Being A True Disciple

We live in a culture of contradictions. When I go to the Doctor, he’s telling me how I should diet in such a way that produces health, but I notice that he is overweight, or the politician who wants to legislate morality while living immoral, or the preacher that may preach Gospel text but refuses…

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Grief, a topic we really don’t discuss very often. The work I do and I’m called to, has a whole lot of violence and a lot of death, but we don’t seem to talk about the issue of death. Not just dealing and helping our young people with grief, but how do we as leaders…

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The desire to reach more students can sometimes mean bigger and better events.  We may duplicate the event someone else did but doesn’t mean we are being faithful to what God has called us to. Love is enough to get students through the door. When we can offer an unqualified love that is pure and holy, then that becomes contagious.…

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The church and urban youth workers sometimes have a hard time talking about this subject of sex and dating. We wanted to give you a guide you can use today in your own youth group. These tools can help you discuss this topic that some might be hesitant to bring up. Luma Haddad is a…

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We help LAUNCH leaders by platforming them so they can have the greatest impact with urban youth. Jeremy Del Rio has been connected with UYWI for over 15 years. Throughout those years, Jeremy has journeyed through our entire process: connect, learn, grow, lead, and launch. It was through the UYWI community of leaders that opportunities were given to…

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We are here to help you LEAD an amazing, risk-taking, faith journey that will transform the inner city. We believe in what God is doing in and through you. We believe in the potential of the students that God has put in your way. We believe that the power of the gospel changes lives. You are a…

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Byron, a recent graduate of the 90 Degrees Certification Program, is launching a youth church in the West Adams neighborhood of South Los Angeles. When Byron was fifteen-years-old he was brought to The Oaks Camp and Conference Center by youth workers from the World Impact Teen Center. I happened to be the speaker that weekend,…

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Sometimes we get in over our head. Our youth experience life-changing and traumatic situations that we are not prepared to deal with. The way in which we engage those situations is crucial to how our youth understand God as a loving father. It opens their eyes to the hope of the Kingdom of God. UYWI…

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