These Regional Networks are intended to be the creation of flexible partnerships between key training providers. Their aim is to provide the most effective and co-ordinated pioneer training in a region. They seek to take what is already provided and through synergy to create a growing and successful partnership of local providers.
It is hoped that there will be ten to twelve such Network Centres across England. Their particular shape is not predetermined but will grow out of the local partnerships. These partners might include Dioceses, TEIs, and organisations and networks which support Pioneers. The particular light touch governance of such Centres would be up to each Centre to determine. They will draw ecumenical partners into the Centres.
The aim is to bring together lay and ordained pioneers and initial and ongoing support under one Network Centre. Each Network Centre would be a place of excellence for pioneer training and support which is offering the best and most effective resources and encouragement of pioneering.