“Urbana,” the world’s largest student missions’ conference, once again convenes in St. Louis, MO between Christmas and New Year’s Day – the next one being “Urbana 15” (See www.urbanba.org).
Volunteers for Urbana 15 are needed. Doing so is an important means of doing short term mission work … advancing the “Great Commission” of Jesus … right here in the heart of the United States of America.
Tom Lin serves as InterVarsity’s Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference.
“We are moved and inspired by narrative. And there is none more central than that of Jesus’ crucifixion and the cross, which we will study in the Gospel of Matthew at Urbana 15.” -Tom Lin
“After graduating from Harvard in 1994, Tom planted new InterVarsity chapters at Harvard and Boston University, worked as a HR Director of a Fortune 500 company, and served as a Leadership Pastor in San Francisco. From 2002-06, Tom planted and served as IFES Country Director of the Mongolian student movement. After moving back to the U.S., Tom served as Regional Director for the Central U.S., planting 16 new campus fellowships in 4 states, and overseeing the vision and strategic planning of the Region’s various ministries.
Currently, Tom serves as InterVarsity’s Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference. He leads a world-class team which oversees short-term urban projects, study abroad ministry, long-term collaborative partnerships in over 100 countries, training students and staff in missions, new global initiatives, and Urbana.
Tom authored the first Asian American ministry book published by IVP, Losing Face, Finding Grace (1997), also published in Chinese (2008). More recently, Pursuing God’s Call (IVP, 2012) launched as part of a new Urbana Onward Series (IVP, 2012), in which he served as co-editor. Tom is also a frequent conference speaker globally, a consultant for missions executives, and teacher for Perspectives courses.”
Previous radio segments done with Tom are as follows:
To hear … “Tom Lin leads Urbana ‘12, world’s largest Student Missions Conference … volunteers s needed “ … click on http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/287/5/; and …