Blogger and youth mentor Joseph Ola joins CMS Pioneer team

New lecturer strengthens African Diaspora MA route

UK uncertainty

We know that now is a time of economic anxiety and uncertainty for many in the UK. Let’s pray together for the grace to trust God with all our worries and  ask him the ability to love God and our neighbours well during this tense time.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

With our nation and many worldwide, we mourn the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

Mission partners: ordination

A number of mission partners are beginning training for ordination – please pray for Grace Kanungha starting training alongside her work in Liskeard, Cornwall, and Kailean Khongsai finishing as a mission partner as he begins training in London. Pray also for Joel Kelling, in Jordan, undertaking online training for ordination through the Diocese of Cyprus […]

Pioneer Training team at Greenbelt

Please pray for this weekend’s Greenbelt Festival, where the team from CMS Pioneer Mission Training will be meeting up with mission pioneers hosting network events, and God willing, recruiting some more students. Pray for a rich time of engaging and support for pioneers who may be struggling.

UK: settling in

We give thanks with former mission partners in South East Asia, Katherine and Tony, that Tony has got a job and they have moved to their new location in Scotland. Pray that they settle in well and that Tony’s induction goes smoothly.

Strategic lay pioneer leaders training hub to open in Birmingham

Church Mission Society joins with The United Reformed Church, The Congregational Federation and Seedbeds to launch the 'Newbigin Pioneering Hub’

An invitation to Boris Johnson

A CMS mission partner invites the prime minister to visit southwest Uganda – to gain some perspective and more compassion when it comes to refugees.

Trustee meet-up

Give thanks for the CMS board of trustee meeting that took place this week and for all the women and men who serve in this way. CMS will soon be looking for new trustees to join the board; pray for this process.

Gather: Wild-erness on Anglesey

Get a flavour of the recent pioneer gathering on Anglesey with words by Liz Dunbar and photos by Mark Kensett

Pioneer training: open days

A taster day is taking place at the Northern Mission Centre this Saturday and there is an open day for Pioneer Mission Leadership Training in Oxford on Tuesday. Please pray for those considering this training, that those God is calling would be prompted to apply.

What is pioneering?

Take some time to connect with the calling, challenge, ministry and hope of pioneering, says Ash Barker. Could this be describing you?