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05/18/2012 @ 12:00 pm - 05/19/2012 @ 5:00 pm

$35 – $45

Eventbrite - RELOAD Los Angeles 2012

Friday Morning Updates / Frequently Asked Questions:  

  • Housing is still available.  Just show up, and we’ll take care of you at registration.  
  • The Soul Care Retreat is not an all-day activity.  It’s a space set aside for you to come and go as you please, and it’s open from 10am-3pm today, but you can show up anytime.  You don’t have to rush to be here by 10.
  • If you’d like to attend one of the Ministry Site Visits and you have just one or two people, you can just show up at The Dream Center, Kidworks or Solid T (Addresses below).  If you have a larger group, call first at 800-734-8994.   The CityLink site visit is cancelled. 

Dorm housing will be available through Azusa Pacific University. Download APU Housing Reservation Form
*Reservations will be coordinated through APU.    Reserve by May 1.  Still accepting Reservations.

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A 2-Day Experience

(Friday Only 10am-12pm)
These site visits will be offered off the APU Campus and you must be Pre-Registered to attend one of these sites. Find out more information about these ministries, follow the links below.
City Link Ministries(Adopt-A-Block Model) – 8440 Nuevo Ave. Fontana, CA 92335
The Dream Center(CCDA Model) – 23301 Bellevue Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026
KidWorks Center – (After School & CCD Model) – 1902 W. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92703
Solid T(Economic Development Model) – 8332 Secura Way, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670



(Friday & Saturday)
led by Archie Honrado, LA RELOAD Spiritual Director


(Friday Only 2-5pm)

Diversion/Prevention Program For At Risk Students In A Public Setting
taught by Pete Contreras, 2nd Mile Urban Ministries & Dennis Martinez, Off The Street/Training Center
This lab will cover the effectiveness of using diversion program in public school to minister to at risk students. Hear from two organization that are collaborating together to make a difference. We will be having ex-gang members and students who will be sharing about their involvement and effectiveness in reaching student. We will dialogue about vision, curriculum, and how to navigate through the public arena to serve.

The Lost Art of Risk in Spiritual Formation: Discipleship That Will Make You Nervous (In A Good Way)
taught by Jason Jaggard, CEO/Founder of Spark Good Studios
We all want to facilitate powerful life change for ourselves and for the students around us, yet it can be difficult to fight the temptation of creating spaces of learning rather than spaces of transformation. This breakout will explore how to move away from a consumer-centric model of discipleship by intentionally creating spaces with a value for risk.

Sticky Faith: Instilling in Your Students a Faith That Lasts
taught by Kara Powell, Fuller Youth Institute, Eric Johnson and Curt Gibson, Lake Ave. Community Foundation
Why is it that over 40% of your students will ditch their faith after they leave your ministry? This seminar takes a practical look at research conducted by the Fuller Youth Institute on students across the U.S. It unearths some of the toxic myths your teenagers believe about the gospel, the church, their family, and your ministry that cause them to shelve their faith. You’ll leave with all sorts of practical ideas you can use immediately to help students stick with both your ministry and their faith for the long haul.

Building Blocks of Urban Youth Ministry (First Two Years)
taught by Larry Acosta, Urban Youth Workers Institute & Greg Moder, Patten University
If you’re new to youth ministry or need a fresh start, this one’s for you! You may be asking questions like: Where do I begin? What is most essential? What are the best ways to build a volunteer team? How can I better connect with youth in the church and beyond the four walls? Learn a step-by-step process for mapping out your first two years in urban youth ministry.

Live Out Your Strengths
taught by Scot Burbank, Biola University
You were designed to live life to the fullest. Do you know how? This seminar is designed to help you begin to recognize and awaken the natural talents, passions and dreams that lie within you.

Empowering Young People as Agents of Change
taught by Lina Thompson, World Vision- Community Youth Development Director
Young people have within them the experiences, skills, perspectives and knowledge that, when partnered with adults, can lead to exciting and innovative community transformation.  Come be part of an important conversation about this approach we call Community Youth Development and learn some of the practical ways to integrate this approach into your programming philosophy.  World Vision staff will share a model for youth empowerment and community transformation that is at work in Southern California and in other communities around the country.


