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Thursday, May 18
 

10:00am

Capturing Excellence: Developing Systems for Program Evaluation [REPEATS]
How do we know if our communities are being transformed? Come learn how to take an honest, unbiased look at the impact of your ministry or program, and how to use that information as a means of illuminating how God is moving in your community. Attendees will walk away with tools, resources, and strategies to create ways to evaluate ministry/program effectiveness and community transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Leilani Hernandez

Leilani Hernandez

Strategic Programs Officer, Solidarity
Leilani Hernandez, born and raised in Fullerton, CA, serves as the Strategic Programs Officer at Solidarity. She received her MS in Education from CSU Fullerton. She has a passion for cultivating lifelong learners – whether it is in a class, in a program, or in the church.


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Duke 603

10:00am

Effective Ministry To Marginalized Youth
Do you desire to impact the lives of LGBTQ youth, kids with disabilities, and those who are easily marginalized? Do you desire to increase your cultural intelligence in order to build a bridge across the gap between your church and others? This training focuses on developing and increasing our cultural intelligence (CQ), in order to begin the bridge building process of learning how to love our neighbors who appear to be different than us.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Schaffner

Chris Schaffner

Founder/Speaker/Author, Conversations on the Fringe
Chris is a certified counselor, founder of Conversations on the Fringe, and a veteran youth worker. He’s been working with hurting children, teens, and adults for over 20 years.



Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Duke 619

10:00am

Overcoming the Stigma and Understanding Mental Health Issues Facing Our Youth [REPEATS]
This workshop will be an overview of common mental health diagnosis that we see in youth today. Attendees will learn about the signs, and understand the stigma and barriers for mental health service. Learn a practical approach on how to address the issues of mental health with youth and how to help guide them to resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Young-Sheppard

Sarah Young-Sheppard

MSW, Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative
Sarah Young-Sheppard is an advocate for youth. A graduate of California State University Long Beach, she went on to work for an international children’s rights organization as a leadership facilitator and outreach manager. After receiving her Master’s in Social Work from the USC... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Duke 120

10:00am

Rescue a Generation [REPEATS]
This workshop will help leaders navigate, through creative ways, to go after the unchurched. It will include specific outreaches that can be done, how to create space in your youth group for the unchurched, and how to raise up leaders from unchurched students.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez

CEO, Rescue a Generation
Jose is the founder and CEO of Rescue a Generation Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on reaching students who are struggling in school due to behavior, suspensions, and family issues. He is a well sought-out motivational speaker who speaks to students across the nation. His passion for... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Duke 121

4:00pm

Advancing the Gospel to Refugees Next Door [REPEATS]
We often think of missions being overseas, but what if unreached people groups were entering our cities? And after fleeing major conflict, they were hungry for true peace? It’s happening. Refugees are in our cities, and the Church has an opportunity to advance the gospel to them. Increase your awareness of refugees, learn basic cross-cultural ministry skills, and get tangible next steps to lovingly move toward local refugees.

Speakers
avatar for Eric So

Eric So

Lead Planter, Peace City Church
Eric is a Korean-American pastor and church planter in Maryland. He is married to Lisa, and they have two young boys. He is passionate about cross-cultural discipleship and caring for the vulnerable. He’s been ministering to refugees since 2012. In 2014, his family intentionally... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duke 106

4:00pm

Love Your City: Outreach That Engages Your Entire Community [REPEATS]
This workshop will share how to cast a vision, raise money, partner with businesses and government, in order to love on your city in a huge way. We'll share creative ways to empower your church to engage your community through a week of multiple community service projects and events that show people the love of Christ. We have some amazing stories to share!

Speakers
avatar for Tommy

Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen

Lead Pastor, Crossover Church
Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen is the lead pastor at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL. He has released 9 Hip-Hop Albums and written 4 books. His latest book Love Our City also has a leaders box kit with resources to equip churches to reach thousands of new people in their communities.


