Why Attend


Know God’s will for your life.

There’s no other place where you can explore so many options for your future with so many people and organizations committed to making a positive difference in the world. As the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana offers a unique opportunity to find out how your education and skills fit current needs in the world, whether you’re pursuing nursing, art, physics, business, teaching, law, design, youth ministry, or technology.

Get firsthand info about the world.

And not the kind of info you hear in the news. At Urbana you can connect with Christians from around the world with real experience working and serving in amazing places. They’ve seen both beauty and brokenness in the places they’ve been, and will share insights that are hard to find anywhere else. Broaden your mind. Deepen your passions. Get inspired to courageously follow God’s leading in your own life.

Connect more deeply with God.

Urbana is a sacred way to use the days between Christmas and New Year’s, providing space to worship, pray, and listen to God’s Word. Over the last 70 years, thousands of women and men have encountered God at Urbana in profound ways that have marked their lives. But you don’t need to just take our word for it. Ask around. Find someone who’s attended an Urbana (they’re everywhere) and listen to their story.

Join others on the journey.

The worship, the seminars, the speakers, the exhibitors—those are all fantastic in themselves. But Urbana is more than its parts. Urbana is a chance to share five days with a diverse group of 16,000+ people who—like you—think carefully about their Christian faith and want to make the world a better place. Urbana is an opportunity to cross paths with others who are surrendering their entire lives to follow Jesus in everything, no matter the cost. Join them.

Find your life at Urbana 15.