THE CANADIAN’S GUIDE TO URBANA15
MISSIONS & MINISTRY
Urbana is the largest student missions conference in the world,
co-hosted by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Canada, along with
InterVarsity USA and Quebec’s Groupes Bibliques Universitaires et
Collégiaux du Canada. More than 2,500 Canadian students are expected
at this year’s conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. Faith Today is happy
to present this guide to help inspire students to attend this
life-changing event, and help navigate Urbana, Canadian-style,
once you arrive. BY KAREN STILLER, LYNDA MACGIBBON AND JANICE VAN ECK
Be sure to check out!
The Canadian student leaders track
400 Canadian students will participate in this track designed to
help them apply what they are learning at Urbana to their high
schools, colleges and universities back in Canada. This track helps
them think of themselves as missionaries leaving Urbana as a
cohort of young people unified in their desire to reach their
schools, neighbourhoods and friends for Christ.
Learn more at www.ivcf.ca/urbana/cslt
Inter-Varsity Canada’s booth
Located in the centre of the exhibit hall, this is a welcome
place for delegates to sit and rest as well as talk through their
Urbana experience with Inter-Varsity Canada staff who can
help delegates discern next steps toward a life of mission.
Canadian mission organizations
Interested in speaking with a particular mission group?
Besides all the international organizations, there are a host
of Canadian ones as well. Meet them in the exhibit hall.
Pastor and church leaders track
This track is co-led by Glenn Smith, executive director
of Christian Direction in Montreal, Que.
Inter-Varsity Canada missions director Steve Colby will
deliver the final plenary session on Dec. 31, 2015.