Tom Lin

Director of Urbana and Vice President of Missions, InterVarsity USA
Madison, Wisconsin/USA

(as of 2012)

As a Harvard student at Urbana 93, Tom was compelled to give his whole life to student ministry and global missions. Since then, he has planted a student movement in Mongolia with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, helped plant 16 new InterVarsity chapters as the Regional Director for the central U.S., written a book published by InterVarsity Press, and spoken to thousands about missions. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board for Wycliffe Bible Translators and is the Lausanne International Deputy Director for North America.

Blog posts by Tom Lin

By Tom Lin

We do Urbana because there is a need for Urbana. As we look around the world, there is urgency in challenging this generation to engage globally, to grasp biblical foundations of mission, and to discern vocational calling in the midst of the world’s needs.

By Tom Lin

God has a mission. God has acted in history—and is still acting now—to reconcile people from every nation and all of creation to himself. He is the primary agent of his mission. He began his mission, and he continues to work it out in greater love and power than we can imagine.

By Tom Lin

As we celebrate the growth and initiative of the Global South, as we commit ourselves to humble servant-hood, is there still a place for us in God’s global mission? Yes!

By Tom Lin

Leslie Newbigin wisely suggests that the North American Church must “learn afresh what it means to bear witness to the gospel from a position not of strength but of weakness.”

By Tom Lin

The New Normal in missions presents exciting opportunities. But three things will make this journey much harder than we might think. 1. Perceived Power Loss...