Intervarsity’s Student Missions Conference,
St. Louis, Missouri (December 27-31, 2012)
The stated goal of the 2012 Urbana Conference is to “compel this generation to give their whole lives for God’s global mission.” Many generations of today’s missionaries and church leaders point to their time at Urbana as pivotal in their decision to serve in full or part-time ministry.
Urbana is only held every three years and the excitement is building for Urbana 2012. At the last Urbana (2009), the EPC was blessed to have about 120 college-aged and young adults in attendance.
College Ministries (CM) and World Outreach (WO) are working together to spread the word to our young adults (age 17-29) by reaching out to every EPC church and it’s leaders to encourage them to connect with college students, those home and away at school, and other young adults in their congregations.
While at Urbana, young adults will find unique opportunities to discern how God may be leading them, connect with others asking the same question, hear challenging calls to action, and speak with some of the hundreds of attending missionaries. WO is sending a team to Urbana and will host a special meal for EPC college students and young adults to connect and find out more about WO missions opportunities and Engage 2025.
Furthermore, we have set up a fund allowing us to scholarship several students who need some financial assistance in order to attend. We are also looking for donors to assist EPC students attend this potentially life-changing event.