Pioneer Minister, Parish of Kells
One Church, One Pioneer, One Community.
Under the God for All initiative, Carlisle diocese has growing reputation for creative mission and a strong vision to reach out to everyone in the county. St Peters Church, Kells, Whitehaven is moving with this vision to recruit a full-time stipendiary Ordained Pioneer Minister.
The pioneer will lead the church in making the most of the good community connections established, growing new Christian communities in the area, and supporting the congregation to reach out further and creatively into their community.
There is a growing coalition of pioneers emerging in Cumbria, who are able to access support and development through the Northern Pioneer Centre (a collaboration between God for All and Church Mission Society) and we hope this role will contribute to our growing pioneer community and mixed ecology of church across Cumbria. Additionally the pioneer will play a key role in the wider mission community, offering leadership, and developing innovative mission and outreach in the wider area.