RELOAD Los Angeles

May 20 – 21, 2011
Biola University

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
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Pre-Registration: $30
At the Door: $40
Register for RELOAD Los Angeles 2011 in La Mirada, CA  on Eventbrite

Pre-Registration Deadline: May 17th. After that, please register at the door.
Register by Mail or Fax (check or credit card)
Registration FAQs

General Session will be in Sutherland Hall Auditoriumcampus map
Parking Note:
Park in Lot A off Biola Avenue.

Featured Speakers

Larry Acosta – Urban Youth Workers Institute
Hank Fortener – Mosaic LA
Trammel Orr – Relevant Life Church

LearnShops Discussions

• How To Build A Healthy & Thriving Youth Ministry: Matt Marino, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
This learnshop will focus on team building and will also cover the following:
• How your youth group today may be killing the church of the future.” • My youth group is small. What do I do?
• Being friends with un churched kids in their world.

• You’re Next: Accessing Federal Funds: John Lewis, Urban Strategies
Each year federal agencies provide billions of dollars in grant funding to impact communities in need. Many organizations are NOT accessing these available resources to serve the community.  YOU’RE NEXT is a learnshop where you will learn the skills, develop the relationships, and gain the confidence to begin the process of writing a competitive proposal for federal funding.

• Gospel Sex Talk: Aaron Dailey, Pure Path Phoenix
This session will cover how to proclaim the Gospel in a sex saturated culture. The power of the Gospel can save our youth from sexual impurity. Find out how the Gospel speaks to those who have been sexually abused and how the church can minister to them, among other related topics.

• Stress in the City: Irene Cho, Brad Griffin, Kara Powell and Jude Tiersma Watson, Fuller Youth Institute
Feeling overwhelmed by the chaos and trauma that seems to be all around you in the city?  Come learn strategies for surviving the “environmental press” of the urban setting and becoming more attuned to the ways it impacts our lives in order to prevent being crushed by it.   You’ll discover new things you can try every day, week, and month to find rest and balance in the midst of juggling your life and ministry.

• Future Profits: Financial Literacy: John Liotti and Jenni Ingram, Northern California Urban Development
Welcome to the next level in financial literacy training, designed to reach the emerging generation of youth in today’s media-driven economy. The FutureProfits curriculum blends essential life skills along with traditional financial literacy subjects, such as budgeting and banking, and also gives an in-depth look at topics including:
•Understanding predatory lending schemes •How money circulates in urban communities
•Race, class, and power structures in our society •How goal setting and decisions affect your future
•The benefits of delayed vs. instant gratification

• Impacting your school campus for Christ: Pete Contreras, Jessica Lopez & Jeremy Cross, New Vision Christian Fellowship
Is an interactive discussion for you and your student leaders regarding campus ministry, from beginners to veterans. We will be discussing how you might have a better impact on your school campuses from bible studies to mentorship and anything in between. We want to equip, inspire and encourage you in the work God has called you to. Some area of discussion will be on how to adopt a school, how to work with administrators, how to navigate your way through school systems, how to plan and finish strong with the work you are doing.


•  Bruises on the Soul: Healing for the Abused, Hopeless and Helpless: Herberto Romero, Project Tools
•  When the Men are MIA (Missing in Action)
: Peter Watts, The R.O.C.K. Church
•  “Sex On / Sex Off”:  The Why and How of Purity
: Marcos & Susie Gamez, World Impact Los Angeles
All in the Family: Tommy Nixon, Solidarity
Leading Beyond Fumes: Re-Fueling Your Soul and Re-Writing Your Future: Larry Acosta, Urban Youth Workers Institute
•  Teen Leadership Track: Moving students from Salvation to Lordship (2 Part): Pete Contreras, New Vision Christian Fellowship

click here to view our workshop descriptions

Ministry Site Visits & Team Building Experiences

These ministry site visits are a great opportunity to bring your whole team and learn about ministry models that are working in local communities.  Site visits take place Friday morning 10-12 before RELOAD begins. You are responsible for your own transportation to the site, and then you’ll join us at BIOLA University in the afternoon for RELOAD.   Register and select your site early: Space is limited.

