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Michelle Cummings: A Teachable Moment: Processing the Experience: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Need more to processing than sitting in a circle, asking questions, and talking about what happened?  This workshop is based on Michelle’s book, A Teachable Moment, A Facilitator's Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing, and Reflection.  It will give you access to 30+ different processing tools that are simple and easy to use.  You will learn how to make/do the activities yourself or find out where to get them.  Increase the quality and value of your programs through powerful reflective learning.  These processing activities will help you creatively get your participants to take responsibility and ownership for their experiences and transfer those

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170:55 minutes (8 MB)

Mark Singleton: Basketball Programs and How to Facillitate Them: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

This seminar will focus on how to develop a basketball program with the facilities you have.  It will also present ideas on how to develop a basketball league within your neighborhood and how to include other ministry programs, all while remaining focused and centered on the gospel of Christ.

71:50 minutes (8 MB)

Ron McConico: Budgeting for the Underpaid Youth Worker: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

You're a youth worker and you want to buy a car, a house, or put some money away in savings, but how do you do that on your salary?  We are a faith-based work and if we take God out of the mix, we are no different than non faith-based youth programs.  We need to be different.  What does it mean to live on faith - or is it foolishness?   We will talk about the struggles of being an urban youth worker, yet wanting to have a life.  Is it possible?  Is it feasible?  Or is it only a dream?  We'll be looking at some of the solutions to having your budget and your bucks be at the same place

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71:57 minutes (8 MB)

Ron McConico: Choose Youth Work as a Life Career: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

What is the mandatory retirement age of a youth worker?  Is youth work a viable career or is it best used as a stepping stone to a real job?  Can you raise a family and do youth work?  What is God’s best plan for my life and does youth work have a call for me?  What are the things that make you want to quit?  When is it time to quit?  These are some of the questions that we will discuss, sharing the insights of a youth worker that is in his fifties, who has put four kids through college.

74:56 minutes (8 MB)

Kevin Fischer: Developing a Framework for a Camp Discipleship Program for Youth: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Learn the steps to setting up a camp discipleship program for youth.  Kevin will provide you with the framework of the discipleship program from Camp MayMac in California.  This will include philosophy, purpose statement, objectives and schedule.  You will be able to ask questions regarding the process and reasons for the camp program.

55:12 minutes (8 MB)

Amy Sherman: Economis, Part 1: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

(Economis 1 is a pre-requisite session for Economis 2.)  This session provides a live demonstration of Economis, an interactive, online “mini-economy” you can use with youth to teach them financial life skills.  Economis is being used with students at Wheeler Mission’s community center as well as several other Christian after school programs and schools around the country.  Economis is suitable for all grades but especially works well with middle school students.  It offers an experiential way for youth to learn about personal money management, saving, and investing and also serves as outcome-tracking software for your youth ministry.

77:02 minutes (8 MB)

Tony Moore: Engaging in Difficult Dialogue: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Heartbeat racing, palms sweating, forehead tightening, adrenalin pumping; we have all experienced these physical responses when under stress.  Nothing can be more stressful than the anticipation of engaging in a difficult discussion.  Is it possible to discuss a sensitive subject with someone, delivering information that is certain to upset them, while at the same time preserving the relationship?  Engaging in Difficult Dialogue not only answers these questions but also provides participants with the tools needed for such a discussion.  By utilizing humorous lecture, small group discussions, and interactive exercises, this workshop will be both a personal and collective journey from this secretive turmoil to the libe

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178:23 minutes (8 MB)

Dean Cowles: Fishing, Following and Finishing: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Rock Solid 2008 Cornerstone Speaker: Dean Cowles, founder and president of YouthPartnersNET.

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48:15 minutes (8 MB)

Mark Singleton: Forming the National Urban Basketball Association: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

This will be in a round table forum.  We will use this hour to discuss the feasibility and logistics of implementing a National Urban Basketball Association (NUBA).

63:19 minutes (8 MB)

Dean Cowles: How to Survive a Summer and Still Have a Family!: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Cornerstone Speaker, Rev. Dean Cowles of YouthPartnersNET, explains how to survive a summer and still have a family!

119:09 minutes (8 MB)

Ricky Jimmerson: Importance of Adult Leaders Developing Church Relationships for Campers: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

"How can I encourage these kids to continue growing after they leave camp?"  Have you ever thought about that question?  Many leaders ponder this question but have no solutions.  This seminar is designed to offer some critical roles that camps and adult leaders can play in the life of campers by involving the local church.  Come observe one of many effective models that work.

69:23 minutes (8 MB)

Dean Cowles: Keeping Your Boat Afloat: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Rock Solid 2008 Cornerstone Speaker: Dean Cowles, founder and president of YouthPartnersNET.

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42:06 minutes (8 MB)

Dave Ditzler: The Power of God's Creation: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

How to share Christ through creation.  This seminar will present ideas to infuse creation in your camp’s daily activities.

69:11 minutes (8 MB)

Dave Ditzler: Recruiting, Training and Retaining a Ministry Team: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Having a wonderful staff comes from prayer, planning, and personal relationships.  We will look at ideas/concepts to recruit, train, encourage, and retain staff committed to Christ, and to the cause of sharing the Good News.

158:26 minutes (8 MB)

Dean Cowles: Teaching Your Team to Fish: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

Rock Solid 2008 Cornerstone Speaker: Dean Cowles, founder and president of YouthPartnersNET.

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41:56 minutes (8 MB)

Ron McConico: TechMission: Starting a Computer Lab from the Ground Up: AGRM Rock Solid 2008 Audio

So you want to start a computer center, homework help area, and/or a creative design center, but you don't have a clue where to begin.  Here are ten steps to help you get going in the right direction.  We will help you plan a successful and effective youth computer program that includes technology-enriched learning, safety, and resources.  Good planning is very often the key to success, whether you're offering a school-based or out-of-school program.  You will receive links to many areas where you can get additional help, grants, and software.

86:18 minutes (8 MB)

Leadership & Ethics by Barbara Clemeson

66:54 minutes (61.25 MB)

Motivational Interview by Lorraine Minor

70:15 minutes (64.31 MB)

Jayson and Taff Brotherhood Part 1 The Blazing Grace Show: By Greater Works Media Sept. 26


This episode broaches the subject of brotherhood and the essential part it plays in a life of recovery.  Jayson and Taff candidly explore the brotherhood they share and invite listeners to to the table with them.

24:40 minutes (22.58 MB)

Jayson Graves & Taff Wennik TBGS-Visions and Values The Blazing Grace Show: By Greater Works Media Sept. 12


Jayson and Taff exlpore the role of redemptive vision as it relates both to the show and to the issues of countless  individuals who are struggling with sexual and relational brokenness.  They draw from their wealth of experience in their own relationships as well as their clinical work.  

24:26 minutes (33.56 MB)

Jayson Graves & Taff Wennik New Faces Same TBGS The Blazing Grace Show: By Greater Works Media Sept. 12


This episode introduces the new cohost, colleague, and close friend of Jayson Graves, Taff Wennik.  Jayson and Taff dialogue about Taff's ministry and counseling practice and about the future direction and purpose of TBGS.

24:38 minutes (33.83 MB)

Jayson and Taff The Blazing Grace Show Brotherhood Part 2: By Greater Works Media Sept. 26


Pressing further into the topic, Jayson and Taff take a long look at issues like trust and vulnerability, along with some of the obstacles men face as they attempt to find and maintain their "band of brothers."

24:33 minutes (33.72 MB)

Juanity Irizarry, Maryann Bolton & Travis Clark: Calm in the Storm? Seeking Shalom in the Midst of Gentrification: CCDA 2008


Calm in the Storm? Seeking Shalom in the Midst of Gentrification (as the Gentrification Wave Crashes over Your Neighborhood)

Chicago’s HumboldtPark community will serve as an example of what “the storm” looks like as government powers are used to facilitate the market’s takeover of a neighborhood.

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76:14 minutes (8 MB)

Crissy Brooks & Susie Kook: Women in Ministry: Wrestling with our Fears: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Women in Ministry: Wrestling with our Fears

There are a variety of factors that affect women in ministry: Fear of doing it wrong, fear of being alone, fear of what others will think, fear of not having enough….This workshop examines the story of Deborah and extracts Biblical models for facing our fears. We will discuss different paradigms of women in ministry and how different cultural factors affect us. You will walk away encouraged to move forward in ministry!

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73:53 minutes (8 MB)

Holistic Hardware: Tools for Preparing Prisoners and Preventing Recidivism by Joe Holland CCDA Conference 2008


Holistic Hardware: Tools for Preparing Prisoners and Preventing Recidivism

Through a combination of spiritual and practical tools and Principles, Holistic Hardware: Tools That Build Lives enables men and women to overcome addiction, poverty and incarceration. The workshop demonstrates how these holistic tools can be implemented to achieve a reduction in the recidivism rate of its participants.

By Joe Holland


61:17 minutes (8 MB)

The Great Commission: On a Child's Level by Glenna Trotter CCDA Conference 2008


The Great Commission: On a Child's Level

In order for Community Development to be truly holistic, it must include evangelism. This workshop teaches an effective way to reach the elementary-aged children in their community with the Gospel. Through the model provided by Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Club, paticipants will learn how to personally implement programs that reach children on a spiritual level. Brainstorming is encouraged!

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43:25 minutes (7.46 MB)

Get Off the Couch: Honoring God with Our Bodies by Noel Castellanos CCDA Conference 2008


Get Off the Couch: Honoring God with Our Bodies

In this workshop, Noel will share what has happened in his life in the last year to motivate him to lose 40 pounds and get his diabetes under control.  All of us in CCDA are running so hard working to take care of others, that we often neglect to take care of ourselves physically.  Come and get motivated and informed about how you can take three practical steps to regain control of your health today.  If Noel can make these drastic changes in his life, you can too!

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59:31 minutes (8 MB)

The Terror by Night: Finding God's Shalom When Tragedy Strikes by Maria Garriott CCDA Conference 2008


The Terror by Night: Finding God's Shalom When Tragedy Strikes

Job lamented, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” What do you do when disaster comes to your house? Where is Jesus when your family is wounded in the midst of your call? This workshop encourages veterans and newcomers with practical ways to find God’s shalom in the midst of suffering.

By Maria Garriott


65:54 minutes (8 MB)

John Fuder: A Spirituality for the City: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


A Spirituality for the City

Sustaining a vibrant ministry in the city requires a balance of loving God and man (Micah 6:8). This workshop focuses on cultivating the spiritual life of the urban worker, encouraging a prayerful, passionate walk with the Lord, characterized by holiness, humility and compassion.

By John Fuder


79:58 minutes (8 MB)

Pamela Toussaint: Beauty for Ashes: Ministering Shalom to the Brokenhearted: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Beauty for Ashes: Ministering to the Brokenhearted

Externally, we are spiritual giants and "super Christians" in our church communities, but internally many of us are burdened, fearful, angry and broken-hearted. In this workshop we will learn practical, biblically-based steps for ministering inner healing to ourselves, and to others. Let's quit being "wounded healers" and get whole in our souls! (1Thess. 5:23)

By Pamela Toussaint

74:37 minutes (8 MB)

Larry, Kathie and Nathan Stoess: Is it Time to Move? The Risk and Reward of Relocation: CCDA Conference 2008


Is it Time to Move? An Honest Look at the Risk and Reward of Relocation

This workshop invites beginners and seasoned veterans to share stories related to relocation and discuss how shalom for the family and the city is impacted (for better or worse) by our decision on where to live. The presenters share their experience of relocation from three perspectives: husband, wife and son.

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70:05 minutes (12.03 MB)

The Parent Project: Transforming Families by Jill Shook CCDA Conference 2008


The Parent Project: Transforming Families

Gang prevention and intervention efforts leave parents out of the equation. The Parent Project®, a course created for parents with out-of-control adolescents, teaches strategies to combat destructive behaviors such as truancy, drug use, gangs, practice of the occult, running away, violence and suicide. This workshop teaches how you can bring this proven-effective tool to your community.

By Jill Shook

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72:24 minutes (8 MB)

Jonathan & Melinda Carter: Parnters in Peace: Shalom in Marriage and Ministry Together: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Partnering in Peace: Shalom in Marriage and Ministry Together

Shalom is a Hebrew word meaning peace, nothing missing, nothing broken, complete. When we serve others as Christian couples, we need to display love, joy, and peace, regardless of the gender, marital status or nationality of those with whom we are working. Before we can do this effectively, we must “tend our own gardens” and make sure there are no little foxes in our marriages that can steal our shalom. This workshop offers simple ways to discover and activate that peace.

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75:05 minutes (8 MB)

Jim Swearingen & James Brown: Radicial Unity in a Racially Divided World: CCDA Conference 2008


Radical Unity in a Racially Divided World

In this workshop, Jim and James share their stories and the principles they learned as Christ brought them together to live and minister with one another in a violent inner city community–one where the shalom of God was birthed.

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79:58 minutes (8 MB)

Alicia La Hoz: How Anger Interrupts Emotional Healing: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Anger: An Interruption to Emotional Healing

Anger is a spontaneous response that has a vital function in life. It is not wrong as such. When anger is indulged and individuals turn away from emotional healing, it can become a toxic poison that corrodes the soul, creating inner turmoil that disrupts couple and family relationships. This workshop discusses anger as a barrier in sustaining shalom in the home and offer an invitation for reconciliation through emotional healing.