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duke 113
 
Friday, May 19
 

9:00am

Campus Ministry: Easier Than You Think [REPEATS]
The average teenager in your community will spend 9000 hours of their life on the middle and high school campus. It’s where you and your youth group can have phenomenal influence for good. And campus ministry is easier than you think. We will unpack proven principles that you can leverage to impact your schools. Join the movement of reaching out to every school and student.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein

National Director, Campus Alliance
Chuck Klein leads as National Director of the Campus Alliance, a coalition of 60 youth organizations and church denominations that share the mission of reaching out to students at every middle and high school campus in America. Chuck enjoys equipping youth leaders to minister on campus... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 120

9:00am

From the Campus to the Cross: Mentoring Youth on Your Campus
Are you on a campus? Are you meeting new youth daily, but lacking in the ability to develop meaningful relationships with them? In this workshop you will learn how to maximize your campus access, and be inspired to creatively mentor youth for years to come! We will explore the idea of accompaniment, and share best practices for developing programs that connect you to the heart of the teen, and them to the heart of Jesus!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Vasquez

Eric Vasquez

Executive Director, Just Us 4 Youth
Eric lives and serves in the City of Pomona, CA. He is Executive Director of Just Us 4 Youth, a non-profit focusing on youth and mentorship. He is passionate about sharing the Gospel in his city, and is deeply engaged in community. His heart is for campus and compassion work.


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 507

9:00am

In the Beginning, Create: Seven Steps to Thriving School Partnerships
Scripture begins with the Great Artist creating, and inviting humanity to do the same. Yet school budget cuts eliminate the visual and performing arts experiences that awaken in students their creative imago dei. Explore how youth ministries can reintroduce students to their Creator, while adding real value to neighborhood schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Del Rio

Jeremy Del Rio

Executive Director, Thrive Collective
Jeremy Del Rio defines his passion to love well, create memories, and change the world. In 2011, he co-founded Thrive Collective to create hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools and has worked in ministry since 1982. A lawyer and author, Jeremy connects... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 517

9:00am

Ministry to Young People With Disabilities
There are over 600 million people in the world with disabilities. Fifteen to 20 percent of the teen population has some form of a disability. Yet only 10% of churches in the US serve these kids. We will dive into the world of disabilities and how you can create ministry among them.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Palermo

Nick Palermo

Executive Founding Director, Emmaus Inn Ministries
Nick is a graduate of San Jose State University with a BA in Sociology, and earned a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary. He is the founder of Young Life Capernaum, a YoungLives ministry to kids with disabilities and now is present throughout the world. He is also the co-founder... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 118

9:00am

To Protect and Serve: The Relationship Between Law Enforcement & Urban Youth Work [REPEATS]
The purpose of this panel is to point towards effective and practical actions for both sides to work together. The BIG idea is that youth workers can bridge the divide between law enforcement and urban youth, to bring healing to their communities. Attendees will walk away with key principles on how to begin the healing discussion, as well as lessons learned to continue through the tough moments.

Speakers
avatar for Ana G. Jara

Ana G. Jara

Youth and Family Services Support Coordinator, Santa Monica Police Department
Ana Gioconda Jara has years in non-profit management and community capacity development. Her foundation was Christ-centered ministry that focused on seeing and loving people. Best known for being a bridge builder, Ms. Jara has served youth for 20 years. She has brought her talents... Read More →
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Director of Partnerships & Collaborations, Lake Avenue Community Foundation
Eric V. Johnson has served urban youth for 40 years as a pastor/director/educator. He currently serves as the Director of Partnerships & Collaborations for the Lake Avenue Community Foundation. He is responsible for building support and advocacy within the school district around systemic... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 123

2:00pm

Advancing the Gospel to Refugees Next Door
We often think of missions being overseas, but what if unreached people groups were entering our cities? And after fleeing major conflict, they were hungry for true peace? It’s happening. Refugees are in our cities, and the Church has an opportunity to advance the gospel to them. Increase your awareness of refugees, learn basic cross-cultural ministry skills, and get tangible next steps to lovingly move toward local refugees.

Speakers
avatar for Eric So

Eric So

Lead Planter, Peace City Church
Eric is a Korean-American pastor and church planter in Maryland. He is married to Lisa, and they have two young boys. He is passionate about cross-cultural discipleship and caring for the vulnerable. He’s been ministering to refugees since 2012. In 2014, his family intentionally... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 601

2:00pm

Ball is Life
Over 50 million students fill the hallways of a school’s campus each day. Sports permeates the lives of our youth. In high school alone, over 50 percent of enrolled high school students play sports, while 44 million, ages 18 and under, will participate in youth sports, representing 60 percent of the US youth population. Sports is a powerful resource to IMPACT the KINGDOM OF GOD. Come learn how to use the influence of sports to impact campuses and communities!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Nickerson

