Pioneer

Do you like to try new things or do things in a new way? Do you long for people outside the Church to experience the love of God in their lives? Then you might be a pioneer.

CCX works with a growing network of pioneers, missional communities and fresh expressions of church, across London. We provide training, resources and mentoring, delivered by grassroots practitioners and backed up by years of experience. Pioneer communities can look like a community meal, creative prayer ministry, new monastic community, social enterprise, or missional community  – we’re here to help ideas develop into worshipping communities.

Pioneering serves local people and local communities by providing a missional Christian community where they belong. In London, millions of people are yet to find this place – but together we can change that.

Pioneers are people called by God who are the first to see and creatively respond to the Holy Spirit’s initiatives with those outside the Church; gathering others around them as they seek to establish new contextual Christian community.

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Pioneering in London

In London, CCX is helping build the network of pioneer communities as part of the Diocese’s 2030 vision. If you’ve been pioneering in your community already and want to be trained and connect with other pioneers in London join us to understand your calling and gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to launch and lead pioneer expressions of church.

Pioneer School is a partnership with the Church Mission Society which trains pioneers in London Diocese as part of the CMS hub network.

It is designed for anyone already involved in pioneer ministry or those who feel called to pioneer in the London Diocese, whether they are ordained or lay.

It offers you the chance to explore your pioneer calling and gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to launch and lead pioneer expressions of church – such as missional communities – or community projects, including social entrepreneurships, in the Diocese.

In 2020/21, the School has taken place online, but for our next Pioneer School, taking place in 2022, we’re planning a hybrid delivery.  Pioneer School is hosted and delivered by pioneer practitioners from London Diocese and beyond – and each participant will have the opportunity for 1-2-1 coaching too!

You can join a Learning Circle to share your pioneering journey with others, learn best practice and support each other. Whether you’re just starting out, or a pioneering veteran, participants tell us their Circle is invaluable for learning and fellowship. Learning Circles meet regularly in Episcopal areas, led by local Pioneer practitioners.

Pioneer School helped me deepen my understanding of what it means to be a pioneer and take the gospel to new places in new ways. It also gave me a supportive and friendly community in which to learn and be encouraged. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about pioneering, whether lay or ordained.

Alex Cama, Pioneer School 2019

Our Partners

Church Mission Society

Together with CMS, we delivery Pioneer School - London, which is part of the CMS Pioneer hub network.

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Fresh Expressions

A movement which develops church for our changing culture, primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members

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National Anglican Community of Pioneers

Connects and supports pioneers through an online community and advocates for key pioneer issues within the Anglican Church.

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