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68:45 minutes (11.81 MB)

Shalom in Your Personal Calling by Mae Cannon CCDA Conference 2008


Experiencing Personal Shalom

What does it mean to be at peace with your calling and to be a prophetic voice wherever God has planted you? There is a delicate balance between trying to tilt the scales without blowing up the community to which you are called to minister. Agents of justice are always pushing against perceptions, perspectives, and the system. Experiencing peace (shalom) in our personal callings is a necessary component to being in the game for the long haul. This workshop focuses on learning how to live in God’s “shalom” as you live out your calling.

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65:35 minutes (8 MB)

Reordering Church Outreach: Market Forces or Beloved Community? Traduccion Disponible by Paul Metzger CCDA Conference 2008


Reordering Church Outreach: Overcoming Market Forces, Building Beloved Community

This workshop focuses on ways that the church can overcome market forces that foster race and class divisions. Rather than seeing the church as a static location dispensing spiritual goods and services, it envisions the church as a relocating, reconciling and redistributing force that is active in re-binding the broken world and seeking the peace of the city.

By Paul Metzger

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75:57 minutes (8 MB)

Youth-Adult Partnership World Vision by Matt Belgie CCDA Conference 2008


Youth-Adult Partnerships

World Vision US Programs is committed to community transformation that engages young people from the start. This requires a commitment to building partnerships between young people and adults. This workshop challenges us to see the importance of creating authentic opportunities to partner with young people in our work, to see the barriers that we may not be aware of, and discover the difference between seeing young peoples as true partners rather than token participants.

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59:08 minutes (10.16 MB)

How to Experience Shalom in Marriage, Parenting, Life & Ministry by Ty Schenzel CCDA Congerence 2008


How to Experience Shalom in Marriage, Parenting, Life & Ministry

Ty shares his personal journey of going from living a “driven” lifestyle to a lifestyle of “shalom.” The workshop covers issues such as: unhealthy motivations, fear of failure, living with an eternal perspective and experiencing shalom in every area of our lives.

By Ty Schenzel

96:11 minutes (8 MB)

Penny Salazar-Phillips & Maria Sierria-Mendoza: Partnering with Homeless Families in Transition: CCDA Conference 2008


Partnering with Homeless Families in Transition

This workshop explores best practices for partnering with homeless families in transition and will cover partnership and advocacy, the different faces of empowerment and how our language transcends into action. Serving our families in complex situations holistically is the healthy way to connect them to one another, their families and their communities as well as increase their stability and their shalom.

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74:54 minutes (8 MB)

Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: CCDA Conference 2008


Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers

Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do. Through exposition of biblical prayers, Shane and Jonathan provide concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice.

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75:54 minutes (8 MB)

Wounded Spirits: Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Heal by Lilada Gee CCDA Conference 2008


Wounded Spirits: Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse Heal

Survivors of sexual abuse face distinct challenges in dealing with the spiritual ramifications of their abuse. The faith community is uniquely positioned to be a place of peace and sanctuary. This workshop addresses ways in which the church and faith community can be catalysts for their healing.

By Lilada Gee


78:00 minutes (8 MB)

Kyle Meyers: Yoga & Conflict Resolutions: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Respond vs. React: Yoga & Conflict Resolution

This initiative brings together both body and mind in order to address the single issue of violence in our poor neighborhoods. This workshop offers an opportunity to understand the importance of breathing and mindfulness, so that they can respond to conflict, rather than react to it. This was developed out of our concern that cognitive methods (Anger Management, Counseling, Bible Study) are not enough to change the cycles of violence.

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66:50 minutes (8 MB)

Dorothy Moore: The Unique Role of the 'Women in the Hood': CCDA Conference 2008 audio


The Unique Role of the Woman in the Hood

This workshop addresses the fears some white women leaders have that they will be unable to minister effectively in the inner city.  Drawing from her work with teenagers, Dorothy discusses reaching and building relationships cross-culturally: what works and what doesn't, and the unique advantages of being a woman in the 'hood.

By Dorothy Moore


79:58 minutes (8 MB)

Answering Tough Questions on Sexual Identity by Andrew Marin CCDA Conference 2008


Answering the Tough Questions on Sexual Identity

When someone tells you they are dealing with same-sex attraction and then asks you: “Do you think that my thoughts and feelings are a sin? What if I do not act on them? Was I born this way? The Bible says I’m an abomination and I should be put to death. Why?” These are serious questions and can affect the rest of a person’s life. This workshop explores each of those questions and how to answer them productively, so as to build a bridge for eternity.

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77:49 minutes (8 MB)

Peter Scazzero: Urban Monasticism in the 21st Century: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Urban Monasticism in the 21st Century

This workshop addresses the critical place of the ‘Desert Father of North Africa’ and a contemplative spirituality to building effective church communities in Western urban culture today. It will consider the radical power of silence, solitude, and a ‘Rule of Life’ to slow both us and our people down. Moreover, it will consider the long term impact on our community development efforts today.

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73:24 minutes (8 MB)

Domestic Abuse: Implications for Community Shalom and Safety (traduccion disponible) by Kate Johnson CCDA Conference 2008


Domestic Abuse: Implications for Community Shalom and Safety

This workshop explores the basic issues and dynamics of domestic abuse, focusing on intimate partner or spousal abuse. It explores the prevalence of abuse in our churches and society, examines its ministry implications and discusses ways to create a culture of safety and non-violence in the local congregation.

By Kate Johnson

79:35 minutes (13.67 MB)

Pre-Emptive Peacemaking by Brian McLaren CCDA Conference 2008


Pre-emptive Peacemaking

Most conflicts fit in a handful of story patterns. This workshop explores how Jesus told and lived an alternate story that redeems these other stories.

By Brian McLaren

79:58 minutes (8 MB)

‘The Four Worlds’ Model and Urban Ministry by Caleb Rosado CCDA Conference 2008


‘The Four Worlds’ Model and Urban Ministry

Urban ministry is not possible with a singular worldview, one-size-fits-all approach. It must encompass the global diversity of the human family. This workshop introduces a new way of looking at the global community, one that embodies shalom (wholeness), moves away from fragmentation, and understands the uniqueness of the West, North, East and South.

By Caleb Rosado

78:20 minutes (8 MB)

Building a Cross-Cultural Learning Community by Arloa Sutter & Keith Johnson CCDA Conference 2008


Building a Cross-Cultural Learning Community

This workshop highlights the creation of a transformational learning environment that engages diverse groups of people in non-threatening conversations that expand cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness. The Breakthrough Urban Institute of Leadership Development (BUILD) was created by Arloa Sutter in an effort to facilitate cross-cultural understanding.

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64:53 minutes (11.14 MB)

Michael Faulkner & Stephen Kemp: When Did the Church Stop Being a Good Place to Train Leaders?: CCDA Conference 2008


When Did the Church Stop Being a

Good Place
to Train Leaders?

This workshop addresses the unique nature of church-based leadership development and evaluates school-based and church-housed options for Biblical training. It takes seriously the central role that a church should play in community development and helps to evaluate various leadership development options in light of Biblical teaching.

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75:22 minutes (8 MB)

Being Missional and Multi-ethnic: Global Shalom by Jim Spoonts & Guests CCDA Conference 2008


Being Missional and Mutli-ethnic: Global Shalom

In John 17, Jesus prayed that all his disciples would be as one. He also prayed that as the Father sent him, so he sends his disciples into the world. This workshop includes testimonies from pastors and ministry leaders who mobilize multi-ethnic churches and teams for impact in the community and beyond; dialogue welcome.

By Jim Spoonts

75:37 minutes (8 MB)

Susie Kook: Praying Korean-Style: CCDA Conference 2008 audio

Praying Korean-Style by Susie Kook CCDA Conference 2008

62:13 minutes (8 MB)

Don’t Get Served by Volunteers! Utilizing Service Teams and Missionaries by Eric Iverson CCDA Conference 2008


Don’t Get Served by Volunteers! Utilizing Service Teams and Missionaries

“Hey, got any service we can do?” If this is a question that has been asked of your ministry, then this workshop is for you! It offers tips for working with and finding groups to serve with your ministry next summer and throughout the year. Learn what organizations are looking for, what you should be charging to host a volunteer group and how this can become a legitimate revenue stream for your ministry.

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70:34 minutes (8 MB)

Access to Civil Justice by Steve Thompson & Sulma Mendoza-Rios CCDA Conference 2008


Access to Civil Justice

The saying “if you want peace, work for justice” rings true in regard to Shalom for people on the margins. People struggling with poverty in the US have little access to representation in civil matters. This workshop explores God’s call to “defend the cause of the poor and needy,” discusses the history of Christian Legal Aid, identifies common legal issues people in our neighborhoods face, and shares successful models from around the country.

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72:25 minutes (8 MB)

Engaging Hip-Hop Culture for Shalom'hood by Marque Jensen, Jesse Ross & Stacey Jones CCDA Conference 2008


Engaging Hip-Hop Culture for Shalom’hood

Hip-hop is the primary cultural language of the urban world, breaking down barriers of race and class. Unity and peace are historical themes in hip-hop that are often lost in the commercialized rap of the day. This workshop examines the history of hip-hop and looks at some models that empower youth and exemplify the shalom of God in the community; dialogue encouraged.

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86:01 minutes (14.77 MB)

Ron Spann: Taking the Guesswork Out of Personal Growth: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Taking the Guesswork Out of Personal Growth

This workshop presents the resources of Personality and Human Relationships [PRH ™] for growth and transformation. Our faith tells us that we are saved and being transformed. Yet many struggle to see the fruits of redemption in life. Have questions about where you’re headed in vocation and other key commitments? Are there key relationships that you feel need change on your part? Discerning questions of faith and spirituality? PRH gives you developmental tools to deepen your growth in identity and relationship.

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75:08 minutes (8 MB)

Jeremy Del Rio & Curt Gibson: 2020 Vision for Schools: Transforming Public Education Within a Single Generation: CCDA 2008


2020 Vision for Schools: Transforming Public Education Within a Single Generation

First graders in fall 2008 will graduates high school in 2020. Adults promise children that if they stay in school they will be equipped to succeed in life, but we have failed to make good on that promise for generations. This workshop explores how urban ministries can transform public education within a single generation of students.

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61:18 minutes (8 MB)

Making Housing Happen: Affordable Faith-Based Housing Models by Jill Shook CCDA Conference 2008


Making Housing Happen: Faith-Based Affordable Housing Models

This workshop examines the theology of housing and eleven ways that churches have created affordability including: co-housing, community land trusts, cooperative housing and more. Tools for evaluating various models appropriate for your local context are provided.

By Jill Shook

79:58 minutes (8 MB)

Shane Claiborne: Jesus for President: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Jesus for President

A workshop to provoke the political imagination.

By Shane Claiborne

79:18 minutes (13.62 MB)

Mayra Nolan: Tools for Sustaining Leaders in Ministry - Balance DeVos: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Tools for Sustaining Leaders in Ministry - Balance

Scripture describes godly leaders as people who attend to their families and other important relationships, who care for their bodies, and who live with moderation. Balanced living is seen as both a means to and a byproduct of godly living. Effective leaders understand the importance of living a balanced life and are concerned with the development of the whole person. This workshop teaches how to identify priorities, examine use of time, and develop personal growth plans.

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57:05 minutes (8 MB)

Leroy Barber & Nate Ledbetter: Neighboring: Basic to Following Jesus: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Neighboring: The Basics to Following Jesus

This workshop presents neighboring as a proven concept and a foundational commitment to being a follower of  Jesus.

By Leroy Barber

and Nate Ledbetter


75:47 minutes (8 MB)

Leneita Fix & John Fix: For Men: Supporting Developing & Encouraging Women in Ministry: CCDA Conference 2008


For Men: Supporting, Developing & Encouraging Women in Ministry

Men in leadership within a ministry are often challenged with how to best develop the women on their staff. This workshop gives a very practical method for how to mentor and grow the women within your ministry. We will look at the concept of walking women from support staff into leadership roles, and how specifically men can develop the women leaders in their ministries. We will also discuss the dynamics of husbands and wives walking in ministry and raising a family when both are called to unique leadership roles; taught by a husband and wife team.

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73:46 minutes (8 MB)

Being a Missionary Order: How the Rhythms of Order Sustain Us in the Urban Landscape by Tim Lockie & John Hayes CCDA 2008


Being a Missionary Order: How the Rhythms of Order Sustain Us in the Urban Landscape

Community development in an urban setting is exhilarating–but can be exhausting. How do we live incarnationally in a way that brings life, deepens joy, and sustains a community of workers for the long haul? Several InnerCHANGE members discuss the rhythms of work, prayer and community life that sustain us as an international missionary Order.

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77:05 minutes (8 MB)

Generational Acculturation by Gilbert Contreras CCDA Conference 2008


Generational Acculturation

A definition of acculturation is the extent to which ethnic-cultural minorities participate in the cultural traditions, values, assumptions, and practices of the dominant white society. Acculturation has been described as a powerful determinant of attitudes and behaviors and it affects many aspects of child and family functioning. This workshop will discuss why many of our immigrant families fail this transitioning process causing chaos and strife within what was once a culturally sound family.

