10 years ago today was the first teaching day of pioneer mission leadership training at cms! i honestly can't believe it has been ten years. i was asked by cms to set training up in response to an invitation from the church of england. i knew lots about mission practice and not a lot about theological education but i like a challenge and so dived in.
we began with 9 students on 25 sept 2010. it was a steep learning curve but has been a wonderful adventure. little by little we have grown what we do so that now there is a wonderful network/community of pioneers around the country doing amazing things and some really great training to help support them in our oxford centre and in hubs round the country. we have published books, articles, journals to keep the conversation moving forward.
and there is a story about 10 years of pioneers here.
thank you to everyone who has been part of that journey - team, pioneer students, cms, friends who have cheered us on. it has been good. i am very happy about what we have been able to create, and our contribution to the wider mission of the church. cms is such a great home for pioneers.