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Mission Is... Pioneer conversations day

Date: 7 November 2017

Venue: Church Mission Society, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ

An annual opportunity to catch up on the latest thinking and research on pioneering and fresh expressions of church.

There is also a conversations day in Chelmsford Diocese on Saturday 11 November.

Join the conversation as keynote speakers Ann Morisy, community theologian, and Jonny Baker, pioneer course director, consider 'Mission is...?'

There will be lots of workshops to choose from throughout the day including 'Painting pictures, sharing stories', 'Mission is reciprocal' and 'The importance of place'.

There will also be new research presented on the ecclesiology of fresh expressions, the value of missional communities and how pioneering can be evaluated for effectiveness.

There will be lots of workshops to choose from throughout the day including ‘painting pictures, sharing stories’, ‘Mission is reciprocal’ and ‘the importance of place’. There will also be new research presented on the ecclesiology of fresh expressions, the value of missional communities and how pioneering can be evaluated for effectiveness.

Ann Morisy is a community theologian, author and speaker. Her books include Beyond the Good Samaritan, Journeying Out and Bothered and Bewildered. She has researched and presented on subjects such as the spirituality of public transport, the spirituality of ageing and Pentecost for progressives. She also served as director of the Commission on Urban Life and Faith. Ann has a well-deserved reputation for being an engaging communicator who combines scholarship and practical application.

Jonny Baker is director of mission education at Church Mission Society and leader of the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training Course. He particularly enjoys connecting with pioneers who have “the gift of not fitting in” as they are called by God to new forms of mission and ministry, often beyond the edges of the church.