Pioneer Ministry training – Modules

Pioneer Ministers combine specialist pioneer training with core modules shared with other ordinands (as required by the House of Bishops). Core modules are studied and assessed from a pioneering or entrepreneurial standpoint. Mentored pioneer placements provide the essential context for formation, training and assessment. Below is an overview of a 3-year pathway for pioneer ministry training with All Saints.

Across all three years –

mentored pioneer placements


Year 1

  • Worship and Preaching in a Pastoral Context
  • Discipleship and the Practice of Ministry
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Summer School: Mission and the World of Faiths


Year 2

  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Faith and Belief
  • Pioneering Church (see below)
  • Summer School: Human Development and Pastoral Care


Year 3

  • Theologies and Ethical Thinking in Context
  • Service and Leadership
  • Selected Biblical Texts and Themes
  • Easter School: Worship, Preaching and Working with Young People


As well as the core modules being studied and assessed from a pioneering perspective, a key element All Saints offers is the

Pioneering Church module

This module looks closely at planting new churches and at emerging, alternative and Fresh Expressions of church.  It offers a blend of different styles of learning in the classroom, in participants’ ministerial contexts and on “observational visits” and a  placement.

The module has four elements:

  • Class teaching on contemporary cross-cultural mission, church planting and fresh expressions and their biblical and theological roots
  • Time with practitioners in seminars
  • Observation visits to one or more fresh expressions, emergent or alternative churches or a church-plant
  • Mentored work with a fresh expression, emergent or alternative church or a church-plant

If you would like to discuss in more detail training as a Pioneer Minister with All Saints, do email the Principal, who oversees the Pioneer training pathway and the Pioneering Church module –