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72:37 minutes (8 MB)

Parenting and Teaching with Music for Shalom by Robert Triggs & Ron McCrary CCDA Conference 2008


Parenting with Shalom

This workshop presents Life to Life, which equips parents and leaders to align their efforts with schools, after school programs and churches to Biblically prepare children for godly living and penetrate all aspects of a child’s life so they experience shalom.

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69:00 minutes (8 MB)

Kimberly Oram & Elizabeth Skjodal: How to Develop Margin: The Space Between Our Loading and Our Limit: CCDA Conference 2008


How to Develop Margin: The Space Between Our Load and Our Limit

The demands of ministry can at times seem overwhelming. This practical workshop helps you assess your current coping strategies, find better ones and develop the concept of margin in your life. Margin is the space that enhances vitality and resilience and guarantees our sustainability. It is also the space where healing occurs, where our batteries are re-charged, where our relationships are nourished and where wisdom is found.

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75:10 minutes (12.91 MB)

Spirit, Kingdom, Justice, Shalom by Lowell Noble CCDA Conference 2008


Spirit, Kingdom, Justice, Shalom

To bring shalom to our troubled, poor, urban areas, the Spirit, Kingdom and justice are key Biblical concepts. Drawing from ten years of reconciliation work alongside Dr. John Perkins, this workshop explores my paraphrase of Romans 14:17 - “The Kingdom of God is Justice, Shalom, and Joy in the Holy Spirit,” plus the messianic passages from the book of Isaiah, Luke 4:18-19 and Acts 4:32-35.

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72:46 minutes (8 MB)

Gabe Veas & Glen Peterson: Mentoring by Senior Leadership: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Mentoring by Senior Leadership

Many organizations do not recognize the need to develop strong mentoring programs within the ranks of leadership. Due to this, emerging leaders who are the future of the organization do not receive the accountability and training necessary to ensure that shalom is not only established, but continues past the current leader’s reign.

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73:20 minutes (8 MB)

Faith-Based Real Estate Development: Empowering Churches and Neighborhoods by Joe Holland CCDA Conference 2008


Faith-Based Real Estate Development: Empowering Churches and Neighborhoods

Faith-Based Real Estate Development: Empowering Churches and Neighborhoods

By Joe Holland


79:14 minutes (8 MB)

A Theology of Assessing Ministry Impact by Heidi Unruh CCDA Confrence 2008


A Theology of Assessing Ministry Impact

How does a kingdom theology shape how we define and assess the outcomes of community development ministry? Is there a tension between being faithful and being effective? What are the indicators of shalom? This workshop applies the theology of shalom to the realities of practical ministry evaluation.

By Heidi Unruh


70:29 minutes (8 MB)

Leonetta Elaiho: Youth As Agents of Change: Civic Engagement and Advocacy World Vision: CCDA Conference 2008


Youth As Agents of Change: Civic Engagement and Advocacy

In this workshop, World Vision’s US Programs shares about curriculum that has been piloted in nine cities across the country. Learn to practically engage the passion, experience and wisdom of your young people as they identify and address important issues that affect their lives on a daily basis. We will share an inspirational model for youth civic engagement and advocacy that has helped young people move and shake their communities in powerful ways!

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30:54 minutes (5.31 MB)

Intro to CCD by John Perkins CCDA Conference 2008


Intro to CCD

Come and learn from CCDA’s co-founder and chair emeritus about the basics of Christian Community Development. This acclaimed speaker and author shares the history and principles of our Association and its vision to holistically restore communities with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation.

By John Perkins


67:21 minutes (8 MB)

Reaching Out to Pregnant Teens by Ginger Sinsabaugh MacDonald CCDA Conference 2008


Reaching out to Pregnant Teens

Three out of every 10 girls will get pregnant before the age of 20; in Latino communities, it is five out of 10. This workshop offers ideas on reaching teen moms and pregnant teenagers, and creating a life-changing community of shalom–not shame.

By Ginger Sinsabaugh MacDonald


68:48 minutes (11.82 MB)

Samuel Trujilio & Jeff Johnsen: Issachar Leadership Development with Young Adults: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Issachar: Leadership Development with Young Adults

The Issachar workshop introduces a leadership program committed to: 1) helping young adults from high risk communities make the transition to healthy adult living, 2) mentor younger leaders as they follow Christ into a life of service, 3) equip those leaders, and 4) enable them to lead people of faith and emerge as agents of shalom in the city.

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63:34 minutes (8 MB)

Building Beloved Community by Mary Nelson & Onleilove Alston CCDA Conferece 2008


Building Beloved Community

Sharing Biblical and King’s understandings of “beloved community,” using the examples of the Poor People’s Campaign and current experiences, the workshop helps provide insight and tools for building beloved community in faith-based settings; interactive.

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63:36 minutes (10.92 MB)

Toward Civic Justice and Economic Empowerment by Rudy Carrasco & Amy Sherman CCDA Conference 2008


Toward Civic Justice and Economic Empowerment

This workshop focuses on the importance of prayer (individual and corporate) when serving the poor, and demonstrates how prayer and practical service filled with love and mercy will lead to peace–with ourselves, our clients, our neighbors and our community.

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68:50 minutes (8 MB)

The Right Connection: Success in Grant and Major Gift Fundraising by Falicia Brewer & Ha Merz CCDA Conference 2008


The Right Connections: Success in Grant and Major Gift Fundraising

Fundraising is a vital part of securing the resources needed to sustain ministry work. This workshop demonstrates two vital skills: how to put together a successful grant proposal or major gift appeal; how to engage a faith-based board of directors and church leadership. The presenters have helped many faith-based organizations achieve funding success using these principles.

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74:43 minutes (8 MB)

From Fragmentation to Wholeness (Shalom) by Caleb Rosado CCDA Conference 2008


From Fragmentation to Wholeness (Shalom)

This workshop utilizes a quantum physics framework to present a holistic model (where the whole organizes the parts) that moves the conversation from content to context, in order to effect integral change. Much of what passes for urban ministry is fragmentary in approach (the parts organize the whole). On the other hand, what seeks to be “holistic” ministry is often no more than the addition of the spiritual dimension.

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73:03 minutes (12.54 MB)

The Board-Executive Director Relationship and Shalom by Edith Yoder & Beatrice Smith CCDA Conference 2008


Shalom in the Board-Exec. Director Relationship

For a CCDA ministry, seeking community shalom starts in the relationship that the board creates with its executive director. This workshop explores practical ways to build shalom and overall health in the board-executive director relationship. Learn how this profoundly impacts your staff and the community your ministry serves.

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73:06 minutes (8 MB)

Transitions: Retiring From Your Organization Repostitions for Full life by Mary Nelson & Marcia Turner CCDA Conference 2008


Transitions: Retiring from Your Organization, Repositioned for Full Life

This workshop shares information and experiences in planning for one’s retirement from a long held job and scoping out future opportunities for making a difference in justice and community in a new kind of way. It assists in reflection on personal journeys, hopes and fears of the future.

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Shalom Theology: Suffering and Celebration by Soong-Chan Rah CCDA Conference 2008


Shalom Theology and the Integration of Suffering and Celebration

In our urban context, we see suffering all around us. How do we develop a Biblical, theological response to the reality of suffering? This workshop draws from Walter Brueggemann’s paradigms (found in his landmark work Shalom), and explores the distinction between the theology of suffering and the theology of celebration in order to understand the Christological redemptive value of suffering in our world.

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78:54 minutes (13.55 MB)

The Terror by Night: Finding God's Shalom When Tragedy Strikes by Maria Garriott CCDA Conference 2008


The Terror by Night: Finding God's Shalom When Tragedy Strikes

Job lamented, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” What do you do when disaster comes to your house? Where is Jesus when your family is wounded in the midst of your call? This workshop encourages veterans and newcomers with practical ways to find God’s shalom in the midst of suffering.

By Maria Garriott

65:54 minutes (8 MB)

Emotionally Healthy Leaders: Leading from Within by Peter Scazzero CCDA Conference 2008


Emotionally Healthy Leaders: Leading from Within

Most Evangelical leaders in North America are characterized by a “frenzied busyness.” Our lives are filed with endless “To Do” lists, distractions, and crammed schedules. The demands of our ministries cut into our marriages and families. This does violence to ourselves, and to our relationships with God and others. This workshop considers a radical remedy to ensure a growing spirituality, and looks at emotional health, limits, and Sabbath-keeping to help us live faithfully.

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61:13 minutes (8 MB)

David Warren & Michelle Warren: Managing Personal Finances: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Managing Personal Finances

This workshop discusses many aspects of personal finance including God’s attitude toward money, how to make a budget, how to stick to a budget, managing credit cards, short term and long term savings, and working with your spouse on your finances.

By David Warren

and Michelle Warren

64:35 minutes (11.09 MB)

Gerald Davis: Building a People of Relational Power: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Building a People of Relational Power

This workshop focuses on equipping churches to become communities of relational power that can bring about significant transformation of its neighborhood, its neighbors, its city, and itself.

By Gerald Davis

59:00 minutes (10.13 MB)

Conflict Engagement in Community Organizations by Brandon Sipes & Kyle Meyers CCDA Conference 2008


Conflict Engagement in Community Organizations

Too often, the response to conflict is either flight or fight. These responses neither solve the conflict nor create cooperation between antagonists. This workshop presents the ARI A Method, which leads to cooperation and common cause between actual or potential antagonists, by fostering a new awareness of shared values and goals.

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74:28 minutes (8 MB)

Essential Building Blocks for Starting a Mentoring Program Save Our Youth by Luis Villarreal & Trudy Swain CCDA Conference 2008


Essential Building Blocks for Starting a Mentoring Program

This workshop captures the principles for starting a quality mentoring ministry for at risk youth.  Many variations of mentoring programs exist that have different results and impact.  Attendees receive help to determine where to start for realistic results suited for the size and scope of their ministry.

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75:27 minutes (12.96 MB)

Tim Isaacson & Peter Choi: Prayerful Following: Chaos, Confusion & Transformation in Making the CCDA Turn: CCDA Conference 2008


Prayerful Following: Chaos, Confusion, and Transformation in Making the CCDA Turn

This workshop uses story and picture to present one church’s lessons in its transformation from the suburbs to an industrial, immigrant community in Atlanta, Georgia. What will become obvious is how the Lord has led throughout this four-year process through unlikely leaders, unexpected circumstances, and all-out commitment to follow Him.

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66:21 minutes (8 MB)

Prove Your Ministry's Success to Donor's by Yvonne Sawyer CCDA Conference 2008


Prove your Ministry’s Success to Donors

If your donors asked you about the measureable impact of your ministry, how would you respond? This workshop introduces a process which will help you plan for the measurement of your impact and offers tools to accomplish it. This will be especially helpful if you plan to submit proposals to foundations as many are now requiring these planning tools as a part of the application.

By Yvonne Sawyer

63:14 minutes (8 MB)

When Grief and Trauma Affects Your Community by Tova Kreps CCDA Conference 2008


When Grief and Trauma Affect Your Community

Individuals within a community who have been traumatized profoundly affect those around them, are often misdiagnosed, and find it difficult to move on or avail themselves of opportunities for healthy change. This workshop presents an overview of the dynamics of trauma, the emotional effects of traumatic memories and the potential remedies for these effects. If time permits, there will be a discussion of the dynamics of a trauma on a community (such as a natural disaster or community violence).

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66:34 minutes (8 MB)

Including the Excluded: Mental Illness and Recovery by Jimmy Dorrell, Shannon Ford, Mary Girard & Matthew Standford CCDA 2008


Including the Excluded: Mental Illness and Recovery

Of all folks in our communities, the mentally ill and those recovering from addiction desperately need to be loved and included. Yet the average church or ministry struggles to find meaningful ways to embrace those on the margins. The panel discusses the important threads that are missing in the tapestry of Kingdom Shalom and how intentional community can be formed to include and empower these that are commonly “excluded.”

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87:05 minutes (8 MB)

How Asset Mapping Can Unite a Community by Monika Grasley CCDA Conference 2008


How Asset Mapping Can Unite a Community

Asset Mapping is a way to look at the community as a “glass half full” by looking for the assets that are already there. This workshop offers practical ways to discover the assets individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations have that could lead their communities toward genuine shalom.

By Monika Grasley

72:02 minutes (8 MB)

Rudy Gonzalez & Terri Larson: From Charity to Development: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


From Charity to Development

We are called to be compassionate, which literally means “to suffer with.” Providing relief, or even betterment programs that meet immediate needs, is not a substitute for being available and entering into the life of a broken and hurting individual. What should a church do and not do if it wants to help people and the community? This workshop helps address this question and provide a tool for developing an informed response for your context.

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67:32 minutes (11.6 MB)

Creating Space for Community Listening by Delia Caderno & Michael Philip CCDA Conference 2008


Creating Space for Community Listening

Community development is an inside story; all stories have one thing in common–a storyteller! Utilizing an Asset Based Community Development framework this very interactive workshop explores ways to create “Listening Spaces” so that all the storytellers (young and old) of the community are able to share their hopes, dreams and concerns, mobilizing them into action.

