God Belongs in School Too

UYWI has celebrated the God Belongs in My City movement since three student leaders and a frustrated Brooklyn youth pastor held their first New York City prayer walk three years ago. More than fifty cities and 60,000 tshirts later, GBIMC has taken on a life of its own.

Their latest viral campaign urges students to wear a God Belongs in My City shirt to school and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter before Monday, September 10, for a chance to win “the ultimate GBIMC apparel package.” Send tweets to @Gbimc and include hashtags #GBIMCATSCHOOL and #IAMMYSCHOOL.  Winners will be announced at GodBelongsInMyCity.com on September 10.

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2 Responses to “God Belongs in School Too”

  1. Rolarr Barnes 09/05/2012 at 11:45 am #

    I am a NYC man raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I was built to praise the Lord and sanctioned to preach the gospel. During my time in NYC I had interested in working in evangelistic ministry. I love hitting the streets and developing, and mentoring people; especially young people.

    I would love to be a extended, long distance partner with this Urban Youth Workers Institute and use your methods for the current city that I am in. We aren’t as huge of a city as you guys are but the need to unite, collaborate and combine forces to save a community is equally as important as the “highways” and “byways” you are currently working in at your city.

    Please let me know if this is an opportunity for us. I could, like everyone else build an initiative independent of yours but I figure why re-event the wheel. So please, I hope someone will get back to me soon. I look forward to hearing from someone soon.

  2. Jeremy Del Rio 09/06/2012 at 8:51 am #

    Rolarr: So good to hear from you! Consider yourself plugged in. Regarding GBIMC: connect with the crew at GodBelongsInMyCity.com for how to purchase t-shirts and organize a prayer march in your community. Re UYWI, we have many training resources available for free for you to use and distribute within your networks. See, for example, this recent blog posts which describes how to take advantage of those resources: http://uywi.org/free-indeed-uywis-july-4th-freedom-fireworks/. We also offer year-long training and coaching options through the Well, http://uywi.org/the-well, and our youth ministry Certification program, http://uywi.org/certification-program/. You can also consider inviting us to partner on a Reload lab or one-day conference; we offer Reload to cities throughout the country when leaders like you network with others in your community and invite us to come: http://uywi.org/events/reload/. Thanks for your love of youth and service to youth workers!

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