Kevin Nickerson

Director of Los Angeles County, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Kevin Nickerson currently serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes LA County Director, the Los Angeles Rams Chaplain, and Executive Youth Pastor at Mission Eben-Ezer Family Church. His greatest accomplishment is to be married to his beautiful wife, Bebe, for 11 years. He is... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 619

2:00pm

I Followed the Lamb to School One Day... and Discovered America's Biggest Mission Field
Join campus ministry practitioners for dynamic conversations about reaching hurting kids at public schools. Discover the power of collaboration, holistic ministry ideas, and practical models that work. Hear real life stories of transformation that happened when God linked churches to 75 schools in San Diego. Get inspired and equipped to change lives! Don’t miss this chance to engage our country’s largest unreached people group: public school students.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein

National Director, Campus Alliance
Chuck Klein leads as National Director of the Campus Alliance, a coalition of 60 youth organizations and church denominations that share the mission of reaching out to students at every middle and high school campus in America. Chuck enjoys equipping youth leaders to minister on campus... Read More →
avatar for Nate Landis

Nate Landis

Founder & President, Urban Youth Collaborative
Nate is Founder and President of Urban Youth Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that equips churches to support student leaders at over 100 public schools in the US and Mexico, where thousands of kids attend student-led faith clubs every week. As an evangelistic preacher and... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Del Rio

Jeremy Del Rio

Executive Director, Thrive Collective
Jeremy Del Rio defines his passion to love well, create memories, and change the world. In 2011, he co-founded Thrive Collective to create hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools and has worked in ministry since 1982. A lawyer and author, Jeremy connects... Read More →
avatar for Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez

CEO, Rescue a Generation
Jose is the founder and CEO of Rescue a Generation Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on reaching students who are struggling in school due to behavior, suspensions, and family issues. He is a well sought-out motivational speaker who speaks to students across the nation. His passion for... Read More →
avatar for Eric Vasquez

Eric Vasquez

Executive Director, Just Us 4 Youth
Eric lives and serves in the City of Pomona, CA. He is Executive Director of Just Us 4 Youth, a non-profit focusing on youth and mentorship. He is passionate about sharing the Gospel in his city, and is deeply engaged in community. His heart is for campus and compassion work.


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Darling 411

2:00pm

Immigration from a Biblical Perspective [REPEATS]
In this tumultuous season, it's hard to know fact from fiction when it comes to Immigration in our country. As followers of Jesus, and those called to minister to urban youth, it's crucial we know what the Bible has to say to his Church regarding immigrants and how current rhetoric and policy impacts our students and their families. Come get equipped and empowered to engage this complicated issue head on.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Anderson

Bethany Anderson

Immigration Initiative Director, Solidarity
Bethany Anderson has been living and working in an immigrant community for the last 10 years. She currently serves as the Immigration Initiative Director for Solidarity, helps to lead the Orange County Evangelical Immigration Network, and is the founder and director of Camino Immigration... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 118

2:00pm

Listening to the Streets
The past affects the present. Evangelicals exegete scripture, but what if we applied the same discipline to exegeting our communities? Looking at history will help the way we understand systems that affect where buildings, schools, and freeways are today, which will help us minister to the people who live here now.

Speakers
avatar for Alberto Aguilera

Alberto Aguilera

After School Program Manager, Lake Avenue Community Foundation
Alberto migrated to the US as a child, and has grown up with a diverse perspective on social justice issues and understating of faith and culture. He is currently seeking a B.A. in Education. He is the Program Manager of LACF's North STARS Elementary After-school Program in Pasadena... Read More →
avatar for Curt Gibson

Curt Gibson

Associate Director, STARS (formerly Lake Avenue Community Foundation)
Curt has 30+ years of experience as a youth pastor, a consultant (in program design and implementation), and leader in the faith-based nonprofit arena. The last 15 years Curt has spent working for Lake Avenue Community Foundation, serving in the STARS after-school program and mentoring... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 513

2:00pm

The Local Church and Kids in Foster Care
Finding the creative ways to connect with kids who are in foster care in your neighborhood and surrounding cities.