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79:58 minutes (13.73 MB)

Keeping Shalom in Times of Change, Crisis & Chaos by Paul Baker CCDA Conference 2008


Keeping Shalom in Times of Change, Crisis & Chaos

Keeping shalom (peace & order) in urban ministries and community organizations facing extreme crisis, change, and chaos in their day-to-day operation can be very difficult. Though having different aims and situations, the circumstances and solutions so often are so common. This workshop draws on my ten years of experience as a ministry consultant, and will offer practical ways leaders can turn crisis into gain.

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72:05 minutes (8 MB)

A Shalom Rite-of-Passage: Youth Violence Prevention by Mark Harden & Mayme McCorison CCDA Conference 2008


A Shalom Rites-of-Passage: Youth Violence Prevention

Many youth are willing to engage in violence or gang activity in order to get basic human needs met. Rites of passage programs are a creative way for adolescents to become reconciled within their community, with their peers, and with adults in ways that address those needs in a godly way.

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70:02 minutes (8 MB)

Can There Be Peace Without Fathers? by Carey Casey CCDA Conference 2008


Can There Be Peace Without Fathers?

God’s plan for the family includes mothers and fathers raising children. Yet more than 70% of African American children are born into homes with an absent father. This workshop summarizes the impact of fatherlessness on urban families, and outlines strategies for the church to address this crisis.

By Carey Casey

67:25 minutes (8 MB)

Train the Trainers: Enhancing Ministry Partnerships World Vision Anna Kalepo CCDA Conference 2008


Train the Trainers: Enhancing Ministry Partnerships

Do you have a unique skill or model to share with other groups and community members? Do your trainings for ministry partners need to be refreshed? World Vision’s US Programs team offers a dynamic training platform for community transformation, believing that the greatest work is done when community groups and partners are equipped and trained to carry it out. This interactive workshop provides an overview of adult learning, instructional design, workshop planning and training delivery.

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69:50 minutes (8 MB)

Middle Class Shalom and CCD by George Montoya & Dan Hutt CCDA Conference 2008


Middle Class Shalom: Church Engagement in CCD

Five pastors in California are exploring how community development concepts and practices could be used to bring shalom to their mostly middle class and above communities. This workshop explores best practices on how established churches can bring community shalom to any neighborhood.

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73:30 minutes (8 MB)

Ron Pate & Dave Frenchak: ABC Time Banking: Rebuilding Communities of Trust: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


ABC Time Banking: Rebuilding Communities of Trust

Abundance in Beloved Community (ABC) Time Banking is an asset-based model for community change that builds up the non-market economy of safe neighborhoods, strong families, and trusting friendships. This workshop discusses the concept of time banking to promote the shalom of God in our cities by incorporating the capacities of all community members–everyone is valuable, everyone has something to offer.

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61:13 minutes (10.51 MB)

Recovery Coaching by Jean LaCour CCDA Conference 2008


Recovery Coaching

Recovery from addiction is possible! Coaches and mentors make the difference. This workshop teaches practical and godly ways to encourage people to build “recovery capitol”, identify their own strengths and goals through accountability, and a personalized recovery plan that works; great for people in recovery who want to give back, pastoral and clinical counselors, family members and friends.

By Jean LeCour

37:55 minutes (6.51 MB)

Christian Community Development: The BIG Picture by Jay Van Groningen CCDA Conference 2008


Christian Community Development: The BIG Picture

If a church or faith-based organization starts an after school program is it doing Christian Community Development? What if they also help families leave poverty one at a time? Is that community development? This workshop provides a platform for participants to think about their efforts in terms of six broad dimensions of community development.

By Jay Van Groningen

48:20 minutes (8 MB)

Measuring Your Effectivness; Tools and Best Practices by Amy Sherman CCDA Conference 2008


Measuring Your Effectiveness: Tools and Best Practices

Effective ministries that truly advance community shalom set concrete outcome goals and know how to measure, document, and communicate their progress to stakeholders. This workshop offers practical assessment tools, how to’s on establishing indicators, and information on identifying best practices against which to measure your program model(s).

By Amy Sherman

68:16 minutes (8 MB)

Componentes 8 de la Convención: El Comienzo de su Ministerio por Wayne Gordon CCDA Conference 2008


Componentes 8 de la Convención: El Comienzo de su Ministerio


¿Cómo desarrollar un ministerio cristiano de desarrollo comunitario? Aprender de CCDA del co-fundador y presidente de algunos de los principales elementos necesarios para dar testimonio de el Reino de Dios por la recuperación y restauración de las comunidades de recursos suficientes.

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77:10 minutes (8 MB)

8 Components of CCD: Starting a Ministry by Wayne Gordon CCDA Conference 2008


8 Components of CCD: Starting Your Ministry

How do you develop a Christian Community Development ministry? Learn from CCDA’s co-founder and president some key elements needed to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities.

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77:16 minutes (8 MB)

Churches and Non-Profits: Building Collaborations by Bruce Jackson CCDA Conferece 2008


Churches and Non-Profits Building Collaborations

Church and non-profits working in partnerships and in unity provide an aspect of shalom in the city. This workshop presents foundational principles to building collaborations and offers practical tools to assist in the establishment of partnerships.

By Bruce Jackson

74:57 minutes (8 MB)

Harnessing the Foreclosure Crisis: Turning Lemons into Lemonade (Traducción Disponible) by Bob Lupton & Nate Ledbetter CCDA 2008


Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Harnessing the Foreclosure Crisis

Enough hand-wringing over the foreclosure meltdown! It’s time to act to avoid more foreclosures, and time to see foreclosed homes as opportunities for affordable housing; this workshop offers a practical strategy for doing both.

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79:25 minutes (13.64 MB)

Becoming King: A Local Movement's by Troy Jackson CCDA Conference 2008


Becoming King: A Local Movement’s Impact on MLK

Without the grassroots organizers in Montgomery, we might not know Martin Luther King’s name today. MLK did not arrive in Montgomery as a civil rights activist or leader, but spent his first six years of pastoral ministry demonstrating the power of local community organizing and development. This workshop explores how participation in and relationships with local people struggling together for justice can build an effective movement.

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72:49 minutes (8 MB)

Building Community Between Church and Neighborhood Residents by Betty Glover Palmer CCDA Conference 2008


Building Community Between Church and Neighborhood Residents

This workshop is a case study of a church and its affordable housing residents in tension, and how the church took positive action towards diffusing tension and building community.

By Betty Glover Palmer

54:05 minutes (8 MB)

Mentoring Principles for Advanced Practitioners by Luis Villarreal & Trudy Swain CCDA Conference 2008


Mentoring Principles for Advanced Practitioners

This workshop focuses on best practices to sustain your mentoring ministry at a high level while addressing mentor match longevity and the use of research tools to increase the credibility and quality of mentoring in your community. The “systems model” for training of staff and mentors will also be addressed.

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78:50 minutes (13.54 MB)

Cross Cultural Fundraising by Rob Robertson, Rudy Carrasco & Christy Lambertson CCDA Conference 2008


Cross Cultural Fundraising

This workshop assists new and experienced Latino leaders and those working in the Latino community with the cross cultural skills needed to increase their funding. Hear how Radio Nueva Vida (Los Angeles), Neighborhood Ministries (Phoenix), Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil (Chicago), Harambee Ministries (Los Angeles), and others learned to diversify their partnerships, dramatically expand their income, and gain the cross cultural skills needed to raise the budget

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76:51 minutes (13.2 MB)

Conflict Management for Leaders by David Warren & Jude Del Hierro CCDA Conferece 2008


Conflict Management for Leaders

This workshop tackles the tough issue of dealing with conflict and maintaining troth (pledge of fidelity) as a manager or leader. The shalom of our organization and the individuals in it depend on good leadership. We’ll discuss the importance of humility, brokenness, love, honesty, and commitment in handling conflict.

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71:33 minutes (12.29 MB)

Developing Student Leaders by Tommy Carrington CCDA Conference 2008


Developing Student Leaders

The statistics on young people leaving the church (or never attending) is staggering. It is estimated that more than 85% of those who attended church as teenagers were not involved in church within five years of graduation from high school. This workshop teaches leaders how to disciple young people and take them to the next level of leadership, so when they graduate from high school they don’t graduate from church!

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78:24 minutes (8 MB)

I Need a Job! (Helping People Keep Work) by David Spickard & Paula Bryan CCDA Conference 2008


I Need a Job!

What do you do when someone says those words? What if they are an ex-offender, have a poor work history, little education, or few skills? How do you help them overcome these barriers to find and keep meaningful work? Where do you find companies that will hire them? This workshop explores the barriers keeping people in our community from succeeding at work and offer a proven biblically-based strategy your church or organization can use to help men and women find and keep good jobs.

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73:32 minutes (12.63 MB)

Shalom in the Board Room by Glen Peterson & Gabe Veas CCDA Conference 2008


Shalom in the Board Room

A board of directors needs to know its job and have the right tools. Real governance is the highest level of organizational leadership, creating community transformation and shalom. The job of governance is about values, vision, empowerment of both board and staff, and the strategic ability to lead leaders. This workshop looks at a case study of how one board brought added value to a new organization; will help both beginners and veterans.

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70:33 minutes (12.11 MB)

Hector Alicea & Chris Ramsey: Prayer, Peace & the Poor: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Prayer, Peace and the Poor

This workshop focuses on the importance of prayer (individual and corporate) when serving the poor, and demonstrates how prayer and practical service filled with love and mercy will lead to peace–with ourselves, our clients, our neighbors and our community.

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70:50 minutes (8 MB)

Making Children in Poverty a National Priority by Heidi Unruh CCDA Conference 2008


Making Children in Poverty a National Priority

Almost 13 million children in the US live in poverty. With poverty comes multiple barriers to shalom, the wholeness of life God intends. This workshop makes the theological and practical case that ending child poverty must be a national priority, and will identify key policies and practices toward this goal.

By Heidi Unruh

74:49 minutes (12.85 MB)

Experiental Tools to Train "New Gen" Urban Leaders by Phil Skei & Beth Eckloff CCDA Conference 2008


Experiential Tools to Train “New Gen” Urban Leaders

This workshop provides experiential tools and training structures to develop a new generation of urban leaders who seek the shalom of the city. Those desiring to get others engaged in the inner-city, will learn how to utilize interactive structures like ministry houses and local urban plunges to accomplish this. Tools used successfully by InterVarsity’s Fresno Institute for Urban Leadership will be provided.

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68:22 minutes (8 MB)

Hip Arts: Using the Arts to Bring Peace to Schools by Gilbert Chaidez & Demone Carter CCDA Conference 2008


Hip Arts: Using the Arts to Bring Peace to Schools

Working in schools using the arts allows you to create a space for youth of all ethnicities to come together and create together. This workshop teaches ministry leaders to build positive relationships and bring peace to their local schools using hip-hop and urban arts.

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63:54 minutes (10.97 MB)

Developing Global CCD Partnerships by Troy Jackson, Boler Cuy-Castellanos & Diana Cuy-Castellanos CCDA Confrerence 2008


Developing Global CCD Partnerships

In light of increased global awareness through media and the great work of people like Brian McLaren in his book Everything Must Change, many Christians recognize a need to engage the world, but also know the missionary models of the past century are problematic. This workshop tells the story of an emerging partnership between University Christian Church and Santa Maria de Jesus, and offers practical advice on how to have a global impact in ways that honor indigenous peoples.

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66:16 minutes (8 MB)

Building Bridges with Gays and Lesbians by Andrew Marin CCDA Conference 2008


Building Bridges with Gays and Lesbians

This workshop takes participant through the mindset of gays and lesbians and their thought processes about God and Christianity. It examines The Marin Foundation’s unique research, theory, practice and application on how to effectively build bridges from an evangelical perspective within the broader gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community.

By Andrew Marin

76:26 minutes (8 MB)

25 Years of CCD in Haiti by Jean Thomas CCDA Conference 2008


25 Years of CCD in Haiti

This workshop discusses how the holistic rebuilding of a poor Haitian community provided a solid basis for shalom, and addresses the spiritual, educational and economic dimensions of Haitian life.

By Jean Thomas

75:32 minutes (12.97 MB)

Church-Prison Collaboratives for Re-entry by Wil McCall & James Reed CCDA Conference 2008


Church-Prison Collaborative Re-entry

This workshop discusses how to connect formerly incarcerated men and women back to community by collaborating with churches, non-profits, neighborhood associations, social service agencies and court systems. This collaboration also helps build and establish healthy relationships with the community and engages the formerly incarcerated to use their talents to restore and revitalize their neighborhood.

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73:07 minutes (8 MB)

Jill Shook & Mary Nelson: Fighting Gentritfication: Housing Policy 101: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Fighting Gentrification: Housing Policy 101

This workshop offers a brief history of U.S. housing policy and examines models of how people of faith have fought gentrification and created affordability through advocacy. Models to be discussed include: Inclusionary Housing Ordinances, Condo Conversion Ordinances, Second Units at city, state and national levels. Participants gain tools to evaluate which models are most appropriate for their community.

