Introduction to Pioneering

What is a pioneer?

Activity 1

In the video, we described some synonyms for the word Pioneer:

Word cloud of Pioneer types

Which of these words resonates most with you? Write a little about you chose the word you did.

Activity 2

Here’s the Church of England definition of a Pioneer:

‘People called by God who are the first to see and respond to the Holy Spirit’s initiatives with those outside the church within a particular context, around which others will gather with them and together establish new Christian community’

In the video, we highlighted some phrases that stood out for us. What stands out for you in this definition? Which parts do you find more challenging?

It may be that in working through this video, you’ve thought of someone who fits the definition of pioneer – why not ask them about how they view their role and calling, and see what they think of this series?