Find a passion and make a difference at Urbana

By December 4, 2015
(Photo courtesy InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Urbana)

(Photo courtesy InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Urbana)

USA (InterVarsity/MNN) — Where can explore future career and ministry options, with other people and organizations who are making a positive difference in the world for Christ?

One word: Urbana.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s student missions conference, known as Urbana, is held every three years. It holds general sessions, 200 seminars, and 250+ mission agency and seminary exhibitors offer students and other attendees an incredible array of stories describing how God is at work in the world.

Held December 27-31, 2015, Urbana 15 will take place at the Edward Jones Dome and the Americas Center in St. Louis. This year, more than 16,000 students and other guests will be in attendance–all who will get to hear the diverse array of compelling speakers and astounding stories in the seminars, between morning and evening plenary sessions.

Interested in what’s happening in Cuba? Check out the seminar. Is there hope in the Middle East? That’s a seminar. Can we end modern slavery? How can a Christian pursue racial reconciliation? Is the traditional model of missions sustainable in the 21st century? Is science compatible with the Christian faith? How does a Christian discern how God may be leading him or her into a career? Can social media be an effective witnessing tool? They’re all seminars available at Urbana, with professionals sharing how they see God at work.

Speakers at Urbana include:

– Ali Llewellyn and Nick Skytland, NASA strategists and technologists
– Ben Lowe, of the Evangelical Environmental Network
– Janeen Uzzell, global director of external affairs and technology programs for GE Global Research
– Jeremiah Zaretsky, of Jews for Jesus
– Joshua Swamidass, professor of immunology and pathology, Washington University
– Lisa Calfas, Brand Strategist at Google
– Paul Borthwick, international missionary strategist
– Ruth Hubbard, chief brand officer for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA
– Simon Sathish, head of the Union of Evangelical Students of India
– Simon Seow, digital strategist for Cru
– Victor Obeng, General Secretary of GHAFES, the Ghaniaian affiliate of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
– And many more

What subjects, stories, and passions tug at your heart? Hear all about them at Urbana 15!


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