‘The Pioneer Exchange’ will provide an exciting opportunity for individuals to explore their vocational ministry within a programme of tailored learning, and by working with local Churches to pioneer new initiatives in both traditional and Fresh Expression of Church contexts within the Diocese of Ely.

We are looking for six enthusiastic people to serve as ‘Pioneer Partners’ for two years in a rural or urban placement, to experience parish ministry and to start a pioneering project. Successful applicants will live in shared accommodation as part of The Pioneer Exchange.

The Pioneer Exchange

PROJECT LEADERS

how will the PIONEER EXCHANGE work?

Successful applicants will work alongside ordained and lay teams to serve in the ministry of a local Church. Two placements will allow the applicant to choose to apply for a Youth Ministry focus engaging with 11-18s.

Applicants will be asked to indicate placement preferences, and if successful at interview will be offered a specific parish location and a full time role of 35 hours per week over a two year period. Financial assistance will be given to participants on the scheme.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BENEFIT FROM:

  • Line Management by a local Church leader
  • Coaching on a termly basis by a Vocations Adviser.
  • A full and immersive training programme which will explore vocation, discipleship, and leadership as well as pioneering and Fresh Expressions of Church.
  • The opportunity to create their own learning track tailored to their specific interests.

They will be invited to pitch for funding from our Local Mission Project Fund to kick start or rejuvenate a pioneering project that they will lead on in their placement parish supported by a facilitated Action Learning Set.

WHO IS THE PIONEER EXCHANGE FOR?

We are looking for ‘Pioneer Partners’ – people who want to explore their own ministry skills, sense God maybe calling them into something new, and who are passionate about seeing the local Church grow by pioneering new initiatives.

If this sounds like you then apply for an application pack today for your chance to explore your vocational ministry within the Diocese of Ely.

WHERE IS IT BASED?

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WHERE IS IT BASED?

Placements will be located across Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk, and Peterborough in a local church context that has a ‘blended economy’ of traditional and Fresh Expressions of Church. Successful applicants will live together in shared rented accommodation in two locations, each with access to good local amenities and rail and bus routes.

Due to the geography of Ely Diocese some placement parishes will require a current driving license and access to a car.

PETERBOROUGH

EAST CAMBS

FENLAND

NORFOLK

SUFFOLK

ESSEX

HERTS

BEDS

CAMBS

When will The Pioneer Partnership happen?

Applicants must be available from September 2017 – July 2019.

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To find out more about The Pioneer Exchange programme, complete the contact form,
or call Rachael Heffer or Ed Olsworth-Peter on the number below:

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Ely Diocesan Office

Bishop Woodford House

Barton Road

Ely CB7 4DX

01353 652 714

THE PIONEER EXCHANGE

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