(Madison, WI) – Registration for Urbana 22, InterVarsity’s 26th triennial student missions conference to be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana December 28-31, is now open at urbana.org/registration.
Since the first Urbana in 1946, God has used the gathering to invite more than 300,000 people to join him in his global mission. Urbana 22 will invite students to Rise Up as empowered, surrendered, and courageous whole-world, whole-life disciples of Jesus.
Some of the speakers who will challenge the more than 10,000 participants to do this include:
- Bishop Claude Alexander, The Park Church
- Alexia Salvatierra, Centro Latino/Fuller Seminary
- Prashan de Visser, Global Unites
- And more to be announced
Throughout the four-day conference, Urbana participants will study passages from the book of Acts in both student-led small group Bible study and Scripture exposition. They will learn from first century disciples who lived out their newfound identity and purpose as the first Christians.
At Urbana 22, participants will also hear stories of 21st century disciples whose lives demonstrate whole-life, whole-world discipleship.
“The way of Jesus in this world—the way God creates and calls his followers to be with him and for others—is marked by an empowered witness, a surrendered generosity, a courageous love,” says Ruth Hubbard, VP with InterVarsity who leads Urbana. “We see this in Acts. We’ll also see it in the diverse gathering of the Church at Urbana 22.”
In the afternoons of the conference, Urbana participants will have opportunities to explore where their gifts, skills, and passions fit into God’s global mission through connecting with others in the Gathering Hall––including coaches, seminar speakers from around the world, and a trained team of prayer ministers. They will also have the opportunity to meet with missionaries and leaders from over 200 missions organizations and seminaries exhibiting at Urbana in the Connections Hall.
While the conference is designed specifically for current undergraduate and graduate students, more than a third of conference participants—including InterVarsity staff—are from other generations.
Watch the video below for a preview of what participants will experience at Urbana 22. For more information, please visit urbana.org.
About InterVarsity Christian Fellowship:
One of the largest campus ministries in the United States, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ministers to students and faculty on over 700 campuses and has over 1,000 chapters across the nation, from Ivy League schools to community colleges. For over 80 years, InterVarsity has partnered with hundreds of college campuses to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed. InterVarsity is dedicated to establishing and advancing witnessing communities of students and faculty on college and university campuses.
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Jeff Bunch, Urbana