well i've been working with cms for a year to develop a new approach to training pioneer/mission leaders. we're using a foundation degree through oxford brookes university as the framework. the latest newsletter on it is here. it's a pilot year so we'll be learning loads but it is still the real deal for those people who have signed up with us. we have seven people (plus a couple more taking individual modules) which is amazing. i was hoping for 3-5 to pilot with us. by next year we'll have a prospectus, web site and all that but for the time being the newsletters are it. if you are a praying person, pray for me and the students. the future starts here for me at least in terms of where my energies are going for the next few years. if you are a pioneer mission leader, involved in a mission project or church planting, and yes even if you are selected as an ordained pioneer do get in contact if you're interested for next year.