70th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Overview

The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Annual Meeting serves as the rallying point and official gathering for some 200 institutions of biblical higher education in North America. It is the annual occasion where leaders of our movement—presidents, trustees, and other educational leaders--connect, confer and sharpen their leadership gifts and abilities. In addition to an extensive and rich array of networking and professional development opportunities, the meeting also promises inspiration as together we worship God and seek Christ’s favor and direction. It is an occasion for refreshing our spirits, renewing our mutual calling, and reminding us that together, by the grace of God, we aspire to be a spiritually robust, culturally relevant, and professionally respected 21st century movement whose collective contributions to global gospel impact are multiplying in their scale, scope and significance. 

Our 2017 theme, The Church Near & Far . . . Present & Future.  In the 1990s, the Japanese concept of dochakuka was popularized through Harvard sociologist Roland Robertson’s coining of the term glocalization. Twenty-five years later, glocal occupies an established place in our cultural lexicon. It is neither possible nor profitable that our connected world becomes a homogenized world. The more our cultures are invaded, the more tribalized we become. What does glocalization mean for the church near and far, present and future?

Featured Speakers 

Plenary speakers Ramesh Richard and Leonard Sweet are uniquely gifted and positioned to help us engage such questions. In addition to these rich and thought-provoking plenary addresses, participants can choose from dozens of workshops and interact with dozens of service and resource partners.

Join hundreds of your colleagues—new friends and old—as we gather once again to reflect upon and renew our Spirit-enlightened and Spirit-energized commitment to Bible engagement and Bible-centered leader development for our glocalized reality.

Ralph Enlow

Ralph E. Enlow, Jr., President 
Association for Biblical Higher Education

When & Where

  • When

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Where

  • Wyndham Orlando Resort
    8001 International Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32819

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