Pioneer Evangelist takes up role in north Belfast

By karen

Stephen Whitten has been appointed as Pioneer Evangelist in nort Belfast by the Diocese of Connor and the Church Army.

Stephen Whitten has been appointed as Pioneer Evangelist in nort Belfast by the Diocese of Connor and the Church Army.

A Pioneer Evangelist appointed by the Diocese of Connor and the Church Army is now engaged in establishing links with the community in north Belfast.

Stephen Whitten, 25, took up the post of Pioneer Evangelist a number of weeks ago. The role is the first step towards the Bishop of Connor’s aspiration to create a Centre of Mission for the diocese which will have a particular focus in north Belfast.

Speaking about the proposed Centre of Mission at the 2014 Connor Synod, Bishop Alan said: “This has been recognised as an area of deprivation and, in particular, is in need of education, education and education.”

The plan is that two Church Army staff trained in pioneer ministry will focus on establishing new communities of faith, and will also seek to train and equip parishes and people across the diocese in what this might mean for each and every context.

The post of Pioneer Lead Evangelist is currently being advertised, with a closing date for applications of March 30.

Bishop Alan said the new Centre of Mission would “offer new opportunities for …read more

Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2015/03/25/pioneer-evangelist-takes-up-role-in-north-belfast/


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