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Thursday, May 18
 

10:00am

James 1:27 Ministry: Operating a Homeless Teen Home, Helping Orphans in Their Distress [REPEATS]
Have you ever considered starting a long-term home for homeless kids? This workshop will cover how to disciple homeless teens in a long-term housing ministry. We will look at the development of the home, and how to holistically disciple kids in that context.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Contreras

Pete Contreras

President/Founder, 2nd Mile Urban Ministries
Pete Contreras is the Lead Pastor of New Vision Christian Fellowship, a multi-ethnic/economic/generational church, and also President/Founder of 2nd Mile Urban Ministries, a non-profit that works with at-risk youth. He is a graduate of Hope International University and the DeVos Urban... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Duke 513

4:00pm

Ministry with Teen Moms [REPEATS]
This workshop is designed to equip youth workers to know and reach teen moms in their community. Knowing the strengths and challenges of teen moms, as well as the resources and networks that serve these girls, will build a foundation to serve girls that you know (or want to know). We will dive into dispelling myths around teen moms, and explore ways to connect with girls one-on-one or in the midst of an active youth ministry.

Speakers
avatar for Emilie Schreiber

Emilie Schreiber

YoungLives Divisional Coordinator, YoungLives, (Young Life's Ministry to Teen Moms)
Emilie Schreiber serves as the YoungLives Southwest Divisional Coordinator for Young Life. For over 23 years, Emilie has worked for Young Life, as a mentor, an Area Director, and now her current role. She lives outside San Diego with her two teenage daughters, a dynamic husband, and... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duke 121

4:00pm

Ten Things You Need to Know about Reaching High-Risk Youth
Urban youth are not the same as high risk youth. But the U.S. government estimates that 1:4 young people are “at risk” of not entering healthy adulthood without significant adult intervention. This workshop examines ten contributing factors, and gives practical strategies for engaging each in ways that move young people toward character transformation, rather than dysfunction and delinquency.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Larson

Scott Larson

President, Straight Ahead Ministries
Dr. Larson founded Straight Ahead Ministries 31 years ago, which focuses on reaching juvenile offenders across 12 states and 5 countries. He also founded the "Every Youth, Every Facility" initiative which works with 40 national ministries to reach every youth in every juvenile facility... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Darling 411
 
Friday, May 19
 

9:00am

Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Urban Teenagers
This seminar is for those who have read Hurt 2.0, and those who haven’t. Chap will present the latest contemporary research on how life is experienced for all kids today, and then contextualize that for marginalized and oppressed teenagers. Using their own stories, from middle school through emerging adults, you will come away with a deeper understanding of the young people you are called to love.

Speakers
avatar for Chap Clark

Chap Clark

Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture, Fuller Seminary
Chap Clark, PhD, is professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Seminary, and President of ParenTeen, Inc. Chap has authored/co-authored 24 books, including the award-winning Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, Sticky Faith, and Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 121

9:00am

James 1:27 Ministry: Operating a Homeless Teen Home, Helping Orphans in Their Distress
Have you ever considered starting a long-term home for homeless kids? This workshop will cover how to disciple homeless teens in a long-term housing ministry. We will look at the development of the home, and how to holistically disciple kids in that context.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Contreras

Pete Contreras

President/Founder, 2nd Mile Urban Ministries
Pete Contreras is the Lead Pastor of New Vision Christian Fellowship, a multi-ethnic/economic/generational church, and also President/Founder of 2nd Mile Urban Ministries, a non-profit that works with at-risk youth. He is a graduate of Hope International University and the DeVos Urban... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 122

2:00pm

Criminal (IN)Justice System: Understanding (and Dismantling) the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Mass Incarceration
Did you know that the US incarcerates more people per capita than any other country? Or that they determine how many prisons to build based on 3rd/4th grade reading scores? We will explore the injustices of the criminal justice system, how schools contribute to overcrowded prisons, and how the US is getting rich off of prison labor. Learn practical and powerful ways to impact and dismantle the system (even if you never meet a prisoner).