(Saturday Only)

Core Values of a Youth Worker: Laying A Foundation For Ministry
taught by John Park, New Life Community of LA
You’ve heard it said that “Values are caught, not taught.” Is there a set of core values that every urban youth worker should live through and live out? If so, what are they and how should we integrate them into our life, ministry and youth ministry? This session will help you to find a foundational theology on which to build values for ministry that will help you stand strong against the tests and adversities of life.

Feeding Father Hunger:
Understanding And Ministering To The Fatherless Generation
taught by Pete Conteras & Jeremy Cross, 2nd Mile Urban Ministries
Oftentimes both kids and adults are unaware of the lifelong effects that an absent father has in the life 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.

Churched but Unchurched
taught by Khristi L. Adams, APU Associate Campus Pastor
The term “churched” describes a person taught or belonging to a church. The term “unchurched” is often used in reference to a type of behavior displayed that is not consistent with the ideals of the institutional church. The majority of 21st century youth are perceived as unchurched because their culture, values and ideals are not consistent with that of their predecessors. However, there is no such thing as a universal definition of churched. This workshop will layout of the tension between the two definitions and how each youth ministry should center on balancing the two.

Building Blocks of Urban Youth Ministry (First Two Years)
taught by Larry Acosta, Urban Youth Workers Institute

Incarnational Ministry
taught by Daniel Lai/ Young Life

Junior High Adult Leader Track
Call of Duty: Building Assets Every Student Needs
taught by Ray & Shavonne Barela, Victory Outreach Chino, CA
This track will teach how to build sustainable assets for Junior High Students and interface with realities without being controlled by them. As a youth worker, our relational time with students is minimal; therefore, it is important for us to focus on the right things. Kingdom ministry to students shifts our efforts to play it forward by teaching them to spend less time trying to control problems and troubles…in an exchange to visit their capabilities in strength and potential. Students must learn the value in not being a joystick to the challenges in their lives.

How to do Research that Produces Evidence of Success
taught by Les Harman, Biola University
This workshop will provide a hands-on, practical approach to conducting various forms of marketing research that speak directly to creating evidence of success. Topics will include a basic overview of how to develop the right research objectives, conduct interviews, moderate focus groups and develop survey questions that will produce data that shows various points of success with established ministry and/or program goals. Several examples from Urban Strategies’ evidence of success program will be presented to substantiate the teaching.

Women in Urban Youth Ministry
taught by Khristi L. Adams, APU Associate Campus Pastor
Women and men alike are caring for communities of faith in urban environments. In spite of this, women are seldom the public faces of urban youth ministries. This workshop will wrestle with the nature of women in Christian leadership and urban church ministry.

Teen Track: A Facebook Without Love (2-Part)
taught by Mark Anthony Chase, Pasadena Church
In years past, sex, alcohol, and drugs were a few of the leading influencers that “helped” teens feel as if they were gaining ground relationally with other students.  When these were coupled with media and music, it seemed like adults were always 10 steps away from a youth’s daily reality.  In today’s world, teens can connect visually without ever having to confront who they really are!  In fact, through social media avenues, teens can bypass life – yet still feel alive and in the mix!  This session will remind students of who they really are, and how loving themselves first will help them lead their lives into a personal book they can face forever.

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(Friday Only 9-11pm)



10:00am – 12:00pm – Team Site Visits
10:00am – 5:00pm – Soul Care Retreat
1:00 – 2:00pm – Registration Opens
2:00 – 5:00pm – LearnShop Discussions
5:00 – 7:00pm – Dinner Break (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00pm – General Session #1
9:00 – 11:00pm – Late Night Options
(Block Party, Artisan Lounge, Late Night Hoops,
Coffee bar and more…


8:00 – 9:00am – Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30am – Prayer & Acoustic Worship
9:00 – 10:30am
– General Session #2
10:45 – 12:15pm
– Elective Workshops
12:15 – 1:15pm
– Lunch
1:30 – 3:00pm
– Elective Workshops
3:15 – 4:45pm
– General Session #3


05/18/2012 @ 12:00 pm
05/19/2012 @ 5:00 pm
$35 – $45
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Azusa Pacific University (East Campus)
901 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, CA 91702 United States
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