if he ever started using caps punctuation and other things like that. love the news - it's great to hear especially the CofE getting behind all this. nice to see anglicans getting it. for real. for once. how you find time for proost is beyond me but glad you give us that gift as well.

Martin Thomas

as long as jonny doesn't start using colons between sentences then we'll be fine : i mean that would be really tedious : go with god in your new role sir!

michael volland

Jonny - this is ace - we need to speak.

Dan Pierce

As I am approaching my Bishops advisory panel with the prospect of going into training next year, I'd be really interested to hear more as and when you know it. This is really good news. Nice one.

Andy Dodwell

Jonny, really pleased to hear about all this stuff, and your involvement in it... don't know how many pioneer curates there are currently being trained in placements with pioneer 'incumbents', but if you want to speak to one, give me a shout.

(Strictly speaking my training minister and i are both mixed economies- we're split 30/70 between parish and pioneer roles, with mission enabling as our main brief...)

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