It's hard leading alone. Don't get used to it. Register for the Fuel Networks REFUEL Tour to learn how to develop urban youth leaders and connect with local leaders around you.

The REFUEL TOUR is an urban ministry intensive focused on developing urban youth leaders in their city. Through this FREE* one-day intensive, urban youth leaders will receive executive-level leadership training, tips for collaborative ministry, and city-specific workshops on addressing their community's needs.


April 22, 2023
*In-Partnership with FlavorFest


April 29, 2023


May 20, 2023


June 10, 2023
*In-Partnership with FlavorFest


July 15, 2023
*In-Partnership with FlavorFest


August 5, 2023


September 30, 2023
NorthPark University - Isaacson Chapel
5047 N Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL 60625


October 21, 2023
Grand Canyon University -
Howerton Hall
3300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017

*Cities in-partnership with FlavorFest have a registration fee.


New Leadership for a New World

taught by Tommy Nixon
Combining his years of experience running the non-profit, Solidarity, and his current role as Chief Executive Officer at Urban Youth Workers Institute, Tommy Nixon will lead a workshop based on his forthcoming book on leadership. This workshop will help individuals in various areas of leadership discover God's plan for successful leadership and how to navigate the pitfalls of ministry growth, all while leading and reaching the next generation.

Kingdom Co-Labs

taught by Will Cumby
Will has a passion for connecting leaders and building collaborative events. This session will teach the mechanics of community partnership and asset mapping. There are pockets of resources in your community with everything you need to serve and empower your youth. Using the book, Rooting for Rivals, we will work through a strategic plan for community success led by your youth.

City-Specific Topic

taught by various leaders
Each city has specific needs and in order to make each stop unique we are bringing in leaders to speak about the concerns of your city. This is a collaborative conversation to set goals, create plans, and develop systems for change. Guest speakers are announced a couple of weeks before the event.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Devotional
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM General Session 1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Breakout Groups
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM General Session 2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Breakout Groups
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM City-Specific Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Groups
*Schedule for FlavorFest events will be different. Please visit their webpage for exact details.

Powered by a collaboration between UYWI and DVULIFuel Networks, is here to encourage and empower leaders to build networks and invoke a holistic Gospel-centered approach to improving their local communities.