Speakers
avatar for Noemi Chavez

Noemi Chavez

Lead Pastor, Revive Church
Noemi Chavez was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She’s been Pastor to Revive Church, alongside her husband, Joshua, for over 11 years. She is the Co-Founder of Brave Global, which is an organization that establishes a collaboration of church and state to better serve girls who... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 121

2:00pm

When Urban Kids Go To College [REPEATS]
For many, education is the key to getting out of "the life." It's opportunity. It is also full of challenges and new roads to navigate. Come join the conversation with a college professor, who serves as an academic advisor and mentor, helping urban kids discover, not only how to survive, but thrive in the college world.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Loescher

Kerry Loescher

Instructor, Oral Roberts University
Kerry Loescher is an instructor at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. With more than 25 years of professional youth and outreach ministry experience, her passion is to see hearts restored and communities transformed for the glory of God. Her great joy is raising up leaders who... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 119

3:45pm

Best Practices For After School Programming [REPEATS]
Quality afterschool programs don’t just happen on their own. They take committed team members, who are invested in the community that they serve. This interactive workshop will address best practices for administrators, site coordinators, and program staff. Moreover, it will challenge you to think how you will live out God's assignment for your life through this practical ministry named "After School Programs".

Speakers
avatar for Noemi Juarez

Noemi Juarez

Director of After School Programs, KidWorks Community Development Corporation
Noemi is the Director of After School Programs at KidWorks and Executive Director of Santa Ana Cares. She is an advocate for practical ministries that infuse quality education, mentorship, and faith. Noemi holds a BS in Education from CSUF. She and her family are members of Newsong... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 123

3:45pm

Educators on a Mission [REPEATS]
This workshop will challenge you to re-imagine youth ministry, and invite urban educators to become co-laborers with God as He invites us to join Him in our classrooms. As educators, we are positioned to have an eternal impact on the lives of our students. We will talk through practical steps we can take in accomplishing this task.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Huezo

Eddie Huezo

Teacher, NYC School System
Eddie Huezo is a 7th year teacher in the New York City public school system. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 14 years but now does ministry through the lens of a high school teacher. Born and raised in the Bronx he currently serves alongside Fellowship of Christian... Read More →
avatar for Esmeralda Huezo

Esmeralda Huezo

High School Social Worker, NYC School System
Esmeralda Huezo is a High School Social Worker in her hometown of the Bronx, NY. She has served youth and young adults for the past eight years. Esmeralda started mentoring young women during her undergraduate studies. She is now in her second year serving in the NYC public school... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 118

3:45pm

Planting Transformational Communities [REPEATS]
It is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Do we need reform in how we measure success in church planting? In education, success is measured by the number of degrees conferred for graduation, while prisons measure success by the number of beds they can fill. How does a church plant measure its success? In this workshop we address what true community transformation means by seeing the empowered poor advancing God's kingdom through the local church.

Speakers
avatar for John Evans

John Evans

Associate Pastor, World Impact
John Evans is founder of Paradigm Ventures Group. Since 1984, John has worked in healthcare management and business development. He has served in Christian ministry as a worship pastor and consultant. He also has experience in media development, production and marketing, having worked... Read More →
avatar for Cedric Nelms

Cedric Nelms

Pastor, Chosen Generation Fellowship Church
Cedric Nelms was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  With over 18 years of ministry experience, Cedric has been the lead pastor in a church planted in Watts called Chosen Generation Fellowship Church. Additionally, he is an associate with World Impact and works with LA Voice and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Watts

Peter Watts

World Impact LA City Director, World Impact Inc.
Pete Watts oversees World Impact's Mission for all of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. Pete holds a Masters in Communication and Education. After serving as an elementary school teacher, he opened the Thurgood Marshall Entrepreneurial Academy Charter Middle School in 2007... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 121

3:45pm

To Protect and Serve: The Relationship Between Law Enforcement & Urban Youth Work
The purpose of this panel is to point towards effective and practical actions for both sides to work together. The BIG idea is that youth workers can bridge the divide between law enforcement and urban youth, to bring healing to their communities. Attendees will walk away with key principles on how to begin the healing discussion, as well as lessons learned to continue through the tough moments.

