Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI)
The 2018 ACMI Annual Conference Proclaiming Liberty to all Nations will be held on the picturesque campus of Eastern University outside of Philadelphia, PA. The conference dates* are May 31 through June 2, with on-site campus lodging available Thursday through Saturday nights.
Conference plenary speakers are Fran Patt, general director of Frontier Ventures; Anita Gaines, director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Houston and coordinator of the NAFSA Christian SIG; Dr. Kevin Flannery, senior pastor Church of the Savior in Wayne, PA; Kathy Bell, Temple University Faculty - English for Internationals. We will also hear from ISM leaders in key cities for international student outreach in a City Ministry Panel featuring New York, Philadelphia and DC.
Over 30 workshops on a variety of ISM-specific topics will be offered. Workshop themes include: From Bondage to Freedom, Models of Ministry, Know the Interests of Others, Serve the Interests of Others, Common Ground Between Those Serving in Academic Administration and Those Serving in Christian Ministry. The request for workshop proposals will be sent in December 2017, and more information posted here.
This year's conference will have an emphasis on the university international student offices and ISM efforts in some major cities in the mid-Atlantic/northeastern United States.
Special registration with discounted pricing and 2-night lodging option will be offered to those coming on June 1 from the 2018 NAFSA Conference in Philadelphia.
More information to follow; conference registration will open February 2018. ACMI Members receive discounted registration.
*beginning Thursday afternoon and concluding Saturday night. We will identify local Sunday morning worship options at ISM-engaged churches.