Mobilization Partnerships

Partner With Us. Exhibit at Urbana 21.

Thousands come to Urbana, seeking direction and guidance. As they hear from God, they need opportunities and options to serve and fulfill their commitments. Exhibitors at Urbana have the opportunity to partner with participants in finding where they fit into God’s global mission through your ministry. Our hope is that every student would be able to have meaningful connections in the exhibit hall and catch a glimpse of how God may want to use them. Come enter this sacred space to encourage and send a generation.

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Urbana 21 Exhibit Mobilization Partnership Criteria

All mission sending agencies, schools and mission equipping agencies applying to be a part of the Urbana 21 exhibit hall will be evaluated through the unique criteria outlined below. It is our hope, as we partner together, that we break down barriers for students so that they can encounter their calling at Urbana 21 and move toward mobilization into God’s global mission.

Partnership Application Criteria:

Mission-Sending Agencies

Organizations that are geared toward mobilizing students through sending internships, short-term, mid-term, and long-term mission opportunities.

  • Affirm InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement.
  • Have advancing God’s global mission as the vision and purpose of your organization.
  • Demonstrate affiliation, accountability, or partnership with an umbrella organization, network, or other reputable agencies.
  • Offer short-term, mid-term, and/or long-term opportunities or access to opportunities for kingdom service. These programs will be evaluated based on:
    • The training, mentoring, and pastoral care offered to participants through an established program, with attention paid to spiritual, relational, and cross-cultural matters.
    • The partnership with local churches and indigenous ministries in the area where the ministry serves.
  • Be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

While we recognize that political engagement is a legitimate Christian vocation which can advance God’s global mission, Urbana does not accept exhibitors whose primary focus involves legislative reform.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Mission-Equipping Agencies

Organizations that are geared toward equipping students to go overseas through training, coaching, debt relief, and fundraising

  • Affirm InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement.
  • Demonstrate affiliation, accountability, or partnership with an umbrella organization, network, or other reputable agencies.
  • Provide services, training programs that help directly equip students for a lifetime of global service; and/or provide fair trade business opportunities, business-as-mission opportunities, or internships that mobilize students.
  • Be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

While we recognize that political engagement is a legitimate Christian vocation which can advance God’s global mission, Urbana does not accept exhibitors whose primary focus involves legislative reform.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Graduate Schools & Seminaries

Graduate schools and seminaries need to provide accredited and established degree programs in missiology, cross-cultural ministry, urban studies, or urban ministry and agree to InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Statement.

Be registered with the appropriate governmental agency for tax purposes.

Urbana reserves the right to decline any application. Urbana will decline the applications of potential exhibitors when it deems, at its sole discretion, that the exhibitors’ presence, messages, or practices might disrupt the conference or might conflict with the goals of the conference’s sponsoring organizations even if the potential exhibitors otherwise meet the above criteria.

Application Opens
Spring 2021


Exhibitor Prospectus

All Urbana mobilization partners are asked to apply to be a part of our exhibiting space onsite at Urbana. The partnership application will be open in the spring of 2021.