1. Meet God
God meets people in a special way at Urbana. In the middle of the holiday season and in between semesters or quarters, the Holy Spirit invites you to set aside the busyness and stress of day-to-day life and draws you back to Jesus. Come excited and expecting to hear from the Lord.
2. Get a glimpse of heaven
16,000 people + dozens of cultures and languages + songs and music from the global Church = worship like never before!!!
3. Listen to moving, untold stories
Hear firsthand stories of people living and serving on the front lines of the thriving Christian communities within the persecuted church. Stand with them in their joy, suffering, and hope.
4. Expand your ideas of the church
Gain a new perspective on what it means to be a witnessing community. See God on a global scale and his works in the world.
5. Figure out what’s next
Step into a sacred space to hear from God. Be open to the Spirit’s promptings through speakers, seminars, prayers, and your conversations. Learn how your passions and skills can serve Christ across campus, your zip code, and the globe.
6. Study the Word
Dig deep into the book of Revelation through morning Bible studies and insightful messages. Grow in your understanding of Scripture and Christ’s call to be faithful.
7. Grow from global voices
Gain fresh insight into missions and world issues, trends and opportunities, as you learn from leaders, practitioners, and experts from around the globe. Learn what it means to be faithful, cross-cultural world changers.
8. Build connections
Connect with new people from across North America and around the globe. Get out of your comfort zone. Take the first steps in what could become rich, lifelong relationships.
9. Pray with power
Receive one-on-one prayer ministry. Talk and pray through your struggles and discernment process. Be encouraged and seek God’s guidance for your life through meaningful prayer times.
10. Explore unique opportunities
Urbana’s exhibit hall is one of the largest missions fairs in North America. With over 250 different missions organizations and seminaries onsite, take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet hundreds of missionaries, talk to them in person, and get their advice. God may use Urbana to guide you in a new, exciting direction.
11. Celebrate God’s diverse community
Engage with new cultures. Hear and receive stories that are different from yours. Be part of the beautifully diverse Body of Christ.
12. Go deeper
Take advantage of more than 200 seminars and tracks and learn how to love God through your gifts and skills. Network with mentors and leaders in industry and people with your same passions.
13. Challenge yourself
Grow through sermons, speakers, and seminars that courageously engage in difficult conversations and work. Learn how to live like Christ in a broken world.
14. Join the Urbana legacy
Be part of a 70-year legacy. Follow in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands, seeking God, surrendering their whole lives to Christ, and growing in their desire to serve others. Take your place in God’s work among the nations.
15. Be part of the 16,000
Pray, worship, and learn alongside believers from different denominations, cultures, and walks of life. Together, seek the living God.