Wanting to equip your youth with creative ways to serve? Take a peak at Ignite Teams. This one-day training event mobilizes youth to make a difference in their schools, churches, and communities. When: Saturday, October 27 (9am-4pm) Where: Biola University 2011 Ignite Promo from Biola Youth on Vimeo.
Your Work with Urban Youth Matters Ever wonder urban leaders do what they do? Why they target the urban market? Take a look at a few mind blowing statistics: 1 in 5 Black teens & 1 in six Latino teens become pregnant each year 40% of Black male high-school dropouts are in prison, on […]
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder… This simply means that people find different things beautiful. For instance, take a Pablo Picasso painting. One person may think it is the most beautiful piece of art they have ever seen. Another person may look at it and think looks like a mistake, way too confusing […]
Have you found it hard to grab the attention of the youth in your community? Is it ever a struggle to bridge cultural or generational gaps? Give music a try. Place some speakers outside your doors, setup a few giveaways (i.e. candy or resources), and you’ll be surprised at how many new faces will stop […]
Did you know that more than 20% of all children in the U.S. fall below the poverty rate? How about the fact that 60% of those children are black & hispanic? This means that more than 16 million children go without sufficient food, shelter, and medical needs. Ways you can help: Financially: The obvious response would […]
See what our partnership with LifeWay Student Ministries produced in Nashville last weekend! 360 Nashville ReCap from UYWI on Vimeo.
The Miami Herald’s Celina Canales reports that the Breakthrough school moves children out of poverty through education. Watch the video below to see how diversity in learning styles, community, and role models can propel students toward success. Original Post here!
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 […]
Today’s Motivational Monday comes from urban education insider Jeff Duncan-Andrade. What’s it like for a 12 year old, or 15 year old to continually re-engage with violence daily and have to come to school and talk about test scores? “I can’t imagine the day after Columbine saying okay back to the books…. But that’s what […]
360 Nashville National Conference 13 Days Away! Today we’re featuring one of the 360 conference workshops, “Praying, Planning and Empowering Your Urban Church for God to Move in Big Ways” led by Crossover Church’s lead pastor, Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen. This workshop shares how to empower your volunteers biblically and practically with tools to dream big […]
Quotes of Influence: Martin Luther King, Jr. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Urban youth ministry is challenging and the hurdles often times seem beyond our range, but your perseverance and constant sacrifices […]
Exciting news for everyone attending our 360 National Conference in September! Christian hip-hop duo Group 1 Crew will perform new songs from their album “Fearless.” With salsa dancing and spoken word artists like Propaganda, Group 1 Crew is just another way to spice up this overall youth worker training event. If you haven’t already registered, you […]
True Life Story: Transformed by the Gospel Inspirational story of redemption. Going from the “church isn’t for me” mentality-> to overcoming fatherlessness, drugs, and gang violence through the power of the Spirit.
Dr. René Rochester takes a closer look at how culture is transformed by the Spirit and the Word of God at 360 Nashville National Conference. Workshop title: “Learning the Language and Culture of the Kingdom: Neither male nor female, Greek nor Jew… we are all one in Christ Jesus.” Examine how a newborn learns the language of […]