Pioneer Ministry Course v2.0

I teach two pioneer ministry modules for SEI students – the first on principles, the second on practice. I have become aware that there might be some interest in a second short course that would mirror some of the content of the practice module. There would be 3 sessions of 90 minutes, just like the first one. To assess interest in this potential course, I have set up a survey at If you are even just potentially interested in such a course, I should be very grateful if you would complete this survey by Monday 29th March at the latest. I will then be able to decide whether to offer this course and what would be the most helpful content. <Participation in this course assumes completion of Pioneer Minitsrty course v1.0 – ed>

Rev Dr Richard Tiplady

Director of Mixed Mode Training

Scottish Episcopal Institute

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Every service held in St Johns involves the use of artistic expression spanning thousands of years of Church history. Some of the events we run however specifically seek to experiment with new forms of artistic expression and to embody the tradition we have received to express it in fresh and creative ways.

Examples of this have been using the whole building (rather than just the sanctuary) for worship, changing the seating arrangement and sit in a circle with the communion table at the center, collaboratively working on banners seeking out you tube clips and popular music and, well many more examples can be found on this page.