The AVM (Alliance for Vulnerable Mission) seeks, arising from long-term
mission experience, to make God’s Word known outside of traditional
Christian ’homelands’ by connecting with existing contours of non-Western
cultures. This is to be achieved by promoting Christian mission and
a. locally available (and not outside) resources.
b. indigenous (and not Western) languages.
The AVM wants to respond innovatively to the evident creation of massive
unhealthy dependency on Western languages and materials in the South.
It suggests that existing Western mission and development efforts be
counterbalanced by a sensitive presence of concerned, heedful, devoted,
and vulnerable Christian workers. Such (very scriptural) rooting of ministry
in the power of God in human weakness protects the dignity of people
threatened by rising economic and cultural imperialism. Rising intensities
of globalisation and the post-modern undermining of many time-honoured
epistemologies accentuate the need for such vulnerable workers.