Connections Hall

Welcome!

The Connections Hall is a place for conversations, discernment, food, laughter, and fun.

As part of the Urbana afternoon experience, we’ve designed a space to help you meet and connect with organizations from all over the world. Come and see where God might be calling you into his global mission!

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A place for meaningful connection!

The Connections Hall has 192 missions organizations, seminaries, and schools, all eager and excited to help you discern your place in God’s global mission — even if it’s not with them!

We’ve developed six core neighborhoods to help you make connections quickly and explore the possibilities while you’re at Urbana.

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Partnering with 192 organizations

We recognize how crucial it is to have unity, collaboration, and partnership with organizations outside of our own – including yours. Come join these organizations and more to activate and encourage participants into God’s global mission.

Check out some of our exhibiting partners:

Outreach

unreached people groups, Bible translation, evangelism, church planting, teaching abroad, educational ministries, engineering, civic development, media, technology, & the arts

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Adventures in Missions Africa Inland Mission All Nations Ambassadors Fellowship, Inc. Avant Ministries B2THEWORLD Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV Ministry) Be One Together Bread of Life Missions Calvary Ministries-CAPRO USA Chosen People Ministries Christian International School of Prague Come Go with Us, Inc. Compel Global Crescent Project Crossroads Farm Crossworld e3 Partners ECHO Inc. East Africa River Mission EFCA ReachGlobal Elam Ministries Engineering Ministries International Family Missions Company Frontiers USA GFA World Global Gates Global Outreach International Global Teams Globe International GoCorps Grace International School-Dhaka, Bangladesh Here For Kids International Holy Land Ministries HOPE International Inca Link International Inspire Sports Camps International Community School Thailand International Ministries International Project International Schools Consortium Interserve JAARS, Inc. Jews for Jesus Keys for Kids KICY AM&FM (Arctic Broadcasting Association, Inc.) LAC World Missions Langham Partnership Life in Messiah International Literacy & Evangelism International Memphis Teacher Residency Mission Aviation Fellowship MissionNext Mont Lawn Camp MoveIn Movida USA Inc. Mustard Seed Network NAB, Inc. New International North America Indigenous Ministries OMF One Mission Society Operation Mobilisation-Special Projects Pioneers Pioneers Canada RCE International Rock of Israel Ministries Rosedale International Santiago Christian School SEND International Serge SIFAT SIM SOAR International Ministries Sojourn Inc. SonSet Solutions Students International Synergie Francophone TACO Team TeachBeyond TECH Team Advantage The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry The Power of Camp/Christian Camp and Conference Association True Mission Outreach TWR International Tyndale House Publishers Village Missions Village Schools International WEC International World Gospel Mission World Horizons & Al Massira World Mission Prayer League World Relief Wycliffe Bible Translators Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program YWAM Marine Reach

Campus Engagement

campus ministries, campus outreach, international student work

Justice/Freedom

social justice, urban ministries, people at risk, refugee work, environment

Health/Medical

medical aid, clean water initiatives, counseling, psychology, mental health

College/Seminary

undergraduate/graduate programs, missionary training

Mission-Equipping

organizations that help other mission organizations thrive and grow and/or organizations that are geared toward equipping students to go overseas through training, coaching, debt relief, and fundraising

Connections Hall FAQs

What exactly is in the Connections Hall?

People from 192 missions organizations, seminaries, and schools. There will be places to hang out, grab food and coffee, and meet new and old friends.

Where do I get started inside the Connections Hall?

The Hub is the perfect place to help you get a better sense of the layout of the Connections Hall. With multiple kiosks for you to browse all our booths and friendly, knowledgeable staff to help, you’ll soon have some great ideas of which exhibitors to check out. You can always just start exploring the space too. Exhibitors have been organized into neighborhoods based on similar goals and purposes.

How do I talk to an exhibiting organization at a booth?

Let’s just say it: Many of us feel weird talking to strangers. Just remember that the people from the organizations inside the Connections Hall know you may be feeling nervous — they may be too! — and they want to help you however they can, whether that’s praying for you as you discern, giving away free merch, or sharing more about their ministry. So take a deep breath, walk up, and say hi!

How do I know if an exhibiting organization is a good fit for me?

Maybe you’re coming into the Connections Hall feeling like you need to have the next 40 years of your life figured out by the time the conference is over. If that’s you, just take a second to pause and pray, asking God to lead you to where he wants you to be and help you surrender any unnecessary pressures to figure out the future. Then just relax and explore. Check out the organizations you’re most interested in — and some that you’re not (you never know what could happen). Gather up useful contact info and voice any concerns or questions. After Urbana, pray and reflect on where you sense God’s leading. Talk to your family, friends, and mentors. Feel free to reach out to any organization you met at Urbana after you get home. They want to hear from you!