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75:34 minutes (8 MB)

Militarism and Poverty: The Cost of War by Craig Wong & Bob Kaiser CCDA Conference 2008


Militarism and Poverty: The Cost of War

Four decades ago, Dr. King spoke prophetically to the inextricable relationship between America’s militarism and the plight of its poor. This workshop helps the church examine this costly and egregious relationship, and discusses how to bear witness to God’s shalom in the world today.

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74:53 minutes (8 MB)

Noel Castellanos, Wayne Gordon & John Perkins: Q & A with CCDA's Leaders: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Q & A with CCDA's Leaders

Glean from the wisdom of CCDA’s leadership as they field questions about Christian Community Development. Come with prepared questions!

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75:34 minutes (8 MB)

Youth and Sex: What Can the Church Do? Orlando Liscano, Arthur Athis, Kenny Blanco & panel CCDA Conference 2008


Youth and Sex: What Can the Church Do?

Today’s youth are bombarded with messages that “hooking up” is okay, without understanding the devastating physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. In this workshop the Project U-Turn team tells the truth about teen sexuality and offers tools that engage minority youth, as well as ways to work within public schools to reach them with positive alternatives.

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68:33 minutes (8 MB)

Global Shalom: Not Just for Us by Brandon Sipes & Curt Luthye CCDA Conference 2008


Global Shalom: Not Just for Us

In order for there to truly be shalom, it cannot be limited to one nation, one ethnicity or one religion. This workshop focuses on the reality that a peaceful and just existence cannot be experienced by only one portion of our world’s population.

By Brandon Sipes

and Curt Luthye

66:10 minutes (8 MB)

Rusty Pritchard & Leroy Barber: Environmental Racism in the City: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Environmental Racism in the City

One of the most insidious sources of injustice in urban America is the uneven distribution of environmental goods and bads. Air and water pollution, toxic waste exposure, traffic and other burdens multiply the economic injustices affecting intown neighborhoods, threatening to undermine other community development efforts. This workshop will help Christians doing community development discover what the church can do to overcome these hazards and create healthy places, caring for creation and caring for people.

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67:59 minutes (8 MB)

Jember Teferra:Social Justice in East Africa: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Social Justice in East Africa

Learn from Ethiopia’s leading Christian Community Developer as she discusses social justice both in secular and scriptural terms, as well as Christian responsibility to bring about both holistic social justice and peace. She will use case studies from her more than 25 years of ministry in Addis Ababa.

By Jember Teferra

69:03 minutes (8 MB)

Marcos Gamez & David Vega: The Realities of Spiritual Warfare in Community Development: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


The Realities of Spiritual Warfare in Community Development

For too long our para church organizations have struggled to holistically represent God as Word (evangelism), God as deed (community development and relief), and God as sign (God’s power in spiritual warfare). Using efforts in Miami as a basis, this workshop offers a tune up on the spiritual warfare aspect of community development.

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78:54 minutes (13.55 MB)

Hans Tokke & Melvin Hadley: Urban Consumerism and the Credit Crisis (traducción disponible): CCDA Conference 2008


Urban Consumerism and The Credit Crisis

From media, to fashion, to shopping, city people are enticed to indulge in credit madness. Piled on this is the mortgage meltdown that has sent many urban homes into foreclosure. This workshop provides a theoretical background to urban consumerism, marketing, and images that invade the urban community and offers practical tools to help alleviate the credit crunch.

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71:58 minutes (8 MB)

Daniel White-Hodge: Baptized in Dirty Waters: The Gospel of Peace According to Tupac: CCDA Conference 2008


Baptized in Dirty Water: The Gospel of Peace According to Tupac

This workshop focuses on the theological message of hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur as it relates to peace in the city and living within community in the inner city.

By Daniel White-Hodge

69:14 minutes (8 MB)

Getting to Justice by Jay Van Gronginen & Adam Taylor CCDA Conference 2008


Getting to Justice

Peace or shalom comes when there is a level playing field, when citizens have access to power and use it. Shalom comes when citizens use their power and voice to make desired changes. This workshop introduces practical methods and actions any community can take to make positive systemic change locally, regionally, or nationally.

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56:49 minutes (9.76 MB)

Heidi Aspinwall & Krista Dutt: Utilizing Volunteers Without Community disEmpowerment: CCDA Conference 2008 audio


Utilizing Volunteers Without Risking Community Empowerment

Volunteers are an incredible asset to any organization but only if they fulfill the desired outcome of the organization. From donors to well-meaning church groups, volunteers can inadvertently overrun your organization’s mission and trample on your community. This workshop offers ideas on this from organizations from around the country.

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77:24 minutes (8 MB)

Bruce Miller & Steve Noblett: Is there a Doctor in the Hood? Creating Healthier Communities: CCDA Conference 2008


Is There a Doctor in the Hood? Options for Creating Healthier Communities

Everything would be solved if we just had national health insurance, right? Well it might be a good start, but health disparities like obesity and diabetes would remain. So what can your ministry do now to have an impact? This workshop reviews national health care policy and how it plays out in low income communities, provides practical options modeled by the national Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) network of physicians and health care leaders and presents programmatic models.

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75:35 minutes (8 MB)

(re) Building Communities with Art by Mandy Smith CCDA Conference 2008


(re)Building Communities with Art

In 2007 Mandy ran a city-wide art project which revealed the power art has to create community and bring healing. This workshop tells the story of the project and provides resources for other organizations can develop it for their own settings.

By Mandy Smith


61:58 minutes (8 MB)

Rebuidling, Restore, Renew: Faith Community in Under-Resourced Neighborhoods by Geoff Ryan CCDA Conference 2008


Rebuild, Restore, Renew: Faith Community in Under-Resourced Neighborhoods

The 614 Network is based on the scripture from Isaiah 61:4. This workshop examines the strategies of The Network, a cross-denominational movement that emphasizes incarnational community life and a redemptive theology of salvation.

By Geoff Ryan

78:53 minutes (8 MB)

Seabury Nyabero, Jared Onserio & Silas Musyoka: "Mission Tourism" In Africa: A Great Adventure: CCDA Conference 2008


Empowering Christians Through “Mission Tourism”

Tourism is a great source of revenue in Africa, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors and missionaries, serving as a major source of foreign exchange. In view of the needs facing churches in Africa, this workshop proposes how “tourist missionaries” can twin up their adventure with evangelization with CCDA Africa facilitating the process.

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62:16 minutes (8 MB)

Fred Oduyoye - Baltimore General Session

by Fred Oduyoye
Talk presented Sat, March 7, 2009 on Urban Youth Workers Institute RELOAD 08-09 tour.
Morning General Session

36:10 minutes (33.19 MB)

Herber Brown III - RELOAD 08-09 Baltimore -General Session 2

by Heber Brown III
Talk presented Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute RELOAD 08-09 Baltimore.

16:12 minutes (18.62 MB)

Harvey Carey - Legacy People (General Session 2 - UYWI 2008)

by Harvey Carey
Talk presented on Friday, May 16, 2008 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference 2008.


Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, and John Perkins have been modern examples of Legacy People for us to follow. We are all able to list the people who have inspired a Legacy in our lives; some are famous and some will remain as unsung heroes. Harvey will help to direct our focus on these people by helping their legacy to come alive, while also challenging us to be Legacy People.

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38:02 minutes (8.79 MB)

Larry Acosta and Friends - Legacy Unwritten (General Session 5 - UYWI 2008)

by Larry Acosta and Friends
Talk presented on Sat, May 17, 2008 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference 2008.


God has given us opportunities as youth workers to speak into or “journal” on the unwritten pages in the lives of the youth that we serve everyday. We are writing a Legacy! You will take a journey with Larry around the country to see people just like you who have accepted the responsibility of nurturing the next generation. Are you Living this Legacy?

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65:34 minutes (15.1 MB)

Virginia Ward - “Legacy of Faith” (General Session 1 - UYWI 2008)

by Virginia Ward
Talk presented Thurs, May 15, 2008 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference 2008.


The Bible has left us the Legacies of Abraham, Moses, Noah, Sarah, Rahab and many more whose faith has paved the way for us to follow. Virginia has been living out this faith in Boston and will take us on a journey to apply the lessons of these Heroes to our own communities.

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35:42 minutes (16.43 MB)

Chris Heuertz - Legacy of Love (General Session 4 - UYWI 2008)

by Chris Heuertz
Talk presented Saturday, May 17, 2008 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference 2008.


The greatest commandment is love. Love will never fail, but how much time do we spend truly loving others with our lives? Chris’ life and ministry is an inspiration to this love, visible through his global work with refugees, orphans of war, women trapped in prostitution, sex trafficking and building many other incarnational communities to the poorest of the poor.

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29:32 minutes (6.85 MB)

Dimas Salaberrios: ABC's Of Planning Large Events To Reach Hundreds of Teenagers: UYWI 2008

We want to empower you to reach masses of teenagers through
large events. Our desire is that you go home equipped to plan
outreach events that attract masses of lost young people in your

56:55 minutes (52.12 MB)

Christy Lambertson: A Roadmap for Beginning Activists: UYWI 2008

So you’ve decided that you want to work for social justice, but
you’re not sure where to start? In this workshop, we’ll discuss what
activism is and isn’t, and the theology and spirituality of activism,
along with practical “how-to’s.” Learn how to avoid burn out,
collaborate with diverse groups in your community, and empower
yourself and others to advocate for social change.

62:54 minutes (57.59 MB)

Doug Forte: Gang Laws and How These Laws Affect Our Community: UYWI 2008

Did you know that the California Gang Laws are sending our
children to prison in packs? We will be discussing Gang Injunctions,
Gang Laws and the effect it plays our our community. We also
will be exploring ways to solve some of these problems.

69:13 minutes (63.37 MB)

Juanita Irizarry: Gentrification And Community Youth - Impact and Responses: UYWI 2008

What is gentrification and what are the impacts on youth when
gentrification and displacement overtake a community? This
workshop will look at gentrification-related community development
issues in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood and elsewhere.
It will borrow from secular community organizing and development
models in that community to glean ideas for engaging and
empowering youth as they confront head-on some social justice
issues that impact their daily lives.

62:00 minutes (56.77 MB)

Milo Carrasco - Grieving in the Ghetto

An intense “how to” on how to minister to a community scared
by gang violence. In this workshop you will learn how to start a
“peacemakers” in your city, be instructed on how to minister to
young people that have caused gang violence or that been victims
of gang violence. Also, you will learn how to minister at a funeral
due to gang violence (car wash), hospital visits, to grieving families,
and how to work with local law enforcement, high schools, and on
call incidents.

47:53 minutes (43.85 MB)

Marvin Jacobo: Helping Communities Heal From the Wounds of the Past: UYWI 2008

What’s going on here? Why is the faith community fragmented?
Why am I not being welcomed into the “hood?” Why are people
suspicious of me? What can I do about the opposition I am
facing? Are there deeper issues that I need to be aware of?

75:00 minutes (68.67 MB)

Gilbert Chaidez: Hip Arts - How To Make HIp-Hop And Other Artistic Expressions Attractive to Schools: UYWI 2008

Learn how to make Hip Hop and other urban art forms
understandable to school administrators while keeping the integrity
of the art form. This workshop focuses on creating engaging
curriculums that will attract youth and also be desirable to school
administrators and teachers. We will also discuss program
outcomes that are measurable and meaningful to all involved.

68:49 minutes (63 MB)

Curt Gibson & Kara Powell: Holistic Ministry - What Else Do Kids Need Besides A Bible Study

In the midst of fractured families, broken schools, and violent
neighborhoods, kids today need more from us than a Bible study
and a prayerful pat on the back. Search Institute’s 40 Developmental
Assets as well as a new research project by Fuller Seminary’s
Center for Youth and Family Ministry give us as youth workers an
invaluable set of tools to help kids thrive not just spiritually, but also
physically, emotionally, intellectually, and relationally.

75:34 minutes (69.19 MB)

Orlando Crespo: How A Strong Ethnic Identity Can Empower Youth For Ministry: UYWI 2008

Based on themes from Orlando Crespo’s book, “Being Latino in
Christ: Finding Wholeness in Your Ethnic Identity,” this seminar will
be explore the intersection between God, faith and culture and
how embracing of our ethnic identity can empower us for God’s
work in our families, communities and campuses. Orlando will share
from his 20 years of college ministry experience to Latino youth and
personally from his own Latino ethnic journey and the ways God
used it to fuel his own passion for others.

71:11 minutes (65.17 MB)

LaVerne Tolbert: How Does the Youth Director or Pastor Nurture His/Her Team? Part 1: UYWI 2008

Does your youth ministry need a checkup? Have you taken the
pulse of its team leaders lately? To ensure that they are healthy,
follow this prescription: monitor, manage, mentor.

65:49 minutes (60.26 MB)

Chris Albisurez, Brad Griffin & Jude Tiersma-Watson: Hurt in the Hood - Helping Kids in Big Trauma and Everyday Drama: UYWI 2008

Do you ever look at the big-time trauma and everyday drama your
kids experience and wonder how they are making it? Whether
kids hide their pain or make it obvious, as a youth worker you are
loving and serving traumatized kids every week. This seminar will
help you recognize the symptoms of trauma, respond through a
research-based plan called “The 3 Rs,” and develop all sorts of
practical ideas that you and your team can try with the kids and
families in your community.