Speakers
avatar for Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Juvenile Justice Advocate/Gang Intervention Specialist, A Hope Dealer
Amy “Hope Dealer” Williams is a 24-year youth ministry veteran, certified Gang Intervention Specialist, and juvenile justice advocate in Chicago. She's an advisory board member of the National Institute for Juvenile Justice Ministries, a steering committee member for the CCDA... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 520

2:00pm

Current Drug Trends Among Adolescents [REPEATS]
Drugs continue to plague youth across our country. With the current opioid crisis and the saturation of affordable heroin hitting the streets of urban, rural, and suburban communities, it is more important than ever for the church to step into the youth drug culture. In this workshop you will learn about current drug trends among adolescents, the science behind adolescent substance abuse, and what the church can do to address this epidemic claiming the lives of the teens and young adults in our communities.

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.



Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 120

3:45pm

Current Drug Trends Among Adolescents
Drugs continue to plague youth across our country. With the current opioid crisis and the saturation of affordable heroin hitting the streets of urban, rural, and suburban communities, it is more important than ever for the church to step into the youth drug culture. In this workshop you will learn about current drug trends among adolescents, the science behind adolescent substance abuse, and what the church can do to address this epidemic claiming the lives of the teens and young adults in our communities.

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.



Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 120

3:45pm

His Territory, His Neighborhood
The call to discipleship is amazing. It sounds nice until God calls you into the hardest neighborhoods with youth captured by a gang lifestyle. The gang mentality is complex. The fear looming around working with gang members often keeps God's people away from neighborhoods desperate to hear the Gospel! This workshop will teach best practices to work with gang affiliated youth. You will learn about the gang mentality, and how to navigate wisely amongst it to carry the Gospel light effectively.

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 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 117

3:45pm

Ministry with Teen Moms
This workshop is designed to equip youth workers to know and reach teen moms in their community. Knowing the strengths and challenges of teen moms, as well as the resources and networks that serve these girls, will build a foundation to serve girls that you know (or want to know). We will dive into dispelling myths around teen moms, and explore ways to connect with girls one-on-one or in the midst of an active youth ministry.

Speakers
avatar for Emilie Schreiber

Emilie Schreiber

YoungLives Divisional Coordinator, YoungLives, (Young Life's Ministry to Teen Moms)
Emilie Schreiber serves as the YoungLives Southwest Divisional Coordinator for Young Life. For over 23 years, Emilie has worked for Young Life, as a mentor, an Area Director, and now her current role. She lives outside San Diego with her two teenage daughters, a dynamic husband, and... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 113

3:45pm

The Doctrine of Discovery and Racial Conciliation
Most people are unaware that the Declaration of Independence, 30 lines below the statement "all men are created equal," refers to the Native Americans as "merciless Indian savages." In this seminar, Mark Charles will provide a Native's perspective on how a racist 15th century "Doctrine of Discovery" has influenced the very foundations of the United States of America.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Charles

Mark Charles

Founder, 5 Small Loaves
Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. He writes for Native News Online and his personal blog "Reflections from the Hogan". He served on the boards of the CCDA and the CRCNA. Mark also consults with the Calvin Institute of Christian... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 122
 
Saturday, May 20
 

11:15am

Race, Stress, and Ministry: Leading As People of Color in a Racialized Society
Has the interaction of your race, the demands of your organization, and systemic injustice taken a toll on you? This workshop will identify the unique dynamics of racial tension that leaders of color experience in ministry, as well as ideas to address the stress and fatigue that such tension can bring. Lastly, we will dig deeper into what it means to accompany youth of color in their discipleship journey in a racialized society.

Speakers
avatar for Marcos Canales

Marcos Canales

Pastor, La Fuente Ministries
Marcos Canales (M. Div., Fuller Seminary) is a Latino pastor and church planter who is passionate about the leadership development of emerging Latina/o generations. He has worked with non-profit community organizations in the areas of urban youth development, mentoring, and immigration... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 601