on the edge: exploring ordained pioneer ministry in the church of england (DVD and booklet)

on the edge - cover

A DVD and booklet featuring 14 ordained pioneer ministers who tell their stories passionately and honestly. Read their emails and blogs and see them in action, as they talk about their experience of starting church from scratch.

  1. pioneering
  2. selection
  3. training
  4. deployment

This product is a DVD and booklet, with optional additional download of the booklet. You can also purchase additional downloads of the 16-page booklet for £1 each.

You can also purchase each of the four chapters as a downloadable video clip (£3 each) using the links to the right.

on the edge booklet

A host of church leaders have expressed support for this new form of ministry and mission, including Rowan Williams, Mike Pilavachi, Amy Orr-Ewing and Steven Croft. The DVD has chapters on pioneering, selection, training and deployment and is designed to be watched individually or in small groups.


on the edge shows a way forward for ordained ministry that means the Church of England may, by the grace of God, be on the edge of an exciting future.
Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop the Traffik and Spring Harvest Leadership team

This is an excellent and inspiring introduction to ordained pioneer ministry - clearly showing how the Church of England is adapting to the needs of modern society.
Michael Wakelin, Head of BBC Religion and Ethics

A brilliant concept, ordained pioneer ministry will undoubtedly make a huge impact in the years ahead. Here is a resource that is beautifully filmed, creatively written and one that offers a unique insight for anyone considering exploring this opportunity further.
Chris Stoddard, Director – RUN (Reaching the Unchurched Network)

In a rapidly changing society where 60% have no contact with the Church, ordained pioneer ministers are an exciting and vital new venture, as this DVD brilliantly shows.
Stuart Burns, Abbot of Burford

A wonderful resource for all those who have a heart for the lost and a longing to see the gospel take root in unchurched cultures.
Ian Parkinson, Vicar of Marple and Host of New Wine North

This is an invaluable introduction for those thinking about this new form of ministry in the Anglican Church - working for the church has suddenly become cool!
Tina Allen, University Careers Adviser

This DVD is a great way to get a glimpse what pioneer ministry is all about, giving some fantastic snapshots of the journeys, joys, challenges and thrills of this kaleidoscope of new ways to be a priest.
Sue Wallace, Emerging Church leader and author

As this DVD shows, ordained pioneer ministers are bringing new hope and confidence and are leading the Church of England to engage in risky and creative outreach.
Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster

Every pioneer minister comes from a local church. So every PCC and Deanery meeting should watch this DVD, so that they can identify and encourage the pioneers God has given them.
Paul Bayes, National Mission and Evangelism Adviser

If you dream of what church could be and of your part in leading it, watch this.
Steve Chalke MBE, Founder - Oasis Global, UN Special Advisor on Community Action against Human Trafficking

Norman Ivison, Steven Croft
Fresh Expressions, 2008

This product is a DVD and booklet with optional additional download of the booklet. You can also purchase additional downloads of the 16-page booklet for £1 each.

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