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      International Society for Frontier Missiology 2012 in Elk Grove Village

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      September 19, 2012 - September 20, 2012

      Wednesday   4:00 PM - Thursday 4:00 PM

      1160 W Devon Ave
      Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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      International Society for Frontier Missiology 2012

      The Int’l Society for Frontier Missiology 2012 Conference


      Still an Exotic?: Reassessing Contextualization after a Century


      September 19–20, 2012

      Chicago, Illinois


      100 years ago Roland Allen was disturbed by the continuing foreignness of the church in frontier regions. He saw that it was “still an exotic.” He was convinced that following the Apostle Paul’s methods would ensure more indigenous expression that was far less dependent. In conjunction with the Evangelical Missological Society this centennial year, the ISFM 2012 will contemporize Allen’s concern by reassessing contextualization issues across the remaining religious and cultural frontiers. Students and younger adults are especially welcome.

      Special note:  The annual gathering of the ISFM described on this web page will take place from September 19–20 in Elk Grove Village, IL (about 10 miles from the O’Hare Airport). You’ll find registration and speaker information below.

      In addition, the ISFM will be offering special sessions during the North American Mission Leaders conference hosted by Missio Nexus, September 20–22 (immediately following our regular gathering). During this separate conference at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, the ISFM will be offering case studies of actual "insider movements" and a special opportunity for participants to interact with those closest to this phenomenon. Those wishing to attend the ISFM sessions at the North American Mission Leaders Conference (NAMLC) must register separately with Missio Nexus.  To register for the NAMLC, please click here.



      Country Inn and Suites, Elk Grove Village

      1160 West Devon Avenue

      Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


      The main ISFM gathering will be held in the Country Inn and Suites. For those flying into Chicago’s O’Hare airport, transportation will be provided (a $10 per direction charge may be assessed). To reserve your room ($94, double occupancy) for the ISFM event Wednesday night, call the hotel directly at 847-985-0101. When making reservations please request the ISFM group block rate. Availability is limited. All reservations at the group rate must be received by August 28, 2012.


      Conference Schedule

      Check back soon for the conference schedule. Note that registration begins at 4:00 PM and the first session begins at 6:00 PM (September 19). The last session ends at 4:00 PM (September 20).


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      Scott Moreau: “Mapping Evangelical Contextualization”

      Scott is Professor of Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in such areas as contextualization, folk religions, intercultural communication, trends in missions, and spiritual conflict. His newest book, entitled Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models, is soon to be released. Scott is editor of the Evangelical Missions Quarterly.


      John Jay Travis: “Nine ‘Alongsider’ Roles in Jesus Movements”

      John Jay Travis (pseudonym) has lived and ministered, along with his family, in Muslim communities for more than 20 years. He is well-known for developing the C-Spectrum.


      Paul de Neui: “Money and Mission in the Buddhist World”

      Paul and his wife, Gretchen, served as Evangelical Covenant Church missionaries to Thailand from 1987 to 2005, working with national leaders in a variety of contextualized holistic ministries. He has also served as a contributor and editor of several volumes with SEANET, an association of practitioners in mission across the Buddhist world. Paul is Professor of Missiology and Intercultural Studies and Director of the Center for World Christian Studies at North Park Theological Seminary.


      Ron Klaus: "Money, Movements and the Role of the Apostle: A Case Study from North East Africa”

      Ron is a professor of engineering turned pastor. Over the last 8 years he has made 24 trips to Africa under the auspices of Hope In View, Inc., to help churches convert “decisions for Christ” into transformation of individuals, communities, and culture. The principles he teaches have now been tested in many demographic sectors of African society.


      Dick Grady: “Context and Method among Muslims: A Comparative Study of Contextualization from Indonesia to the Arab World”

      Dick has worked with OC International in South East Asia and the Middle East over the past 30 years where he has developed Bible translators, taught Bible and Theology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and nurtured missionaries and church leadership from those contexts. He holds a ThM from Dallas Seminary.

      Cost: Early Bird (Ends August 25, 2012) 41.99

      Regular 52.24

      Student 26.62

      Categories: Religion & Spirituality

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