Speakers
avatar for Ana G. Jara

Ana G. Jara

Youth and Family Services Support Coordinator, Santa Monica Police Department
Ana Gioconda Jara has years in non-profit management and community capacity development. Her foundation was Christ-centered ministry that focused on seeing and loving people. Best known for being a bridge builder, Ms. Jara has served youth for 20 years. She has brought her talents... Read More →
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Director of Partnerships & Collaborations, Lake Avenue Community Foundation
Eric V. Johnson has served urban youth for 40 years as a pastor/director/educator. He currently serves as the Director of Partnerships & Collaborations for the Lake Avenue Community Foundation. He is responsible for building support and advocacy within the school district around systemic... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 520
 
Saturday, May 20
 

11:15am

Capturing Excellence: Developing Systems for Program Evaluation
How do we know if our communities are being transformed? Come learn how to take an honest, unbiased look at the impact of your ministry or program, and how to use that information as a means of illuminating how God is moving in your community. Attendees will walk away with tools, resources, and strategies to create ways to evaluate ministry/program effectiveness and community transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Leilani Hernandez

Leilani Hernandez

Strategic Programs Officer, Solidarity
Leilani Hernandez, born and raised in Fullerton, CA, serves as the Strategic Programs Officer at Solidarity. She received her MS in Education from CSU Fullerton. She has a passion for cultivating lifelong learners – whether it is in a class, in a program, or in the church.


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 517

11:15am

Discipleship & Opportunities for Youth Economic Development [REPEATS]
Many youth, especially from low-income families, need tangible economic opportunities, and they need them today. Youth workers can weave job opportunities and training, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy into regular discipleship training. Hear from Christian leaders about what’s working to help the next generation of urban Christian youth leaders develop their own economic base. Your youth want jobs, businesses, and to manage money. Help them. Here’s how.

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Carrasco

Rudy Carrasco

U.S. Regional Facilitator, Partners Worldwide
Rudy Carrasco is the U.S. Regional Facilitator for Partners Worldwide, a global network of Christian businesspeople who use business as the way to end poverty. A board member of the Christian Community Development Association, Carrasco’s articles have appeared in Youthworker and... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 605

11:15am

Love Your City: Outreach That Engages Your Entire Community
This workshop will share how to cast a vision, raise money, partner with businesses and government, in order to love on your city in a huge way. We'll share creative ways to empower your church to engage your community through a week of multiple community service projects and events that show people the love of Christ. We have some amazing stories to share!

Speakers
avatar for Tommy

Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen

Lead Pastor, Crossover Church
Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen is the lead pastor at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL. He has released 9 Hip-Hop Albums and written 4 books. His latest book Love Our City also has a leaders box kit with resources to equip churches to reach thousands of new people in their communities.


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 125

11:15am

Planting Transformational Communities
It is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Do we need reform in how we measure success in church planting? In education, success is measured by the number of degrees conferred for graduation, while prisons measure success by the number of beds they can fill. How does a church plant measure its success? In this workshop we address what true community transformation means by seeing the empowered poor advancing God's kingdom through the local church.

Speakers
avatar for John Evans

John Evans

Associate Pastor, World Impact
John Evans is founder of Paradigm Ventures Group. Since 1984, John has worked in healthcare management and business development. He has served in Christian ministry as a worship pastor and consultant. He also has experience in media development, production and marketing, having worked... Read More →
avatar for Cedric Nelms

Cedric Nelms

Pastor, Chosen Generation Fellowship Church
Cedric Nelms was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  With over 18 years of ministry experience, Cedric has been the lead pastor in a church planted in Watts called Chosen Generation Fellowship Church. Additionally, he is an associate with World Impact and works with LA Voice and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Watts

Peter Watts

World Impact LA City Director, World Impact Inc.
Pete Watts oversees World Impact's Mission for all of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. Pete holds a Masters in Communication and Education. After serving as an elementary school teacher, he opened the Thurgood Marshall Entrepreneurial Academy Charter Middle School in 2007... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 120

11:15am

When Urban Kids Go To College
For many, education is the key to getting out of "the life." It's opportunity. It is also full of challenges and new roads to navigate. Come join the conversation with a college professor, who serves as an academic advisor and mentor, helping urban kids discover, not only how to survive, but thrive in the college world.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Loescher

Kerry Loescher

Instructor, Oral Roberts University
Kerry Loescher is an instructor at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. With more than 25 years of professional youth and outreach ministry experience, her passion is to see hearts restored and communities transformed for the glory of God. Her great joy is raising up leaders who... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 118

1:45pm

*CANCELLED* Overcoming the Stigma and Understanding Mental Health Issues Facing Our Youth
This workshop will be an overview of common mental health diagnosis that we see in youth today. Attendees will learn about the signs, and understand the stigma and barriers for mental health service. Learn a practical approach on how to address the issues of mental health with youth and how to help guide them to resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Young-Sheppard

Sarah Young-Sheppard

MSW, Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative
Sarah Young-Sheppard is an advocate for youth. A graduate of California State University Long Beach, she went on to work for an international children’s rights organization as a leadership facilitator and outreach manager. After receiving her Master’s in Social Work from the USC... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 119

1:45pm

Best Practices For After School Programming
Quality afterschool programs don’t just happen on their own. They take committed team members, who are invested in the community that they serve. This interactive workshop will address best practices for administrators, site coordinators, and program staff. Moreover, it will challenge you to think how you will live out God's assignment for your life through this practical ministry named "After School Programs".

