I’ve just read an article in the Church Times about Bishop Graham Cray.  He has been appointed to take over from Steven Croft heading up the Fresh Expressions movement.  He has something very interesting to say about the relationship between Ordained Pioneer Ministers and the inherited church.

If you are creating a fresh expression of church, you need to understand the system before you move out of it.  You need to speak the language of the institution, and know how to deal with archdeacons and rural deans.  Pioneer ministers are loyal radicals, who push the boundaries of the church from within.