Meet the new team!

As those who you who came to support us at our licensing event in September 2017 will know, Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries celebrated its tenth birthday by welcoming in a new leadership team!

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(Kate’s on the left, Nicola’s on the right)

Nicola Turner has taken over the role of Team Leader. She is excited to build on the work of the amazing leaders who have gone before and to put her own twist on our vision to worship fully, love all and serve the wonderful city of Wolverhampton!

The role of Young Adult Outreach Coordinator has been taken up by Kate Tingle. Some of you might recognise Kate as she attended Vitalise as a church member back in 2015 while she was training to be an archivist.

So does this mean change for Vitalise?

Yes and no! The overall vision of Vitalise – to worship fully, love all and to serve the city of Wolverhampton through our work with young adults – is staying the same and both Nicola and Kate are really passionate about working particularly with folk who might not otherwise feel like they fit in ‘regular’ church. But Nicola brings new gifts and different passions to her role as team leader and WPM will naturally grow and develop, as it always has done.

What are you guys up to at the moment then?

WPM has some great new projects unfolding at the moment. Our chaplaincy offshoot, Bluefish Chaplaincy, has got a new partner in the city. In addition to our work with YMCA Badger Court and The Way Youth Zone, we now offer chaplaincy services to the parents and staff at YMCA City Tots!

We see Christmas as a really important opportunity for missional work with our chaplaincy partners, so we’re hard at work putting the finishing touches to our Christmas extravaganza, the Vitalise Christmas service, which will be held on Sunday 17th December at 6pm – all are very welcome!

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We’re also starting to think about projects for the new year – we’ve got some interesting ideas in the pipeline so watch this space!

 

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Exciting announcement!

We are really excited to announce that we have appointed Katharine Tingle as our new young adults outreach coordinator!

Kate is currently working in Hatfield as a pastoral & chaplaincy assistant so she brings a lot of experience with her to the new role with us in WPM.

She will be starting work with us at the beginning of August so please pray for her as she prepares to move to Wolverhampton and to start work in her new role.

 

 

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WPM weekend away!

On the 19th – 21st of May we had our second annual weekend away to Cefn lea in mid Wales.  

It was a great chance for us to spend time together praying, worshiping and just having fun. Cefn lea is sat within a beautiful valley surround my field, forests and NO Phone signal so it allowed a lot of our group to switch off from busy and hectic lives back home.  

During the weekend Deborah led us in small groups to explore and discuss God’s calling for each one us. 

We also had plenty of free time during the weekend! Walks, golf, basketball, bananagrams, the Helen quiz and all star Mr and Mrs made an appearance.

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We’re recruiting! Young Adult Outreach Co-ordinator

We are recruiting!  We need to replace Nicola, our Young Adult Outreach Co-ordinator, now that she will be taking on the role of Team Leader from June 2017.

The Young Adult Outreach Co-ordinator role is full time for 18 months starting in June 2017.

You will find the job advertisement here:  ya-o-co-ordinator-advertisement-march-2017

The job description is here: ya-o-co-ordinator-job-description-march-2017

The person specification is here: ya-o-co-ordinator-person-spec-march-2017

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about the role or if you’d like an application form, please contact Nicola.

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New Team Leader News

We are delighted to announced that after interviews last week, Nicola Turner has accepted the offer to become the new Team Leader/Lay Pioneer Minister of WPM.  She will take up her appointment in June 2017.

Congratulations Nicola!

This means that we will soon be advertising her current role of Young Adult Outreach Worker.  So do watch this space and pass on the job advert to those you know who might be interested!

We’d value your prayers during this time of change and transition.  Do get in touch with Nicola to offer your congratulations as well!

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Daily Prayer Pattern for 2017

We have a new pattern of prayer for 2017!

On Mondays the team commits to pray for anyone who requests prayer but we do not meet to pray.

On Tuesdays the God at Work Group meets, this is a small group for those who are in full time work or education.  This group meets at 7 pm to 8.30 pm every fortnight.  During Lent we will be studying Dethroning Mammon, the Diocese’s recommended Lent Book. Email us for more information.

On Wednesdays we will meet to pray at midday in Zuri Coffee, 37 Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1EQ.

On Thursdays we meet to pray at 9 am in Zuri Coffee.

On Fridays we will meet at 10.30 am for Breakfast and Bible Study, the venue for this will change from week to week so you need to email us for more info.

If you would like us to pray for you please use this link to email us your prayer request in confidence.  You can also send a Message on Facebook: Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries or Twitter: @wolvespm or Instagram: wolvespm.

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We use the Community of St Chad prayers.  You can find the prayers for each day using these links:  morning prayer and evening prayer.

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Happy New Year!

What will 2017 bring?  What do you hope for?  What challenges have you set yourself?  What promises have you made?  What will be different?

We started the year at Vitalise on 1 January 2017 listening to God’s question to Adam: Where are you?

We thought about this verse in the light of the beginning of the Gospel of John and the Christmas story: John 1:1-4 and John 1:10-14.  We thought about the question “where are you?” in the light of what these passages tell us about Jesus.

We reflected on where we are emotionally, spiritually, physically.  We thought of God in Christ constantly asking us where we are and calling us back into a relationship with Him and one another.

We committed to ask each other throughout the year “where are you?”

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