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RELOAD Lab Lexington
04/21/2012 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm10,$
Feeding Father Hunger: Understanding And Ministering To The Fatherless Generation
taught by David Cozart, Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative
Oftentimes both kids and adults are unaware of the lifelong effects that an absent father has in the life of a child. The emotional response of the fatherless can be linked to poverty, high school dropout rates, crime, drug use, and teenage pregnancy. The fatherless live a lifestyle living with a father they don’t see, while filling the empty space with painful outburst and pseudo-comfort realities. This Workshop will provide you insights for helping youth to discover their identity, pinpoint side effects that are gripping them from growth, and discover practical mentoring approaches to free their souls and not block their blessings.
Discipleship: An Effective Method of Mentoring Urban Youth
taught by Kendra Osborn, Amachi Central Kentucky
As urban youth continually endure the adversities of single-parent homes, unsafe neighborhoods and failing municipal systems, the need for nurturing and consistent adult relationships is exceedingly apparent. Discipleship is one form of mentoring that can transform the relationships you have with your youth and subsequently transform their relationship with Jesus. Come and learn from practitioners in the urban youth ministry field who will share stories of success as well as give practical guidelines for discipleship.
taught by Marcus Patrick, Urban Impact & Kayla Hurst, Broadway Christian Church
In his book, Toward a Prophetic Youth Ministry: Theory and Praxis in Urban Context, this biblically-based, holistic model for urban youth ministry flows out of the conversation between Jesus and an expert of the law where Jesus answered him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:25 am Worship, Welcome, Announcements
9:35 – 10:50 am Workshop 1 & 2
11:00 – 12:15 pm Workshop 3
12:25 -1:00 pm Next steps & Day ends