Call for Presentations: Stewardship, Simplicity, and Mission

ASM Annual Meeting 2019

The American Society of Missiology will meet June 14-16, 2019, at St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN. The theme for this year’s annual meeting is: Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithful: Stewardship, Simplicity, and Mission. For a full statement of the conference theme visit the ASM website. Registration for the annual meeting will open in February 2019. Please consider joining us!

Call for Presentations

As we come to grips with the economic and cultural consequences of globalization, where the gap between the rich and the poor has only widened, it feels timely to mine the depths of the rich biblical theme of stewardship and its missional implications, which include issues of solidarity with the poor, economic inequalities, theologies of wealth and prosperity, and personal lifestyles. Plenary speakers Ronald J. Sider, Fr. Benigno Beltran, and Debra Mumford, and a host of practitioners will inspire and facilitate us in conversations around stewardship, simplicity, and mission.

Papers might address topics including (but not limited to):

  • Stewardship and Mission
  • Wealth and Poverty
  • Money and Mission
  • Simple Lifestyle
  • Compassion, Justice, and Reconciliation (Holistic Mission)
  • Challenging Social Injustices: Sexism, Racism, and Classism
  • Prosperity Gospel
  • Environmental concerns
  • Urban mission
  • Community Development/Transformation

We also welcome presentations that fit the theme less formally, but which engage mission studies more generally.

We strongly encourage teams of three or more presenters to collaborate and submit proposals for panel sessions focused on shared themes. As space permits, we also invite proposals for high quality individual papers that are not linked to a formally proposed panel session.

This year, we also invite proposals for Works-in-Progress. For more information about presentation formats, see the Presentation Guidelines on the ASM website.

Submitting Proposals

To submit a presentation proposal:
To submit a panel session proposal:
To submit a Korean-language presentation proposal:

The deadline for all panel, paper, and colloquium submissions is January 25, 2019. Confirmation of accepted panel and paper proposals expected by March 8, 2019.


●        For presentation proposals, contact Madge Karecki (ASM 2nd VP; and Shari Madkins (Parallel Sessions coordinator;
●        For the ASM travel pool, contact Robert Danielson (ASM treasurer;
●        For the conference in general, contact Al Tizon (ASM President;

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