A members' page for Pioneers on the Methodist Pioneering Pathways

[Note - this page could replace this one, or take some content from it - Explore Methodist Pioneering Pathways]

Key resources

  • In their first year every pioneer on the MPP is offered a fully-funded place on the Pioneer Ministry Short Course. You can find details of the next course at https://cliffcollege.ac.uk/courses/short-courses-certificates/pioneer-ministry.
  • In subsequent years there is opportunity to apply for funding up to £500 of other learning and training relevant to their planting context. This could be further study, such as a short course, or practical training to upskill and be better equipped. (See appendix for application form, tbc) For those in funded or district-led NPNPs, the Church Planting Intensive is a required course designed to give additional support and training to enable the projects to have the best opportunity to be fruitful and influence wider cultural change. The next intensive starts is from 21 to 23 October 2022, it is a fully-funded (including accommodation and food) year-long hybrid course, beginning with a residential at Cliff College, followed by monthly online sessions (1st Thursday between 7-9pm) to explore and put in place the core practices of beginning New Places for New People. If you would like to join this year cohort please fill in this booking form to register your interest. Places are limited to 30, so get in quick if you are interested. For more information contact pioneering@methodistchurch.org.uk.
  • There is also the opportunity for ongoing learning within the MPP via a monthly webinar. Different to the informal style of Third Thursdays, this session, hosted by the Evangelism and Growth team, gathers the MPP community for an in-depth webinar with a key pioneer/planter, thinker, writer, or practitioner – providing an opportunity to engage with those shaping the national and global pioneer movement. Watch below a sample webinar with Tina Hodgett exploring the Pioneer Spectrum.
  • A pioneer who wants to engage in further academic study or postgraduate research may apply to receive a scholarship. Pioneers are encouraged if they feel the desire and have the capacity to undertake study to help shape the NPNP story. This study of emerging theology and ecclesiology will be a gift to the whole Church as we discern where God is leading us in the future. More information here www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/learning-and-development/scholarships-and-funding.
  • NPNP Hubs and Webinars
  • Social Justice and Evangelism Webinars
  • Beginning a Church at the Margins Training courses
  • Community Organising
  • Church at the Margins advocates and practitioners Network
  • Past events [tbc]
  • Latest NPNP newsletter: September 2022 NPNP Update