All Nations Christian College and the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission

(For more information: vulnerablemission.org)


All Nations’ purpose is to train and equip men and women for effective participation in God’s mission to His multicultural world.

Today, All Nations is one of the largest Colleges of its type in Europe and welcomes students and their families from all over the world. Over one hundred students from more than twenty nations live and study together here, so your cross-cultural training starts on day one! We are a diverse, supportive and vibrant community. You can learn from one another’s insights and experiences, and build friendships that last a lifetime!

Details: www.allnations.ac.uk



Alliance for Vulnerable Mission Purpose Statement

Vulnerable mission aims to encourage cross-cultural workers to follow the humble example of Jesus, who demonstrated His vulnerability in part by living like the Jews of His time and place. Examples of humble vulnerability include but are not limited to carrying out ministry in culturally appropriate ways, refusing a high-status position, learning a local language, and avoiding the use of imported resources in favor of local ones.

Introduction to AVM (Alliance for Vulnerable Mission)

The AVM (Alliance for Vulnerable Mission) seeks to encourage wider use of mission and development strategies that depend on locally available resources and local languages. These strategies are “vulnerable” in the sense that they do not have fringe benefits built into them, deliberately or otherwise. They will therefore fail unless or until there is strong local confidence in their spiritual or developmental value. The missionary or development worker will allow them to fail rather than prop them up with outside money.

“Vulnerable mission” may be seen as part of the movement toward contextualization of the Gospel of Jesus, which we regard as the theory of many and the practice of few. We would like to see more people take the risks of contextualization and vulnerability in order to reap the rewards that only come to those who value local resources and invest in local languages. If local tools seem slow or weak by comparison with foreign money and English (Spanish etc. – European language), then we say with a wise missionary of long ago, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor. 12:10) While vulnerable mission may not be the only biblical approach to mission, it deserves much more attention than it has been getting. Let’s talk.

… there should be some missionaries from the West whose ministries are conducted in the language of the people being reached, without use of outside financial subsidy.

Details: vulnerablemission.org

(For more information: vulnerablemission.org)


All Nations’ purpose is to train and equip men and women for effective participation in God’s mission to His multicultural world.

Today, All Nations is one of the largest Colleges of its type in Europe and welcomes students and their families from all over the world. Over one hundred students from more than twenty nations live and study together here, so your cross-cultural training starts on day one! We are a diverse, supportive and vibrant community. You can learn from one another’s insights and experiences, and build friendships that last a lifetime!

Details: www.allnations.ac.uk



Alliance for Vulnerable Mission Purpose Statement

Vulnerable mission aims to encourage cross-cultural workers to follow the humble example of Jesus, who demonstrated His vulnerability in part by living like the Jews of His time and place. Examples of humble vulnerability include but are not limited to carrying out ministry in culturally appropriate ways, refusing a high-status position, learning a local language, and avoiding the use of imported resources in favor of local ones.

Introduction to AVM (Alliance for Vulnerable Mission)

The AVM (Alliance for Vulnerable Mission) seeks to encourage wider use of mission and development strategies that depend on locally available resources and local languages. These strategies are “vulnerable” in the sense that they do not have fringe benefits built into them, deliberately or otherwise. They will therefore fail unless or until there is strong local confidence in their spiritual or developmental value. The missionary or development worker will allow them to fail rather than prop them up with outside money.

“Vulnerable mission” may be seen as part of the movement toward contextualization of the Gospel of Jesus, which we regard as the theory of many and the practice of few. We would like to see more people take the risks of contextualization and vulnerability in order to reap the rewards that only come to those who value local resources and invest in local languages. If local tools seem slow or weak by comparison with foreign money and English (Spanish etc. – European language), then we say with a wise missionary of long ago, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor. 12:10) While vulnerable mission may not be the only biblical approach to mission, it deserves much more attention than it has been getting. Let’s talk.

… there should be some missionaries from the West whose ministries are conducted in the language of the people being reached, without use of outside financial subsidy.

Details: vulnerablemission.org

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