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"Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!"
John 4:35 (NKJV)

To behold means to look intently and specifically at something. Jesus reminds each one of us to lift up our eyes to look specifically and intently at the harvest, the people He puts right in front of us. Now that our Missions Conference is here, we have the opportunity to behold, see and celebrate what the Lord is doing locally, nationally and internationally. Come and join this wonderful opportunity to hear our Missionaries report on how God is working.

Our Missions Conference theme for 2023 is...


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Please prayerfully consider your 2023 Urbancrest Missions Offering Pledge.

Urbancrest’s Mission Offering Supports Southern Baptist and other Kingdom ministries. Urbancrest’s Missions Offering Team determines how these funds will be distributed for the greatest Kingdom advancements locally, nationally and internationally. For more information about the Missions Offering, please contact Andrew Trezona (Minister of Missions) at These funds are distributed locally, nationally, and internationally.​
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Urbancrest Missions Offering

Urbancrest Missions Offering Supports:

Urbancrest Missions Offering Provided (in 2022):


Urbancrest Mission Trips

Prayerfully consider joining a mission trip in 2023!

Unless specified, all mission trips participants must be 16 years and older. Dates for trips may change due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information on mission trips, contact the Minister of Missions, Andrew Trezona, at

2020 Urbancrest Mission Trips

June 3 - 8

Key West, FL - Swim

June 8 - 12

M-Fuge - Jr./Sr. High Youth

June 24 - 30

Guatemala - Caring Partners

June 26 - July 13

South Africa/Malawi - Prison, VBS, Orphan Care

July TBD

Canada - Church Plant Outreach

July TBD

Las Vegas - Sr. High Youth

August TBD

London - Evangelism, Outreach

September TBD

Cuba - Pastor & Leader Training

October TBD

Spain - Evangelism

October/November TBD

Easter Europe - Global Leadership Partners (Business Men & Women)

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Support & Training - Missions Globally and Locally

Urbancrest trains and supports sending missionaries and short-term workers to the mission field both globally and locally through our Mission College. Click Here to Learn More.

Are you looking for a unique way to grow in your faith, give a reason for the hope you have, or are you considering a short-term mission trip or a long-term placement? Perhaps you are just interested in knowing the possibilities of missions and aren’t sure where to start.

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About the Conference

Missions is the heartbeat of Urbancrest.

The Urbancrest Missions Conference is our annual celebration providing you with the opportunity to meet the missionaries we support locally, nationally and internationally.

We hear how God is working around the world and celebrate all He is doing. Learn where to partner in prayer, serving, giving, going and sending.

SAVE THE DATE: Join us March 15th – 19th

Schedule of Events

  • 5:30 PM | Church-wide Dinner
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Worship Service with Missionary Presentations

(Location: Gymnasium & Worship Center)

  • 5:30 PM | Sandwiches, Desserts, & Beverages
  • 6:30 PM | Missionary Presentations: First Rotation
  • 7:20 PM | Missionary Presentations: Second Rotation

    (Location: Gymnasium & Classrooms)

  • 5:00 PM | Taste & See International Dinner
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Missions & Prayer Commitment Service

    (Location: Worship Center)

  • 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM | Worship Services with Missionary Presentations

    (Location: Worship Center)

***Nursery will be provided at all services for children from 0-36 months***

Hans Ostrem
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Canada

Hans Ostrem serves as the Regional Vice President for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in Canada. Together with his wife Brandy, they previously served with the International Mission Board as missionaries in North Africa and the Middle East. After six years overseas, God moved them back to Canada to serve with the North American Mission Board in Toronto as evangelism catalysts for local churches. During this time, God used them create ministry platforms for North American churches in using sports as a means of cross-cultural evangelism engagement. Hans and Brandy have four children: Alexis, Kristopher, Rowan and Erikson and live in Mississauga, ON.

Paul Gotthardt
Lead Pastor: Life Baptist Church,
Las Vegas, NV

Paul has been married to Brea Bell for 22 years, and they have two teenage daughters. He holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Adonai University. In the past 17 years, he has helped plant 15 churches, published three books, authored the This Is the Gospel discipleship series, and is the Managing Editor of In addition to those responsibilities, Paul serves as the founding and Lead Pastor of Life Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.