Based on observations from real examples, this coaching tool outlines a selection of 'footprints' that reveal the different missional and ecclesial shapes of new forms of church. Each is to be used as a lens by asking 'what are we noticing?' and therefore 'what does this tell us?'.
There is no one size fits all approach to pioneer ministry and as such there is an increasing breadth and depth describing who pioneers are, what they are growing, how they are growing it and where they are living this out. This resource helps pioneers to understand their pioneer charism and in turn, themselves. This can not only give themselves insight into their ministry but also those who seek to support them through discernment, formation and in exploring the role and place of pioneer ministry.
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A blended Economy can be defined as: ‘Where different expressions of church, maintaining their distinctness, live in active relationship for the mutual missional and ecclesial benefit of the kingdom of God’.
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The term ‘mixed economy’ was first used by Archbishop Rowan Williams to refer to fresh expressions and 'inherited' forms of church existing alongside each other, within the same denomination, in relationships of mutual respect and support. Inherited and fresh expressions of church have their separate identities; they are different, but there is value in mutual recognition as they share resources, pray for one another and rejoice in each other's strengths.
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Mixed Economy Interactive tool
In this section you can find pioneer development national guidelines from the Church of England.
Click here for pioneer criteria
Click here for guidelines for a pioneer curacy
Click here for the formation criteria
Mixed Ecology Learning Pathway
A learning pathway designed to support people who are already in a lay or ordained ministry role in their parish who want to explore growing a local Mixed Ecology of Church. Click here for more information