By Lisa Rieck

Iven Hauptman’s story is one of finding God in unexpected places—like Reed College in Oregon, ranked by the Princeton Review as the college at which students are most likely to ignore God. Though Iven attended church with his mom growing up, he had no intention of seeking Jesus at Reed.

By Louie Guan

Sixteen thousand attendees flood into a stadium, rushing to grab the best seat possible. Enormous monitors and hundreds of lights illuminate the seats. The band begins to play as the thousands sing along. This is not a music concert. This is not for us. This is all for an audience of One. Let Urbana begin.

By Sarah Yockey

You know you are a #InterVarsityBaby if any of the following are true for you: You never had a bedtime because your parents hung out late with college students, you committed yourself to following Jesus at an InterVarsity event as an elementary school student, and every three years your parents left you with grandparents the day after Christmas and disappeared to a magical place called Urbana.

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By Shaylen Jackson

Welcome to Urbana 15! The Urbana Team has been preparing for this week for so long, and we are incredibly excited you’re here! My own Urbana experience in 2006 was a game changer for me!

By Stephanie Jimenez

We’re going to ring in the new year in just a few days, and as I look back, I am thankful for all the blessings, opportunities, and growth God has provided this year, and I can’t wait for what the new year will bring. Urbana15 is here, and I am ready to start 2016 in the presence of God!

By Ali Llewellyn, Nick Skytland and Bret Staudt Willet

We’re counting down to #Hack4Missions, Urbana’s first hackathon! This will be an opportunity for creative, gospel-driven problem solvers to come together to collaboratively address real missional challenges with technology.

By Kurt Bullis

The Incarnation reveals how thoroughly intimate God’s love for us is. Our only fitting response to this great love and power is complete surrender; we must come to God with open hands receiving whatever God gives us and letting go of whatever God takes from us.


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