Going to Urbana?

There are tons of reasons why you would want to attend Urbana 15 this December 27-31 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Urbana is a space set apart to hear God’s will for your life; Urbana is that rare opportunity to learn in a community like no other; Urbana is a time to explore what place your skills (yes, even your hacking skills) have in God’s global mission; Urbana is a place to answer your questions like “Who am I?” and “Who is God?”

But Urbana is also a place to question your answers.

As I’ve been growing in surrender to God, I’ve discovered three misconceptions that have been holding me back:

  1. God only wants me so he can cram me into his missions machine
  2. God only wans the "good" parts of me
  3. God's plan is a destination

(The Next Step talks about the truths that counter these lies.)

Of course, Urbana happens because there is a need for Urbana.

The world is hurting and there is an urgent opportunity for Christians to bring the Light of Christ into dark places. But ultimately, we go out into the world—not because of the darkness—but because of the Light. Because of God’s great love; because God is Love.

In Love, God made the world. And in Love, God has been working non-stop to reconcile the world to himself. And because of God’s great love for us, he has chosen to give us a real, tangible part to play in his reconciling work.

You want to go to Urbana to connect with this great Love. You want to go to Urbana to learn how God loves the world. You want to go to Urbana to find out what your next step is as you surrender to the God who is Love.

Expand your vision of what God can do and register here for Urbana 15. If you’ve already registered, encourage your friends and chapter members to go to Urbana as a community. The journey together will galvanize your witness on campus when you return.

It will be a journey you will never forget.

About the Author
Editorial Director
Kurt Bullis is the Editorial Director of urbana.org. He graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Communications and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and three daughters.