Two Ways Urbana Has Blown My Mind

It has been an amazing time at Urbana! Over 16,000 delegates have gathered and God has been inspiring us to reach this world! Here are two of my favorite things that have happened so far!

David Platt Brings Conviction


This was one of the best talks I have heard in a long time. One that I want to go back to and listen to again. It was so convicting and it really helped me re-callibrate with Jesus. He preaches out of an often avoided text in Luke and he really called the American Church out for its low risk, high comfortability ways. (Platt starts at 53:50)

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36,000 AIDS Kits Made


The whole Urbana conference gathered to make 36,000 AIDS kits for Swaziland last night to bring a loving touch to people and help push back this unfathomable pandemic. The workers there needed more kits, so here you go…36k of them. What a cool, interactive way to help “Join in”. You can read all about it here and see tons of pictures here as well!

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About Beau Crosetto

Beau is the author of "Beyond Awkward: when talking about Jesus is outside your comfort zone". He is called by God is to raise up and release people that want to start new ministries (apostolic) as well as people that want to share their faith (evangelists). He currently is the Greater Los Angeles Director for Greek InterVarsity and in charge of specifically seeing new Greek (fraternity & sorority) InterVarsity chapters start on college campuses. Beau is married to Kristina and they have three kids: Noah (7), Sophia (5) and Wesley (3).


  1. Beau,
    We met briefly at the Ambition conference in January 2012. I’ve since transfered from IV into church ministry, but I love reading your blog because it reminds me of what is really important as I serve in ministry.

    Thanks for posting those highlights. I’ve heard from a couple of IV staff and it sounds like Platt’s talk was something that moved quite a few people. I’ve really enjoyed reading his book and it was great to hear him address some of the themes from it at Urbana. I wish I had been there in person:(

    Keep up the great posts.

    ~Nick Price

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