Over the last 66 years, no other missions event has had so powerful an influence on the mobilization of students for cross-cultural involvement in missions as the Urbana student mission conventions...Read The Full Article
Urbana Gets Radical
This Month's Articles
David Howard was a 20-year old sophomore at Wheaton College when he attended the first Student Missionary Conference held in Toronto, Canada in December, 1946. He attended with Jim Elliot, his best...Read The Full Article
Background: I first met David Howard at the 1970 Urbana Student Missions Convention held in Champaign-Urbana, when he was serving as Assistant Director of the event and I was a senior in college....Read The Full Article
Editor’s Note: Steve Hoke first attended Urbana ’67 as a 17-year old freshman at Wheaton College. Since that convention of 5,000, he has only missed two conferences, and has attended in several...Read The Full Article
Empowering Every Tribe and Tongue to Worship Jesus
A Conversation with the editors of the new book from William Carey Library, Worship and Mission for the Global Church, by Robin Harris, James...Read The Full Article
Recently an appeal for funds came across my desk and caught my attention. It was an appeal to help build a girls’ dormitory in a rural part of Africa. Obviously girls need an education, and they...Read The Full Article
Did you know that Ralph Winter had a penchant as a youth for re-engineering and re-building firecrackers? Or that one of his main professors during his doctoral work threatened to remove him from...Read The Full Article
Co-laboring to Catalyze "Cascading Church-Planting Movements" Among the Least-Reached Clusters of Peoples
Let’s start here: Ethne really isn’t like any other network or conference out there—at least, none I’m familiar with.
I’ve been to a number of mission conferences. Some have been huge, and some...Read The Full Article
In a remote valley in a restricted access nation, I gathered with my Ina partners as we discussed how
to reach the 1.4 million Ina people. I had taught them repeatedly that the only way to reach...
During the months of March and April we will be praying for the Eurasian peoples, with special focus on the people of the North Caucaus and the East Asian peoples, with special focus on the Japanese. After hundreds of years of battles for Soul and Soil, the Caucasus nations today remain in a “graceless chasm.” Hence the Caucasus proverb: “When will the blood cease to flow in the Caucasus Mountains? When the sugar canes grow in the snow.” The Japanese of Japan are the world’s second largest unreached people group with less than one-half of one percent of its 127 million people defined as “evangelical”, and barely 2% in Japan even professing "Christian" faith.
It was the fall of 1946. Ralph D. Winter was 22 years old, already a graduate of Cal Tech. About ten years before, he had become friends with Dan Fuller, son of popular radio preacher Charles E....Read The Full Article