Urbana is one of the largest student missions conferences in the world and is held every three years. Since 1946, Urbana has been a catalytic event that brings together a diverse mix of college and graduate students, faculty, recent graduates, pastors, church and ministry leaders, and exhibitors. God has used Urbana to challenge nearly 300,000 participants with their responsibility and privilege in global missions. The 25th Urbana takes place December 27-31, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Wayumi is an adventure in tribal missions in Central Pennsylvania, sponsored by New Tribes Mission. With programs from 1-7 days for everyone from 7th grade and up, you'll see and feel what it takes to make disciples of every people group — and how you can be a part. On your Wayumi adventure: Explore what the Bible says about reaching all peoples; experience learning a tribal language; and connect with your guides — all veteran church planters.


John Piper on Missions (1:31). A compilation of John Piper’s statements on missions put to music and word art.


The Reward of His Suffering (7:19). Music video by Matt Papa with paper art tells the story of early Moravian missionaries. Contemporary and challenging.

OPERATION WORLD, Jason Mandryk, Ed. Operation World, the definitive global prayer handbook, has been used by more than a million Christians to pray for the nations. Now in its 7th edition, it covers the entire populated world. Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for world change, a missionary abroad or simply curious about the world, Operation World will give you the information necessary to play a vital role in fulfilling the Great Commission. Also available as a DVD-ROM.   (Amazon)

Prayercast exists to activate victorious, world-changing prayer and worship through mass media and the arts to advance the gospel to the masses. The site includes information and short prayer videos for countries, major world religions and special topics. Suitable for use in groups of all sizes.

The best place to start in mobilization is in God’s Word.  Several Bible studies are listed on the “Biblical and Historical” page.

The Greatest Story Never Told (4:20).  Demonstrates the need for Bible translation (with an Asia focus). Features university students from the U.K.

Mobilization & More

In addition to information about people groups and informative articles, Joshua Project has prayer resources, including an Unreached People of the Day. Information and requests for the daily group can be accessed online, or via email subscription, an app for various platforms, a calendar and a widget for embedding on your website.

GO MOBILIZE.  What would it take for you to start a mission movement among your friends, at your church, and in your family? Go Mobilize is a 7-lesson study designed to help you answer this question by: Showing you how to use the Scriptures to show others God's love for every nation, tribe, people, and language; helping you point believers to the people and places that have the least access to the gospel; and giving you the tools to disciple others toward obedience to God's global purpose.   (Amazon

The Traveling Team has been stirring university students all over the country to rise up and join God in reaching the world for Jesus Christ. Their vision is to send conference-level speakers to campus fellowships to give a Biblical foundation of missions, provide a call to action and meet with interested students. They focus on four-year, secular college campuses, visiting every university every two years.

Each of the 6 Ways to Reach God’s World videos gives an overview of one way to be involved in reaching God’s world in just five minutes. The videos interview individuals whom God has called to action in that particular role. Each segment ends with practical next step suggestions. These five-minute videos are ideal discussion starters for small-group or large-class settings, and can easily be shown in six sessions. Also includes a free discussion guide.

Conferences & Retreats

PRAY FOR THE WORLD, Mandryk and Wall, Eds. Operation World has been the world's leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Now the research team of Operation World offers this abridged version of the 7th edition called Pray for the World as an accessible resource to facilitate prayer for the nations. The Operation World researchers asked Christian leaders in every country, "How should the body of Christ throughout the world be praying for your country?" Their responses provide the prayer points in this book, with specific ways your prayers can aid the global church.   (Amazon)

CROSS exists for the global purpose of magnifying the kingly majesty of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on all the unreached peoples of the world where Jesus is not worshipped as God and Savior. To that end CROSS aims to mobilize students for the most dangerous and loving cause in the universe: rescuing people from eternal suffering and bringing them into the everlasting joy of friendship with Jesus. Messages from the December 2016 CROSS Conference are available at this website..


What is an Unreached People Group? (2:58). Narration and drawing do a great job of defining people groups, unreached people groups, and unengaged unreached people group.

What is an Unreached People Group? (1:54). Video of various peoples throughout the world with narration describing Unreached People Groups.

I Am a Missionary (4:05).  Narrated by Loren Cunningham, Youth with a Mission Founder, the video shows peoples around the world and describes the sacrifice and reward of being a missionary.

State of the World / The Task Remaining (4:36). Narration and drawing show the state of the world and the great imbalance between the greatest need and the current allocation of resources.