55:08 minutes (50.48 MB)

Alexia Salvatierra: Immigrant Youth - Audacious Hope and Bold Action: UYWI 2008

Immigrant youth and children of immigrant parents face special
challenges. How can we help them experience the love of God in
their situation? How can we help them move from victim to prophet?
CLUE-CA has been involved with organizing congregations to
support immigrant families and educate on immigration since early
2006. We will bring ecumenical models from all over the country to
this workshop.

62:39 minutes (57.36 MB)

Brian Dye: Impacting Your Community to Give Our Youth a Chance: UYWI 2008

God determines the time in history you should dwell and the exact
place you should live so that men would seek Him and perhaps
reach out to Him (Acts 17:26-27). Ministry is not primarily about a
place you go, but a place you live. It is not primarily about a time
set aside in your week, but the time in history you dwell. God has
already set you in your primary ministry location- your community.
Be challenged with how you can impact your community to give our
youth a chance.

68:11 minutes (62.43 MB)

Tommy Carrington: Implementing a Discipleship Program for Urban Kids: UYWI 2008

In this workshop, you will learn principles for discipling urban
young people into a vital relationship with Christ. If your teenagers
are ready to move on to the “next level” of their spiritual lives (or
you want to nudge them on), this session will give you practical
suggestions and guidelines on how to develop and implement a
discipleship program.

64:29 minutes (59.04 MB)

DJ Chuang: Internet 101 - Practical Tools for Urban Ministry: UYWI 2008

Get practical step-by-step training to use the latest web technologies
for your urban ministry. We’ll cover internet tools like blogging, email
newsletters, websites, and social networking.

51:51 minutes (47.47 MB)

Kazi Joshua: Is Justice Local? (Who Is My Neighbor)?: UYWI 2008

The question was raised in the teaching of Jesus (Who is my
neighbor?), We will answer this question within the context of
globalization. Drawing from the scriptures and contemporary
efforts at global justice. We will develop both skills and theological
understanding for the mandate to “carry the gospel to the ends
of the earth”

68:30 minutes (62.72 MB)

Greg Russinger: It Takes Just One - A Practical Guide for Engaging the World of Poverty, Orphans & Human Trafficking: UYWI 2008

This workshop will provide practical insights into mobilizing
individuals, groups and churches that want to bring relief and
development to orphans, human trafficking victims and those in
poverty. Best practices, stories and sample initiatives will be shared,
along with avenues for getting involved. This workshop will also host
practitioners who live out these passions.

74:04 minutes (67.81 MB)

Shane Claiborne: Jesus For President: UYWI 2008

A workshop to provoke the Christian political imagination.

60:27 minutes (55.35 MB)

Rudy Carrasco: Leadership Development of Indigenous Leaders (Part 2): UYWI 2008

In communities blighted by absent fathers, incarceration,
underperforming school districts, drugs, and other social ills, how
can youth ministries come alongside individual youth to equip and
empower them for leadership? Is developing indigenous leaders
even worth the heartache and effort? Examine the myths, methods,
and messages of effective mentorship.

7:36 minutes (6.96 MB)

Andy Bales: Lessons Learned - From Start-Up to Leading One of the Largest Non-Profits In The U.S.: UYWI 2008

Experienced leader will share life lessons on communications with
board, management of staff, making the most of crisis intervention,
dealing with enemies and sin in the camp, utilizing press to
accomplish your mission, and we will speak to each other about
keeping life, family and ministry in balance.

73:12 minutes (67.01 MB)

Ricky Pickens: Light and Heat - When Cops and Clergy Work Together to Reduce Gang Violence: UYWI 2008

Hear how a youth violence intervention program is bringing healing.
Find out how the Pasadena Police Department, community leaders
and local clergy have managed to get guest speakers from the
public and private sectors to present on issues of interest to local
gang affiliated youth and inspire them to work together to make the
streets a safer place.

47:19 minutes (43.32 MB)

Melody La Luz: Living Holy and Loving It!: UYWI 2008

Loving sex as a single? Are you wondering how to live holy and love
it? Learn the theology of purity, sex and the body that will transform
your life, so you can radiate it to the youth you work with.

66:28 minutes (60.85 MB)

Melody La Luz: Living Single and Loving It!: UYWI 2008

Are you single? Are you available? Do you like long walks at the
park? Well there’s someone looking for you! Someone that wants
you to experience romance, adventure, and excitement. So if you’re
ready for REAL love come on in...

61:23 minutes (56.2 MB)

Erin Jones: Making Your Husband a Priority: UYWI 2008

As married women in ministry we are caretakers not only of our
“sheep,” but also of our husbands and children. In this session, we
will have the opportunity to share some of our challenges with other
women and gain a deeper understanding of our role as supporters,
cheerleaders and helpmates for our husbands.

71:06 minutes (65.09 MB)

James Jones: Making Your Wife A Priority: UYWI 2008

Ministry as a married man comes with its own challenges. You love
your wife, but does she “feel” loved? Many times, our wives and our
children feel overlooked and neglected, yet we feel guilty for not
giving more to ministry. You will have the opportunity to talk about
the specific challenges of being a man in ministry, identify healthy
boundaries, and learn the importance of celebrating and
nurturing your wife.

66:56 minutes (61.28 MB)

Dario Lariosa: Manhood @ Risk - An Intensive Learning Lab on Ministry to Urban Males! (Part 2): UYWI 2008

What does our culture offer as a validation of manhood? For
many youth there are no rites of passage that confirm their arrival
at adulthood, except for the driver’s license, the permission to
purchase cigarettes and alcohol, and the right to see R-rated films.
We will dissect & discuss the following in detail: Manhood @ Risk,
Manhood Re-defined and A Rite of Passage for Young Men.

62:12 minutes (56.95 MB)

Ruben Austria: Mentoring At-Risk Youth: UYWI 2008

Mentoring is one of the most effective and least expensive forms
of ministry and is a wonderful tool for reaching young people who
need adult support. This workshop will explore different models of
mentoring, some Scriptural principles that make mentoring work, and
provide some practical guidance on how to start a mentoring program.

60:56 minutes (55.79 MB)

Joe Harrison: Mentoring - The 88% Factor: UYWI 2008

This workshop is designed to open our eyes to the ministry of
mentoring. This workshop will help us come to the realization that
we are no longer Youth Pastors but Spiritual Parents and Mentors.
Practical insights on how to be a mentor and how to be mentored
will be shared.

49:54 minutes (45.7 MB)

Phil Jackson: Ministry with Integrity - How to Stay In This For Long Term Impact: UYWI 2008

There are too many lone rangers in youth ministry that end up being
burnt up and burnt out. We will examine practical ways to build
stamina for your personal walk and your ministry. Learn the different
ministry stages and how to navigate them so that you can build a life
and ministry for the long haul.

71:04 minutes (65.07 MB)

Joseph Parker: No Child Left Behind - How Does It Affect Your Center?: UYWI 2008

Come learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of NCLB…whether you
are an NCLB program or not, this will be an effective workshop in
learning what must be done to truly leave no child behind; achieving
the sustainable, transformational results we all desire with kids
growing up in extremely adverse circumstances.

77:30 minutes (70.95 MB)

Richard Bumpers: Nonnegotiables for Developing A Youth Ministry: UYWI 2008

This seminar will assist with helping youth workers explore different
ways to approach ministry by three major components: Identifying
the Needs, Various Approaches and A Strong Ministry Plan. This
process will help you strategically think through your program and
explain the elements of the problem and how your ministry can
address the need or problem.

60:08 minutes (55.05 MB)

Mayra Nolan: Parent Involvement - True Community Empowerment In An After-School Setting: UYWI 2008

How can an after-school program engage more deeply in community
development? Explore ways in which you can move your ministry
from a youth-serving “betterment” activity to a ministry that has
“far-reaching, long-term and empowering” effects on the community
through creative and meaningful parent involvement.

50:46 minutes (46.48 MB)

Pepe Montenegro: Partnering WIth Parents To Help Gang Members: UYWI 2008

Most people agree that parents, law enforcement and the
educational system are part of the gang solution. However, parents
are not getting the effective training they need to deter their child
from wannabe or active gang membership. This workshop will
present to you the “effective training” parents need. Role play,
information and Q and A time will satisfy your hunger for answers to
the gang problem in your community.

50:16 minutes (46.03 MB)

Bob Engel: Planting a Church In Urban America: UYWI 2008

God’s plan throughout history has been to romance a people to
Himself who will populate His Kingdom-The Bride, His Church.
Jesus announced that the Kingdom had come and Paul built
upon this inauguration. This “legacy” they left is still advancing
and expanding all around the world. Come and learn more about
that legacy through the movement of Fire and Manuever Church
Planting in urban America.

67:25 minutes (61.73 MB)

Jackie Gichohi: Practical Ways to Minister To Your Students In Schools: UYWI 2008

The Classroom Connection to Christ: Want to learn how to maximize
the moment to minister in the classroom? Look beyond the clothing,
cuts, and cussing and see the Character of Christ in your students.
This workshop will give you practical ways to minister in the
classroom and beyond. You will leave with a renewed desire and a
Godly perspective of what a privilege it is to be chosen to educate
this generation.

52:37 minutes (48.18 MB)

Dean Cowles: Program Rich But Cash Poor: UYWI 2008

You’ve got great programs and events for your youth but you’re
always strapped for cash to keep the ministry going. Come hear
and share proven ideas that work to help fund your youth ministry.
Move your ministry from car washes to car detail, from candy sales
to t-shirt businesses, from outcasts to outsource income generation,
from unemployed to temp agency, from clothing drives to thrift
stores, from part-time youth worker to full-time youth worker, from
“begging to blessing,” from ebay to Yahweh!

74:44 minutes (68.43 MB)

Abel Lopez: Programming In the Schools - More Than a Ministry: UYWI 2008

Defined as the largest mission field; Wow! It can be intimidating
and over whelming. Somehow God chose us to walk in and love all
those students. Don’t miss out on this exciting seminar where you
will get some insight on how to become more than just a fly on the
wall but an active part of your school, community, and even get paid
in the process.

71:53 minutes (65.82 MB)

Fred Lynch: Rap It, Tag It, Speak It, Flip It - Getting Kids to Experiencing God's Word in a Fresh Way (Part 2): UYWI 2008

As communicators of truth, one of our greatest tasks is to make the
Bible come alive & be relivant to teens. Discover how to share the
Word of God in exciting new ways. Learn new scriptures and recall
scripture previously memorized. Become skilled at training students
to think, speak and act from a scriptural basis.

3:22 minutes (3.09 MB)

Gregg Moder: Re-Imaging Incarnational Youth Ministry - The Incarnational Model in Praxis: UYWI 2008

This course features an in-depth “rubber meets the road” look at
the strengths and weaknesses of implementing the Incarnation
model in the practice of youth ministry. A fresh perspective of the
Incarnate One’s pattern of life and ministry will be offered in hopes
of bringing greater clarity to the role of the youth minister and
youth ministry outcomes.

59:56 minutes (54.87 MB)

Dean Borgman: Responding To Our Emotional Hurts - Self-Healing For Leaders Helping Hurting Kids: UYWI 2008

Responding To Our Emotional Hurts: Self-Healing For Leaders
Helping Hurting Kids People seem to be hurting and desperate
these days. Some screaming hurts; some subtle, even hidden, pain.
Christ’s was a healing ministry. Many children and youth suffer from
PTSD; others are just confused, hurting and trying to cover it up.
This Elective examines how our healing ministry must begin with us;
we need the courage to face past hurts and be well.

55:26 minutes (50.76 MB)

Shane Claiborne: Resurrecting Church: UYWI 2008

Amid the ruins of an abandoned cathedral where homeless families
were living, Shane and his community caught a fresh vision of what
it means to be the Church. Let’s move beyond complaining about
the Church we see, and let’s start becoming the Church we dream
of. With ancient stories of the early Christians and contemporary
stories of ordinary radicals, Shane will invite us to re-imagine what it
means to be the Body of Christ alive in the world.

64:13 minutes (58.79 MB)

Dan Hodge: Reversing the Hermeneutical Flow - Finding Jesus in Film 201: UYWI 2008

This class is for anyone who has taken Dan’s Jesus & Film 101
course at past UYWI conferences. This class will delve deeper into
the theory, conceptual framework, and production of film as it relates
to both Black Popular Culture and Urban Popular Culture. This class
is for anyone who is daring enough to use film and media with their
youth that goes beyond Veggie Tales and G ratings. We will be
analyzing films such as No Country for Old Men (2007), Scarface
(1980), 8-Mile (2003), & The Village (2005) and discovering some
of the Christological messages hidden within the matrix of each film.
We will use Richard Niebuhr’s (1950) framework as a foundation for

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77:08 minutes (70.63 MB)

Marge Bermann: Scenario Planning: UYWI 2008

Scenario Planning is a tool for anticipating possible different futures
and developing flexible strategies, even during times of change.
This “crash course” will teach participants how to create stories
of the future and to identify commonalities among them so that
opportunities and risks become more clearly defined. Scenario
Planning will also help measure current capacity as well as help to
identify areas that need further development in order to reach future
goals and objectives.

