Some excellent news from the UK. CMS (The Church Missionary Society) has approval from the Church of England to prepare people for ordained pioneer ministry. In other words, an church organisation with a long history of missionary activity and training is authorised to prepare people for ordination in a 'pioneer' role (aka fresh expressions, to put it simply) in collaboration with a ministry college.
of course the Church of England constrains itself in particular ways, but nevertheless they have been pioneering in how the church might be engaged in fresh ways in local, contextual mission and how people might be equipped to lead and serve in this way. (the Methodists over there have not been idle either...)
of course jonny baker has had more than a little to do with this and blogged about it here.