The Pioneer Hub at CMS was created in the summer of 2011. Funded by the South Central RTP (Oxford, Salisbury, Winchester, Guildford and Portsmouth Dioceses), the Hub seeks to provide a network, resources and support for Pioneers in the region.
Andy Freeman was appointed in June to begin to make the vision of a Hub a reality. This role is based with at CMS in the midst of our work, alongside other training providers in the area, developing specific training and support for pioneers. Over the next three years, these are the sorts of things we hope to see happen in the region
* A supportive network of pioneers.
* An annual gathering of some sort.
* A network of mentors/coaches available to pioneers.
* The development of good practice and policy for pioneers in dioceses and districts.
* Collaboration between training providers so that pioneers get best training possible.
* Specific practitioner sessions at CMS, starting in September 2011.
Our hope is that the pioneer hub will become a place of network and support to pioneers in the south of England.
“For these five dioceses to contribute to a resource dedicated to pioneers is wonderful. As a pioneer ordinand in training myself, I know how tough things can be, and how important it is to have focused support and training. My hope is that the pioneer hub will become a place of network and support to pioneers in the region, a place of training that directly helps pioneers and a place of connection to anyone pioneering in the region.”
The pioneer hub is there for you whether you’re a lay or ordained pioneer, whether you’re in training or whether you’re simply getting on with things. If you’re a pioneer, I’d love to hear from you and shape this hub around your needs.
Our latest events flyer can be downloaded here.Pioneer Hub Flyer Spring 2013
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