70:00 minutes (64.09 MB)

Danny Lopez: Seven Attributes Of A Real Man: UYWI 2008

Young men need hero’s to look up to, but in America they are hard
to find. In this class we will uncover 7 Attributes of a Real Man.

50:23 minutes (46.13 MB)

June Evans: Sex and the City - Understanding the Importance of Sexual Purity: UYWI 2008

This is a no-nonsense seminar that focuses on the health, social,
and legal implications of the early onset of teen sex. Youth workers
will receive medically sound and biblical based information
regarding human sexuality in a language that will be easy to explain
to teenagers. This workshop will give you tips, tools, and practical
resources needed to deal with today’s sex saturated youth culture.

53:05 minutes (48.61 MB)

Deshonna Collier-Goobil" She Ain't Yo Gangsta Boo - Respecting Women in Hip-Hop Culture: UYWI 2008

Today’s urban church must remain a part of the changing climate of
youth culture. It seems that in more recent times, church leadership is
beginning to look at and utilize Hip Hop in weekly services. They are
looking for more ways to reference Hip Hop in sermon titles and some
churches even have Hip Hop Sundays! In crossing this delicate line
however, we must learn how to navigate the lines of misogyny and
sexism that permeate Hip Hop music videos and lyrics. This workshop
will touch on the following issues:
• How do we deal with controlling images in Hip Hop?
• But sex is what they’re sellin’: The objectification of women in video’s

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61:07 minutes (55.96 MB)

Cari Jenkins: Short Term Missions - Engaging the Experience with All Five of You Senses: UYWI 2008

Scripture is filled with ways we can engage each day and
experience through our senses to learn, engage and expand our
thinking about the world, God and each other. Together we will
consider how you might encourage your students to engage a short
term mission experience with intentionality. It might just be more
than what the eye can see!

66:12 minutes (60.6 MB)

Chris Huertz: Simple Spirituality (Part 1): UYWI 2008

A discussion of a spirituality of engagement that propels us from the
safe places of intimacy with Christ into the suffering of the world.
focusing on intimacy, obedience, humility, community, service,
simplicity, submission, brokenness, and suffering.

73:20 minutes (67.14 MB)

Marvin Jacobo: Small Groups...Where Life Change Happens BEST in the Life Of Our Kids: UYWI 2008

Life change in people happens best within the context of trusting
relationships. How do you get this done in the neighborhood?
Where can I start? What kind of small groups work best with our
“traumatized kids”?

28:19 minutes (25.93 MB)

Jeff Mattesich, Mayra Nolan, & Albert Tate: So You Think You Want a BMW? (A Black, Mexican, White Leading Together): UYWI 2008

Come hear the pitfalls and moments of reconciliation from 3 people
working together to bring Jesus to their community. The presenters:
a black man from black church culture in Jackson Mississippi; a
Mexican Puerto Rican woman from East L.A. that grew up in a small
Latin church, and a high school Student Body President white guy
who grew up in a beachfront community. Hear how even putting
together this seminar has shown that it’s possible to work together
from radically different environments, ethnic groups and cultures,
but in order to serve a diverse community with no majority, Christ is
calling us to reconcile to one another.

61:11 minutes (56.02 MB)

Adam Edgerly & John Teter: So You Want to Plant An Urban Church (Part 3): UYWI 2008

So you are passionate about inner city ministry and are starting to
wonder if planting a church is part of your ministry equation? In this
forum we will discuss real issues related to urban church planting.
Come fill your ministry tool box with wisdom from the forum panelists.

4:51 minutes (4.45 MB)

Ron Ruthruff: Social Justice and Evangelism: UYWI 2008

Is it an either/or proposition? Come and learn the important
relationship between these two ideas.

79:58 minutes (73.22 MB)

Ron Ruthruff: Street-Level Theology - Lessons Learned From Kids On The Street: UYWI 2008

It has been said if we preach the Gospel both parties should be
transformed by the interaction. Come and learn new kids on the
street has informed the theology on ministry of one street
youth organization.

55:50 minutes (51.12 MB)

Cynthia Eriksson & Dan Hodge: Stress in the City: UYWI 2008

From kids in gangs to violence in our neighborhood to just a busy
schedule, as urban youth workers, our lives are full of stress. In this
seminar, we will dive into the results of a nationwide Fuller Seminary
study of urban youth workers to understand not just the stress in our
lives, but the resources we need to serve God and kids for the long
haul. You’ll leave with all sorts of practical ideas that you and others
in your ministry can use starting tomorrow.

48:55 minutes (44.79 MB)

Pete Contreras & Nate Landis: Stripped Down - A Raw Look At Abandoned City Schools: UYWI 2008

Ever wonder what to do with the 3,000 urban kids down the street
from your church? Learn how to implement the C5 principles of
holistic campus ministry. Time is short! Join the movement
of kingdom collaborators bringing hope, help, and healing to a lost
and hurting generation.

79:58 minutes (73.22 MB)

Marvin Daniels: Taking Youth Beyond Preaching, Pizza, and Pretending: UYWI 2008

How is it that young people lose 90% of what they said they
believe when they enter college or the workforce? Could it be
that our methods of discipleship was absent of the message of
discipleship? Have we been relevant without righteousness? This
seminar will provide you with a concrete and comprehensive tool
that will help you to equip your youth to live out their faith with
conviction and compassion.

51:58 minutes (47.59 MB)

Thomas Hsieh, Glen Peterson & Marco Ramirez: Technology Planning Workshop: UYWI 2008

Youth ministries and nonprofits have limited resources while the
expanding available new technology is limitless. How can you as
the organizational leader decide what is needed and how to put
into place technology that will really produce results? A strategic
technology plan can help you budget your time and resources to
best meet your needs. This session will introduce a good planning
outline and process: (1) establish technology leadership group, (2)
define your needs (what problems technology can solve for your
organization), (3) assess current situation and resources, (4) explore
solutions, (5) put your plan in writing including a timeline, (6) develop

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

Irene Cho: The Amazing World of Urban Junior High Ministry: UYWI 2008

Junior High is such a pivotal stage in a person’s life and yet it’s also
the most confusing for both leaders and junior highers! Come and
learn the first steps about how to be more effective with your junior
highers by better understanding them and their world. Understand
what they’re thinking, why they say the things they say or do the
things they do and how to interact with them to have greater impact
in their lives. You’ll never be frustrated again when dealing your
amazing junior highers!

73:56 minutes (67.69 MB)

Chris Brooks:The Balancing Act - Building Healthy Boundaries: UYWI 2008

Life in Ministry can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope with
the whole world watching. The demands from students, families,
community, and ministry leadership can be demanding. Add a
dating or marriage relationships to the mix, and it can be downright
scary trying to balance it all! This workshop will take a look at time
management through a Biblical lens. Come and learn how
to maintain a healthy balance in your life!

55:24 minutes (50.72 MB)

Ben Stephens: The Future of African-American Male Adolescents - Violent or Valiant: UYWI 2008

This class will focus on the plight of African-American male
adolescents and their conditions, while also investingating ways to
disciple them lovingly.

59:30 minutes (54.48 MB)

Christina Maria Zanfagna: The Future of Gospel Hip-Hop - Challenges, Opportunties, and New Directions: UYWI 2008

Gospel Hip-Hop, sometimes called Holy Hip Hop, Christian rap,
Christ hop, Gospel rap, or hip-hope, broadly defines a musical
genre, culture, and ministry opportunity that glorifies Jesus Christ to
those that are living in and influenced by hip-hop culture. Expanding
their missionizing practices to the Hip-Hop Generation and the
diverse urban territories they traverse, gospel hip-hoppers – MC’s,
DJ’s, pastors, congregation members, or listeners – act as spiritual
intermediaries, cultural brokers, and “indigenous” missionaries
connecting the church and hip-hop youth across multiple terrains
and social networks. This forum explores both the challenges and

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61:52 minutes (56.64 MB)

Jill Shook: The Legacy of Housing Heroes - Transforming Our Communities With Affordable Housing: UYWI 2008

Jill coordinates area churches seeking ways to retain Pasadena’s
racial and economic mix, and to house Pasadena’s 1,000 homeless
and address urban violence. The Legacy Of Housing Heroes—
Transforming Our Communities With Affordable Housing. We will
tour a brief history of U.S. housing policy and housing heroes over
the past 100 years, explore a theology of housing, and eleven ways
that various denominations and groups have created affordability
including Cohousing, Community Land Trusts, Cooperative Housing,
YouthBuild and more. Participants will gain tools in how to evaluate
the various models and discuss which models might be appropriate
for their local context.

65:26 minutes (59.91 MB)

Ryan Flemming: The Realities of Planting A Church For The Hip Hop Generation: UYWI 2008

“Hip Hop church” has created a buzz. But, what is beyond the hype?
Using current experiences planting The Revolution as a backdrop,
we will briefly explore what a hip hop church is and its benefits,
expose real challenges unique to planting this type of church, as
well as discover some practical ways to be effective.

59:01 minutes (54.04 MB)

Chris Huertz: The Sacramental Nature of the Poor: UYWI 2008

Throughout scripture God identifies with those who are poor,
validates and qualifies the authenticity of our Christian virtues
in relationship with people who are poor, and uses the poor as
a standard for judgment, and how in reciprocally humanizing
relationships with the poor and non-poor we affirm one another’s
human dignity and together find our way to God.

75:35 minutes (69.2 MB)

Fred Lynch: The Seven Deadly Sins of Multicultural Ministry: UYWI 2008

Dynamic ministry that is multicultural often seems as illusive as
locating the rainbow’s end. Yet there’s rising a number of pioneering
ministries who not only long for multicultural ministry but have gone
through the struggle to see it birthed, and they’d be the first to let
you know that you can do it to! Come and find out some of the
things that they would tell you NOT to do!

48:02 minutes (43.97 MB)

Vince Campbell: Theology of Suffering: UYWI 2008

With special attention given to the doctrine of providence and
utilizing Luther’s “theology of the cross” as the theological
framework and reflecting upon the contrast between the theology of
suffering and the theology of providence; this workshop seeks to
build practical theological responses to contexts of suffering and
crisis in the urban youth context.

74:29 minutes (68.2 MB)

Vince Campbell: Theology of Violence: UYWI 2008

This workshop will examine the various theological perspectives
concerning Christians and violence. The purpose of the workshop
is for urban youth workers to understand violence in the Scriptures
and how to apply the Biblical concept of shalom to the violence
encountered in the urban context.

71:41 minutes (65.64 MB)

Matt Stevens: Three Essentials For A Thriving Youth Ministry (Part 3): UYWI 2008

1st. “The Origin” Basing reconciliation, discipleship, leadership
development and purpose in the Great Commandment. The Great
Commandment in an urban context teaches us that the most
important thing we will ever know and the most important thing we
will ever do. 2nd. “The Perspective of Truth” Dismantling a millennial
identity crisis by rooting our identity in Christ to impact you, your
community and your culture. 3rd. “Even Jesus Needed a Donkey”
The most effective leaders are those who serve the servants.
Empowering students to do the work of the ministry through a
By Youth and For Youth model. How this movement is a new

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34:10 minutes (31.29 MB)

Erin Jones: Thriving in Ministry and Marriage (Part 1): UYWI 2008

Ministry brings great blessings but also great responsibility. There
are added pressures for those in ministry who also have the
responsibilities of marriage and family. Whether you’re in full time
ministry or whether you serve as a volunteer, the stress of trying to
balance home life with ministry life can become complicated and
demanding. In this LAB for both husbands and wives, we’ll examine
some of those challenges, help you discover ways to reconnect,
and recover the joy of both the ministry and marriage commitment.
This session will involve some lecture, some discussion and some
interaction with spouses. You will also have the opportunity to learn

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50:10 minutes (45.93 MB)

Jill Rische: Tools of the Occult: UYWI 2008

The moment Lucifer fell from heaven the world of the occult was
born. Spiritism, Ouija boards, Tarot cards, Fantasy games--all
are the tools of the occult--created and empowered by Satan and
his demons. Dark forces surround us on every side and we must
be prepared to fight them through the awesome power of Jesus
Christ. But what exactly are the tools of the occult, and how do
they operate? How do we detect, understand, and fight against
them? And perhaps, most important of all, what is the best way to
evangelize those involved with them? This workshop examines the
enemy close up and equips Christians for combat.

66:44 minutes (61.11 MB)

Jack Hackimian: Understanding Black Power Ideology & Religions: UYWI 2008

This session will cover a general history and root causes of Nation of
Islam, Black Theology and various types of “Black Power” ideologies.
It will give the Christian missionary a good understanding of the
underlying issues and how to best interact not only with African
Americans, but all oppressed people seeking social revolution.

78:17 minutes (71.67 MB)

Luis Carlo: Understanding Liberation Theology: UYWI 2008

Liberation theology is a school of theology within Christianity,
particularly in the Roman Catholic Church. Liberation theology
focuses on Jesus Christ as not only the Redeemer but also the
Liberator of the oppressed. This workshop will breakdown an
understanding of the theology and how it has influenced justice to
the poor and oppressed within the history of the church.

