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  • Cru’s Olympic outreach film Struggle and Triumph is streaming online for free around the world in 33 languages. This could be a great tool to share Christ with your firends as the world begins to focus on the London 2012 games this Friday.
  • Whether it be registering for Urbana 12 before the price goes up July 1st, or figuring out how to run the race without the weights that slow you down, the June 2012 e-News is all about taking stock and taking the next step. If you missed it, the email is now archived on urbana.org as a record of the latest greatest articles and opportunities connected with Urbana and urbana.org, including the ability to recommend a resource that will be featured on urbana.org, urbana.org’s Spanish page, an article called Naked Missions and a lyrically written Missionary Bio from Siberia.
  • InterVarsity alumnus Jeremy Lin makes headlines once again, this time being named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the WorldWriting for TIME, United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan says Jeremy Lin’s story “debunks and defangs so many of the
  • Hear from Members of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California who have attended Urbana dating back the first conference in 1946.
  • An alumnus of Urbana 87, Calisto has himself been transformed by Urbana. Calisto has helped thousands of students to consider God’s calling on their lives and in the Church through Kenya’s own triennial Student Missions Conference, COMMISSION, which now brings together students from more than 16 of Africa’s countries. Calisto has given Bible expositions at numerous conferences, including the third Lausanne Congress, Capetown 2010.
  • Announcing the urbana.org student blogger contest! Urbana.org is looking for three student bloggers who can represent the diversity of the Urbana experience by chronicling their spiritual and personal growth relative to Urbana 12. The selected bloggers will receive a full scholarship for Urbana 12 registration ($339). Applicants should wait for a decision before registering for Urbana 12.
  • This December, David Platt will address nearly 20,000 participants at Urbana 12, the largest student missions gathering in the world. With three advanced degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream will bring a message that is as theologically grounded as it is practically challenging.
  • InterVarsity is part of the global movement called the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. How is IFES changing the world?
  • Patrick Johnstone, author of The Future of the Global Church, a new release from Biblica Books from InterVarsity Press, will visit five U.S. cities from January 14-25 to prepare American Christians for global ministry in the
  • Julia says, “Unlike all the missionaries I met, I felt called by God to pursue animal health, not human health. And I began to wonder if that calling was wrong, because I had never heard of anyone being a veterinarian missionary.”Unsure if she should use her intellect to pursue a
  • Last year brought the passing of Dr. John Stott, a friend of mine and of InterVarsity and Urbana. One of the special joys that God has granted in my life has been the great privilege of knowing and working closely with John Stott as the Urbana Director for Urbana 73 and Urbana 76.
  • Urbana is now tweeting! Follow us at www.twitter.com/urbanamissions to receive updates about Urbana 12, encouragement in your daily walk, opportunities to serve, breaking news, and more.
  • Mildred Cable, along with Evangeline French and Francesca French, followed God's leading to bring his Word to the towns and villages around the Gobi desert's scattered oases. The Trio, as they were called, traversed the vast desert five times over 15 years with the conviction that “Without God we cannot; without us, God will not.”
  • Ever thought about earning college credit for attending Urbana? Students at Carthage College were able to do just that at the last Urbana.Four years ago a new chair of the Carthage College (WIS) Religion Department asked to meet with the InterVarsity leadership team. “There were a lot of
  • Paul Borthwick’s forthcoming book will likely expand on these five observations below which he shared in a recent talk at InterVarsity’s National Service Center in Madison, Wisconsin. You can hear or download his complete talk here. In his talk, Paul references a similar talk he gave called “Around the World in 60 Minutes” which you can find here. As we determine how to be involved in God’s global mission, we do well to keep these 5 markers of the new normal in mind: