The Sudan United Mission British Branch 1934 to 1977: An Examination of the Mission's Indigenous Church Policy


African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships


Historical Theology


The Sudan United Mission British Branch (S.U.M., B.B.) implemented the three-self policy, but there are no documents to show how this was carried out. This research examines the policy, why and how it was implemented, and the impact of the policy on the Church and the Mission. The significance of this study is that it addressed the problem of the overpampering of converts on the mission field of C.O.C.I.N. It also addressed the current wide gap in the relationship between S.U.M., B.B. and C.O.C.I.N. Both primary and secondary sources were used for this study.