Speakers
avatar for Noemi Juarez

Noemi Juarez

Director of After School Programs, KidWorks Community Development Corporation
Noemi is the Director of After School Programs at KidWorks and Executive Director of Santa Ana Cares. She is an advocate for practical ministries that infuse quality education, mentorship, and faith. Noemi holds a BS in Education from CSUF. She and her family are members of Newsong... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 123

1:45pm

Campus Ministry: Easier Than You Think
The average teenager in your community will spend 9000 hours of their life on the middle and high school campus. It’s where you and your youth group can have phenomenal influence for good. And campus ministry is easier than you think. We will unpack proven principles that you can leverage to impact your schools. Join the movement of reaching out to every school and student.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein

National Director, Campus Alliance
Chuck Klein leads as National Director of the Campus Alliance, a coalition of 60 youth organizations and church denominations that share the mission of reaching out to students at every middle and high school campus in America. Chuck enjoys equipping youth leaders to minister on campus... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 106

1:45pm

Discipleship & Opportunities for Youth Economic Development
Many youth, especially from low-income families, need tangible economic opportunities, and they need them today. Youth workers can weave job opportunities and training, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy into regular discipleship training. Hear from Christian leaders about what’s working to help the next generation of urban Christian youth leaders develop their own economic base. Your youth want jobs, businesses, and to manage money. Help them. Here’s how.

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Carrasco

Rudy Carrasco

U.S. Regional Facilitator, Partners Worldwide
Rudy Carrasco is the U.S. Regional Facilitator for Partners Worldwide, a global network of Christian businesspeople who use business as the way to end poverty. A board member of the Christian Community Development Association, Carrasco’s articles have appeared in Youthworker and... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 605

1:45pm

Educators on a Mission
This workshop will challenge you to re-imagine youth ministry, and invite urban educators to become co-laborers with God as He invites us to join Him in our classrooms. As educators, we are positioned to have an eternal impact on the lives of our students. We will talk through practical steps we can take in accomplishing this task.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Huezo

Eddie Huezo

Teacher, NYC School System
Eddie Huezo is a 7th year teacher in the New York City public school system. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 14 years but now does ministry through the lens of a high school teacher. Born and raised in the Bronx he currently serves alongside Fellowship of Christian... Read More →
avatar for Esmeralda Huezo

Esmeralda Huezo

High School Social Worker, NYC School System
Esmeralda Huezo is a High School Social Worker in her hometown of the Bronx, NY. She has served youth and young adults for the past eight years. Esmeralda started mentoring young women during her undergraduate studies. She is now in her second year serving in the NYC public school... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 116

1:45pm

Immigration from a Biblical Perspective
In this tumultuous season, it's hard to know fact from fiction when it comes to Immigration in our country. As followers of Jesus, and those called to minister to urban youth, it's crucial we know what the Bible has to say to his Church regarding immigrants and how current rhetoric and policy impacts our students and their families. Come get equipped and empowered to engage this complicated issue head on.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Anderson

Bethany Anderson

Immigration Initiative Director, Solidarity
Bethany Anderson has been living and working in an immigrant community for the last 10 years. She currently serves as the Immigration Initiative Director for Solidarity, helps to lead the Orange County Evangelical Immigration Network, and is the founder and director of Camino Immigration... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 113

1:45pm

Rescue a Generation
This workshop will help leaders navigate, through creative ways, to go after the unchurched. It will include specific outreaches that can be done, how to create space in your youth group for the unchurched, and how to raise up leaders from unchurched students.

Speakers
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Jose Rodriguez

CEO, Rescue a Generation
Jose is the founder and CEO of Rescue a Generation Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on reaching students who are struggling in school due to behavior, suspensions, and family issues. He is a well sought-out motivational speaker who speaks to students across the nation. His passion for... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Duke 121