acmi conference 2019


Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals (ACMI)

The 2019 ACMI Annual Conference GLOBAL CAMPUS: Babel or Pentecost will be held in downtown Toronto, Canada June 13-15, 2019. Our venue will be the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College in an attractive area of downtown Toronto - with local parks, Kensington Market, and Chinatown nearby! The conference verse is Acts 17:26, and its theme is Re-gathering nations; Re-drawing identity, and Re-forming culture. A current list of 2019 conference workshops is now available.

ACMI is glad to be holding its annual conference again in Canada, in the exciting and multi-cultural city of Toronto! GLOBAL CAMPUS will be a truly unique gathering featuring a breadth of staff workers and volunteers, international student ministry leaders, university personnel, and church representatives from across North America and beyond! For those engaged or considering launching in ISM, this is the place to be in 2019 - register today. Those ministering among us as plenary speakers for GLOBAL CAMPUS:


Ed Stetzer

Dr. Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center there. Stetzer is a seasoned pastor, church planter, and trainer of the same. He also serves as North American Regional Director for the Lausanne Movement. Stetzer has authored a dozen books and is an editor for CT.


Lisa Espineli Chinn

Lisa Espineli Chinn is a leadership and ministry coach, cross-cultural trainer, and missions consultant. She is a staff specialist with InterVarsity/USA, for whom she served fourteen years as National Director of International Student Ministry. Chinn is a sought-after speaker and author of books related to the crucial issue of reentry to the home country of international students.


Yaw Perbi

Dr. Perbi is President of the largest ISM in Canada, International Student Ministries Canada. He also serves as co-chair of the Lausanne Movement’s global issue group for ISM and on the ACMI Board of Directors. Additionally, Perbi is founder and Global CEO of the HuD Group, focused on emerging leadership development and author of many books including Amazon bestseller and ISM-focused Thinking Outside the Window.


T.V. Thomas

Dr. T.V. Thomas is originally from Malaysia and currently serves in Canada as Director of the Center for Evangelism and World Mission. Thomas has served on the faculty of the Canadian Theological Seminary, and as Chair of Evangelism there. He is also Board Chair for several global ministry entities including Ethnic America Network, the Lausanne Movement’s Global Diaspora Network, and Global Mobilization Network.

GLOBAL CAMPUS will also offer four super seminars and two dozen workshops on a variety of ISM-specific topics. These workshops, given by a variety of ISM specialists, are a highlight of ACMI conferences annually. In addition, the conference will feature mini talks on ISM topics and plenty of time for networking with others.

To register for ACMI Conference 2019 GLOBAL CAMPUS click here. To view conference registration costs click here. For those desiring to register paying in Canadian dollars, click here.

For advance travel planning, on-site registration will open June 13 at 1pm, with the first event being dinner at 5:30pm. The conference will conclude on June 15 at 9:30pm. Questions may be directed to conference leadership at

Please visit here for conference directions and transportation details. Please visit here for parking details should you be driving.

TYNDALE CERTIFICATE IN INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE FOR SERVING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GLOBAL CAMPUS registrants are being offered a discounted price of only $189.00 USD for this course, which also includes an IDI assessment and 20-minute personal debrief. The course is being offered by Toronto’s Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre. To learn more about the certificate course, click here. You can indicate your interest when completing the Conference registration form - answering “yes” for that question - to be sent the discount code to be used on the TIM website. Registration and payment for the course is separate from Conference registration.