Hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
The Urbana Student Missions Conference is a milestone moment. It’s a sacred space for vibrant, multicultural worship, dynamic Bible teachings, and eye-opening testimonies from the global Church. It’s a space for whole-life, whole-world discipleship — discovering how God is calling us to use our gifts and passions in his global mission.
Students, faculty, pastors, parents, retired professionals — God is calling everyone to join his global mission. Together at Urbana, we’ll gain a bigger vision of the world and experience God’s heart for the nations.
“At Urbana, I made a commitment to use my accounting degree to serve God in missions. It had a huge impact on my life, and the highlights video and worship continue to encourage and challenge me!”STUDENTS
“Urbana was my introduction to God’s global kingdom work in 1990. It inspired me and many in my generation to do and to be what we are today as global servants.”MINISTRY ORGANIZATIONS & EXHIBITORS
“God, through Urbana, has reassured me that he will use my skills and talents and expertise even though I don’t have the typical missionary background.”GENERAL PARTICIPANTS
“The Lord has used Urbana to invigorate our whole congregation in understanding its calling to take the gospel to the nations.”CHURCHES & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Urbana began over 70 years ago in 1946 in Toronto, Canada, with 575 students. Urbana was “just the beginning of a mighty missionary movement … an instrument in God’s hands, not only as a home mission, preaching the gospel to America’s college students, but also as … a pool of consecrated manpower for the evangelization of the world,” said its first Director, Stacey Woods.
Since then, Urbana has called nearly 300,000 people to whole-life, whole-world discipleship. For many years, Urbana was hosted in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois — hence the name Urbana.SEE ALL PAST URBANAS