Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, Pioneer School will be launching ONLINE in September 2020.

Pioneer School is an exciting  project we are running for pioneers in the Diocese of London in collaboration with CMS. This is the first time the Diocese of London has offered training for lay pioneers. Read more

Pioneer School Modules

Module 1
Introduction to Pioneer Mission
Module 2
Theological Reflection
Module 3
Mission Spirituality
Module 4
Missional Leadership
Module 5
Missional Entrepreneurship
Module 6
Missional Ecclesiology


Pioneer School is a partnership between London Diocese and CMS which seeks to train both lay and clergy in London who are currently involved in pioneer ministry or feel they identify as pioneers in the London Diocese. It will offer these pioneers the chance to understand their calling, and gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to launch and lead pioneer expressions of church (such as missional communities), or community projects (including entrepreneurship) in the Diocese.

This year, Pioneer School will be taught online, using a mix of zoom, online classroom, and other online training tools. There will be two sessions on the Saturday dates of around 2 hours each, with a good break in between, and then another session during the week in the evening.

The School is hosted and delivered by pioneer practitioners from London Diocese and beyond - and each participant will have the opportunity for 1 on 1 coaching too.

Pioneer School Dates

The next Pioneer School will launch in September 2020.

Download an application today! Pioneer School 2020 application

Pioneer School Dates 2020
Module 1 September 19th 2020
Module 2 - October 17th 2020
Module 3 - November 14th 2020
Module 4 - December 12th 2020
Module 5 - January 16th 2021
Module 6 - February 27th 2021
  • Duration: 6 Saturdays and 12 Learning circle evenings throughout 2020.
  • Area: non-residential/London
  • Apply/More info: pioneer@ccx.org.uk
  • Cost: £1000 per participant.
    (Some Bursaries are available for new communities – Please contact us for more info.)