• The Rock Ebenezer (Sports Model & Boxing Program) – Carson, CA
• The Dream Center (CCDA Model) – Los Angeles, CA
• Kid Works Center (After School & CCD Model) – Santa Ana, CA
• Solidarity (Economic Development Model) – Fullerton, CA

Soul Care Retreat

A time and space for renewal through silence, meditation, prayer, journaling and spiritual direction.
Led by Archie Honrado

Friday Schedule

10:00am-12:00pm Team Site Visits
1:00-2:00pm Registrations Opens
2:00-5:00pm LearnShops Discussions
3:00-5:00pm Soul Care Retreat
5:00-7:00pm Dinner break (on your own)
7:30-9:00pm General Session #1
9:00-11:00pm Late Night Options (StreetLights/Humble Beast Records Block Party, Artisan Lounge, Coffee bar and more…)

Saturday Schedule

8:00-9:00am Registration, Breakfast & Networking
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
4:45pm RELOAD Ends

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18 Responses to “RELOAD Los Angeles”

  1. Johnny 03/02/2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi, I am trying to find out what the cost per person is for this event, and how I can register for the Reload West Tour at Biola. I can’t find that information anywhere.

  2. Andy 03/03/2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Johnny, thanks for your inquiry regarding Los Angeles RELOAD. The price is still being worked out, we should have an answer by next week along with a link on this page to register. If you have any other questions you can email us at info@uywi.org
    – UYWI

  3. Ryan 03/08/2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Are these workshops set in stone or would their be an opportunity to propose a workshop and leader for it?

  4. Andy 03/09/2011 at 1:30 pm #

    You would need to speak with Bobby Duran, you could email him at bobby@uywi.org He is overseeing the host team for RELOAD LA.

  5. Derek 03/30/2011 at 7:15 pm #

    Do you have to attend the conference to go to the Humble Beast Block Party.

  6. Andy 03/31/2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Derek, we would encourage you to come be a part of the Two day event since the concert is part of the experience, but if you do choose to only attend the concert, we would ask that you please arrive at the time the concert begins 9pm. We hope to see you there.

  7. Derek 04/09/2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Is this conference more for youth ministers or can anyone attend.

  8. Andy 04/09/2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Derek, this conference is aimed at anyone who is involved in ministry with teens and/or has a heart for reaching youth. We also offer a workshop for youth, we encourage them to be in high school. Please feel free to call us at 800-734-8994 with any other questions, we’d love to give any more clarity to this event.
    – UYWI

  9. LaTricia Perry 05/02/2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Do you have deals on hotel packages for the stay?

  10. Andy 05/03/2011 at 1:32 pm #

    LaTricia, we have posted a link where you can find the local hotels around Biola. Mention that you are part of the Biola event to receive a discount.

  11. Lisa 05/15/2011 at 6:58 am #

    We wouldn’t be able to attend Friday night, only Saturday. Would there be a possibility of a discounted rate for the one day?

  12. Channtal 05/15/2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I have a question regarding this event, who could I contact?

  13. farncisco garcia 05/15/2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Hello, I planning to register for a booth as well. I had a few questions I hoe you can help.

    #1)I was wondering if you knew the times for the vending because I would also like to attend the workshops and have a booth.

    #2) I have an art ministry and I was going to display my art work during the booth session. I was wondering if I can paint live with acrylics. It wont be messy at all I can be careful, and I can provide my own materials. It is very clean, and can be great for people to view and see what god is doing through the arts!

    #3) do I have to represent a church ministry org?The ministry I do is Christian based but is not necessarily under Victory Outreach ( my church) yet…

  14. Andy 05/17/2011 at 11:25 am #

    Hi Channtal, feel free to call us at 1-800-734-8994 or email us at info@uywi.org

  15. Andy 05/17/2011 at 11:30 am #

    Hello Francisco, please call us at 1-800-734-8994 to speak with us regarding a booth. Thanks
    – UYWI

  16. Aaron Warkentin 04/18/2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Sorry to be a bust but the dates say May 20-21st. That is a Sunday to Monday. It says Friday to Saturday below that in the description. Can you let me know which one it is? Thanks

  17. Aaron Warkentin 04/18/2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Nevermind, I just realized that those dates were for another event. I work in the mountains of Julian CA. I used to go to Biola University and am interested to learn what I can to work with teens. Thanks


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