Over the summer I have had time to do a lot of reflecting and thinking. I carry with me this grand title of ‘pioneer curate’; I’m not too sure I like that title and I’m not sure what people who hear it or see it think. I guess, as a positive, lots of people do ask me (both in and out of the church) what the ‘title’ or ‘description’ means. It also worries me, I guess, that so many people within the church ask what it means …. if we don’t understand our own language then maybe we need to use language we do understand? (there may be a sermon there somewhere)
Anyway … what is a pioneer …. funny you should ask as Andrea is writing a great series answering that very question here. Go have a read – well worth it.