2012 Global Conference on Vulnerable Mission

Post-colonial mission and development at depth without dependency

Abilene Christian University, Texas
March 7-10, 2012
Satellite Conference:
Cliff College, Derbyshire, UK, March 21st 2012
Co-sponsored by the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission, 
the Halbert Institute for Missions at ACU and TransWorld Radio


  • Adults - $100 per person; cost covers all meals. After February 7, the price increases to $120. Register Online
  • Students - $50 for non-ACU students; cost covers all meals. ACU students may attend free of charge (meals not included). Register Online

Mornings will be focused on the more academic/theoretical side of the questions addressed by AVM. The afternoons will be more practical and participatory. We are now looking for people who will prepare to share papers in the mornings (with a view to subsequent publication) and to lead seminars and workshops that are to be held in the afternoons.

The conference sponsors see vulnerability in mission as a good thing. We advocate that the ministry activities of some missionaries or development workers should be economically dependent on those in the country being reached. Also – that some foreigners use the language of the locals instead of the other way around. In one fell swoop that would get rid of much of the neo-colonial mission practice that is so pervasive today. Please come and join us to pray, think, talk and explore.

For questions, please contact Deborah Niccum.

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