Recently a youth worker called asking for help in finding curriculum for urban students to help them understand and develop their faith. He works with primarily unchurched students, and wants something he could use for their weekly Bible Study. He also would like to take 6-8 urban students on a mission trip to Africa. He […]
I know several of you have been praying, and I wanted to make sure you had an update from the Martins themselves: Family and friends We apologize that it’s been a while since our last update. We left you the day we were told that Tycean was going back into the hospital for a cardiac […]
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The following question was emailed from Concerts of Prayer Greater New York to Jeremy after the “Mooks, Midriffs …” presentation at the Greater New York Pastors Prayer Summit. “Now Iâ€™d like to see how we can reach young people online; what are some strategies and programs that have been successful with such a plugged-in generation?” […]
You stand your ground.Â Watch what happened in 1997-98 when the New York City Housing Authority attempted to evict Generation Xcel unjustly, as reported by the New York City newsmedia.
Phil Jackson’s “The House Covenant Church” (thachurch.org) has several articles hosted on their articles and audio page. Article titles include “Truth In Your Grill!”, “How To Hang Up On a Booty Call”, and “How To Get Along With Your Parents Without Going Crazy.” The great thing about these articles is that they look to be […]
Mooks, Midriffs, Myspace and More: A Prayer Agenda for America’s Youth (Presented by Jeremy Del Rio at the Greater New York Pastors Prayer Summit 2007) Downloads + Powerpoint Presentation + Prayer Concert Audio + Intergenerational Conversation Audio – Part 1 / Part 2 Source Material + Why Should I Care So Much? And Other Christ […]
I am late in putting these up, but also the Cost of the Kingdom, and the Conference opening are on YoutTube.
The Salvation Army has a new music site for their youth (although not exclusive to Salvation Army youth), and it’s promoting new music by young artists, songwriters, poets. I think this opens up to doors to hear talented inspired rappers, spoken word artists, poets, punk bands, R&B groups, pop groups, and others who want to […]
The NY Times online has an article about how young people are increasingly visiting video sites where there are no filters or banning of any content. If you’re interested in what your kids are looking at and watching and want to stay with the trends, you may want to read this article.
Lots to look forward to this year. 11 more RELOAD events this spring, our national conference (UYWI07), and a revamped website among other opportunities and resources.
This is a fascinating list, but be aware that it does use reverse psychology… link
A free New Year’s concert (in Diamond Bar, CA) featuring Odd Thomas & DJ Bobbito (UYWI’s Bobby Duran) and Starfield. It’s 8pm to midnight. Bring your youth, bring your friends, bring yourself if you don’t have anything going on. Click on the image above for a larger image to promote this event.
This was a short video put together by Paul Sun for UYWI with interviews of Susie Kook and Peter Watts who both do ministry in different parts of Los Angeles on why they do urban youth ministry. It’s very encouraging and I hope you take 6 minutes and 52 seconds out of your day to […]
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!! Tycean is now home (he came home early last week) and apparently he’s doing okay, but there will be more follow-up surgeries in the future. Again, thanks for your prayers and as you think of the Martin family in the future, continue to keep baby Tycean in your prayers.