Missions on Staten Island

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Urbana Missions Conference

"God’s mission is for all humanity. Part of that mission is for the conversion and salvation of people, as well as discipleship and the building up of the church. And it’s also such things as the care of creation and dealing with systemic injustice." -Christy Wilson

Urbana is aimed at helping participants see:

  • the Mission of God as revealed in Scripture
  • the world for which God is concerned
  • the unreached in their world


Urbana is helping participants live

  • in right relationship with God
  • with Jesus as Lord
  • as missional Christians


Urbana is helping participants commit

Staten Island

What missions has taught me

  • "Missions brings out the flesh in you." - Ruth Pham
  • There is a need for dependence on God.
  • It expands your vision into God's vision.
  • It's not about pleasing people.
  • We have to trust that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in that place even after we leave.

2 Corinthians 3:4-6

"Such is the confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."