Ordained Pioneer Ministry
STETS provides specially-tailored training for candidates who have been identified at selection as having the necessary vision and gifts to be missionary entrepreneurs: with the capacity to lead fresh expressions of church and forms of church appropriate to a particular culture.
The STETS BA and MA programmes approach Scripture and theology in a mission-orientated way, which is contextual, culturally sensitive and aware of new developments in ecclesiology. Ordained Pioneer Ministry students follow a tailored pathway, planned in the light of their prior learning and experience. This ensures that they receive a focussed, but comprehensive ministerial education.
Experienced practitioners appointed by STETS supervise weekly OPM training and pioneer-orientated placements. Specialised developing ministry modules guide students and mentors in this work and ensure that it integrates fully with the academic programmes. Regular residential training events provide times for learning, friendship and mutual enrichment.
One of our recent students, Mark Rodel, is becoming Tutor in Pioneer Ministry at St John’s College Nottingham (as from September 2012) – see his blog here.