Welcome!

Urbana.org is growing.

Guiding this growth is a conviction that God is active in the world today, telling the same story he has been telling since he created time. As creatures made in God’s image, we are more than characters in that story, we have been invited to join with God in creating his story. Accepting this invitation is such a complete and overwhelming good that the invitation is given as a command:

Go and make disciples of all nations.

This site is dedicated to empowering and equipping you to take your unique part in telling God’s story. How have you been made? What gifts do you have? Where does your deep gladness connect with the world’s deep hunger? What keeps you from responding to God’s invitation? I hope this site will help you find answers to these questions and many others.

Urbana.org takes its name from the Urbana Student Missions Conference hosted by InterVarsity/USA, Inter-Varsity Canada and Groupes Bibliques Universitaires et Collégiaux du Canada. Urbana is a large-scale, empowering missions event held every three years and is the most diverse gathering of students, recent graduates, missions practitioners and church leaders in North America. This site is your source for information about the conference, where you come to register for the conference, and a resource for you as you prepare for and process the conference.

The Urbana Conference and Urbana.org have the same goal: to compel this generation to give their whole lives for God’s global mission. I hope Urbana.org becomes a place for you to discern how God may be leading you and a resource to help equip you for the journey ahead. I hope Urbana.org becomes a place for excellent content toward these ends and also for excellent conversations. I hope Urbana.org connects you with others who are asking the same questions, those who can help you find the answers and those who can encourage you along the way.

This is your site. If there’s anything you’d like to find here or any way the site can serve you better, please let me know!

Kurt Bullis

Urbana.org Editorial Director