48:56 minutes (44.8 MB)

Archie Honrado: Unplugged Worship: UYWI 2008

Come and gather with other leaders, who want to begin the day with
a time of unplugged worship. No need to take notes, no need to
come and hear a couple new things to do, but just close your eyes
and lift your voice to our King.

67:38 minutes (61.93 MB)

Jeremy Del Rio & Kurt Gibson: Vision for Schools: UYWI 2008

Adults promise children that if they stay in school they will be
equipped to succeed in life, but we have failed to make good on that
promise for generations. First graders in fall 2008 will graduate
high school in 2020. Come explore how urban ministries can
transform public education within a single generation of students by
activating congregations and becoming answers to prayer.

75:12 minutes (68.85 MB)

John Liotti & Samuel Liotti: What Do I Do When The Community I Serve Doesn't Look Like Me?: UYWI 2008

Cross cultural ministry; The Gospel sometimes calls us to serve and
work alongside folk who are from different racial and socioeconomic
backgrounds. How do we navigate this calling? What is the impact on
the family? If I’m called to ‘relocate’ to a different community, how will
it affect my life and loved ones? How does a ‘white’ person effectively
serve in a cross-cultural setting without doing more damage than
helping? Come and hear from a 20 year, urban ministry veteran about
his perspective on following the call by crossing boundaries.
Bonus: As an added bonus, come and hear Samuel Liotti - a 12 year
old who is living and serving alongside his parents in cross cultural

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57:17 minutes (52.44 MB)

Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen: What the Urban Purpose Driven Church Looks Like (Part 1): UYWI 2008

It works in Orange County and suburban USA, but can it really work
in my hood? In this session we’ll break down what PD really is as
we look at the five New Testament principles of the early church.
You’ll also hear some of the story of Crossover Church in Tampa
and how they have exploded in growth the past five years as they’ve
implemented this Biblical structure.

67:04 minutes (61.41 MB)

Jeffrey DeLeon: When Consequences Are Not Enough (Helping Kids Make Right Choices): UYWI 2008

This is the title of the most recent book that Thomas Nelson is
publishing for author Jeffrey De Leon. This workshop will take a look
at one of the biggest challenges we face in youth ministry as we try
to help young people to make right choices when they don’t care
about the consequences anymore. What are we to do if the values,
the principles and the consequences are not enough to motivate our
kids to do the right thing?

57:41 minutes (52.82 MB)

Ginny Olsen: When Sugar & Spice Turns Toxic - Relational and Physical Aggression Among Girls: UYWI 2008

It used to be that girls would bully another girl by ignoring her or
writing names on her locker. Now, girls are using technology to
spread rumors via texting or FaceBook. Or they’re setting a
girl up and showing the fight on YouTube. We’ll look at the
characteristics of relational and physical aggression, how it’s
morphing and how to deal with it in your youth ministry.

47:46 minutes (43.73 MB)

Jill Rische: Wicca/Witchcraft/Goddess Worship: UYWI 2008

In ever growing numbers today, people are fascinated by the
kingdom of the occult. Wicca’s spells and magic circles, Witchcraft’s
charms and altars, the gods and goddesses of the pagan world--all
draw their power from Satan and the doctrine of the demons (1
Timothy 4:1), and it is a power aimed directly at our youth. The good
news is we have already won through the resurrection of Jesus
Christ our Lord! The workshop will explore the world of the occult
and provide powerful weapons against an ancient enemy.

54:07 minutes (49.55 MB)

Kazi Joshua: Would Jesus Vote in 2008?: UYWI 2008

The claims of faith are now common to both major candidates in the
two political parties. We will try to study the teachings of Jesus and
the major platforms of the leading candidates to try and have a more
authentic gospel point of view. Would Jesus vote in 2008? Maybe
not, since he would probably be undocumented.

56:35 minutes (51.81 MB)

Darrell Williams: Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: UYWI 2008

You have just taken over a youth ministry or need a fresh start and
may be asking questions like, Where do I begin? What is most
essential? How do I connect with new kids? This seminar will give
you a step by step process for mapping out your first two years. You
will: -Gain a blueprint for building your life and ministry -Learn the
“how to’s” of relational youth ministry -Engage core values for shaping
a ministry that fits your urban context.

60:34 minutes (55.45 MB)

Max Torres: Your Tool Belt To Successful Community-Based Youth Ministry: UYWI 2008

If the only tool in my tool box is a hammer, then everything looks
like a nail! A comprehensive Youth Ministry requires a multi-faceted
approach that reaches into many areas of the community to produce
healthy, balanced youth. Come evaluate your tool collection and
determine how to connect with other “contractors” to best develop a
well rounded young person.

56:48 minutes (52.01 MB)

Wendy Tarr: Affluenza!: UYWI 2008

Our addiction to money and consumption not only affects our
spiritual lives, but it also fuels the exploitation of people and the
planet. What does our purchases have to do with following Christ
and bringing the good news of Kingdom of God to the world? How
can we leave a radical legacy of simplicity in an age of greed,
consumption and waste? Come to be challenged on why we must
stand against the current culture for our own spiritual health and for
the creation of a more just and sustainable world.

79:53 minutes (73.14 MB)

Andrew Marin: Answering the Tough Questions On Sexual Identity: UYWI 2008

When a youth tells you they are dealing with same-sex attraction
and then asks you: “Do you think that my thoughts and feelings are
a sin? What if I do not act out on them? What if I do because I feel
like I am gay? Was I born this way? I believe I was born different
and I don’t want to change. The Bible says I’m an abomination and I
should be put to death. Why?” These are serious questions and can
effect the rest of a person’s life. This workshop will go through each
of those questions in how to productively answer them so as to
build a bridge for eternity.

65:32 minutes (59.99 MB)

Doug Fort: Are You Called to Ministry In The Streets: UYWI 2008

Are you really called to Street Ministry? We will be exploring
people in the bible that had specific calls to there life. This
discussion will help you figure out if you where called to minister
in the STREETS!

60:50 minutes (55.7 MB)

Micah Espinoza: Developing a Recording Studio With More Than Music In Mind: UYWI 2008

In this workshop you will learn the practical steps necessary to
developing a recording studio as well as explore the additional
opportunities that this creates for your ministry. You will walk
away with tools to get this project underway. We will look at things
like reaching un-churched youth who still want to do music from a
secular perspective and how to disciple them using the studio as an
open door into their lives. We will also explore further outreach and
money making opportunities to fuel your ministry.

50:37 minutes (46.34 MB)

Larry Acosta, Noel Castellanos, Jeremy Del Rio, Kara Powell & Lina Thompson: Deep Justice In A Broken World: UYWI 2008

When we look at the needs of our kids and cities, and we look at
God’s heart for righting wrongs with His mercy and grace, it’s pretty
clear that justice is on the top of God’s agenda for our ministries.
In this forum, you’ll have a chance to dialogue with several of the
writers and thinkers behind the highly acclaimed 2008 book, Deep
Justice in a Broken World, about how you and your ministry can
be even more involved in righting wrongs around you. From deep
theological issues to practical daily struggles, we’ll wrestle together
with tough questions until we pin down some answers that you can
use in your ministries back home.

60:55 minutes (55.77 MB)

Andrew Marin: Building Bridges Into The GLBT Community: UYWI 2008

This workshop first takes the listener through the broader mindset
of those within the GLBT community and their thought processes
towards God and Christianity. We will then work our way through
The Marin Foundation’s unique theory, practice and application on
how to effectively build a bridge from an evangelical perspective
with someone in the GLBT community.

67:01 minutes (61.35 MB)

Orlando Crespo: Being Latino in America - The Challenges and Opportunties U.S. Born Latino Youth Face: UYWI 2008

Language, bi-culturalism, race and generational differences are
just a few of the challenges Latino youth face in living productive
and Godly lives in a hostile America. This seminar will define what
it means to be “Latino Enough” in the United States so that young
Latinos can live out God’s purposes in their lives without anxiety,
fear or shame.

62:17 minutes (57.03 MB)

Julian Toriz: Design an Exciting Children's Service For Outreach Or Discipleship: UYWI 2008

Learn how to bring more excitement to the design of your children’s
service while meeting the needs of the children around you, whether
out in your community or within the four walls of your church.

62:38 minutes (57.35 MB)

Crissy Brooks: Creating Community Ownership Of Your After School Community Center: UYWI 2008

Does it feel like you are doing all the work? This session will look at
several strategies to identify the talents of community members and
engage them in developing a vision plan for the after school center.

53:16 minutes (48.77 MB)

Dan Hodge: Beyond Beats & Rhymes - The History & Societal Effect of Hip-Hop on American Society: UYWI 2008

Have you been wondering what this whole Hip Hop thing is really all
about? Do you feel that this Hip Hop thing is just too dang “evil” and
we should just leave it all alone? Well, then this is the class for you!
We will be discussing the historical and cultural attributes of Hip Hop
culture as it relates to ministry and the young people we serve. This
class is for anyone wanting to know a deeper and broader historical
perspective on Hip Hop and go beyond the saggin pants, long
necklaces, Escalades, confusing lyrics, and the “Bitch-Ho” industry
that has dominated the appearance of Hip Hop in this country. We
will be discussing the last 25 years of Hip Hop and discover its deep

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79:58 minutes (73.22 MB)

Gabe Veas: Beyond Stand and Deliver - Education and the Mexican-American Community: UYWI 2008

Historically, East LA has been a shining example of the challenges
and opportunities that take place in the Mexican-American
community. Taking its starting point from the well-known movie
Stand & Deliver, based upon the experiences of Garfield High
School teacher Jaime Escalante, this workshop will address what
the current state of affairs is in education. A discussion will also take
place which will provide strategies and hope for future.

58:46 minutes (53.8 MB)

Joe Harrison: Blue Sky To Blue Print: UYWI 2008

This workshop will help you to learn how to first, utilize their youth’s
talents and motivate them to take their creativity from their minds to
the stage. We will learn practical steps in
scriptwriting, and the presentation of the piece.

67:35 minutes (61.88 MB)

Deshonna Collier-Goobil: Christ Transforming Culture: UYWI 2008

Learn the theological backdrop of Christ’s ability to transform Hip
Hop culture and teach your young people how to raise the ethic in
their music culture. In today’s world Hip Hop, Goth, Rock, and other
forms of popular education dominate the thinking and subsequent
behavior of our youth. More often than not the church’s response
to this is to demonize popular culture and ridicule youth that
choose to participate in popular culture, failing to see the wonderful
evangelistic opportunities that our youth are placed in. The Hip Hop
culture/community specifically, lacks an ethic. This session will deal
with H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic model of “Christ Transforming

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55:40 minutes (50.97 MB)

Jeffrey DeLeon: Communicating Christ in The American Youth Culture: UYWI 2008

What is going on with this culture? What are some of the biggest
challenges we are facing and will continue to face as we try to
communicate Christ in a Post Modern Culture? Can we come
up with a few good ideas to help us communicate Christ in our
culture? This workshop will challenge us to reflect on the challenges
we face as youth pastors. We will also look at some
practical issues that will help us right away.

58:12 minutes (53.28 MB)

Larry Acosta: Core Competencies of the Next Generation Urban Leader: UYWI 2008

What is in your leadership toolbox? What are the micro-skills that
Next Generation Urban Leaders need? This learnshop will clarify
the core competencies that will distinguish effective city-changing
leaders from the rest of the pack.

53:11 minutes (48.7 MB)

Tommy Carrington: Creating An Exciting Youth Program That Kids Will Not Want to Miss: UYWI 2008

Many youth groups are “stuck-in-a-rut” of doing the same basic
youth ministry format week after week. This workshop will help you
develop an innovative, creative approach to youth ministry that will
help to excite your kids so they will look forward to attending youth
group every week.

55:44 minutes (51.02 MB)

Josh Chavez & Jonathan Decuir: Creating Relavent Worship Experiences for the Urban Church: UYWI 2008

Do you want to know why a certain approach to Praise and Worship
works or doesn’t work in your services? This workshop will introduce
the basic “do’s and don’ts” of worship, particularly for an urban
setting. You will learn what attitudes help or hinder the flow of
worship, as well as how to engage the congregation.

78:43 minutes (72.07 MB)

Marvin Daniels: DeFragmenting the Mind: UYWI 2008

When your computer is running slow it is usually due to file
misallocations. Therefore, you run the systems defragmentation
program so that the files that have been scattered can be relocated
and put back into order for maximum efficiency. Youth and children’s
Workers must also go through this process when energy has been
zapped, and focus has become cloudy. This seminar is designed to
refresh your thinking and to help you regain a new perspective of
yourself and ministry.

51:57 minutes (47.57 MB)

Lina Thompson: Developing An Extended Family For the Single Female: UYWI 2008

The gifts, grace and yes, the disappointments of being a single
female in ministry are real for so many of us. We play the role of
daughter, aunt, sister, pastor, leader, mentor and sometimes mom.
You are invited to join a conversation with other women about the
following questions in being a single in ministry:
• Where do I find support when I am busy caring for everyone else?
• Is this really what my life is going to be about?

76:27 minutes (69.99 MB)

Tracy Carter: Devloping A Dynamic Praise Team: UYWI 2008

If you are in the frontlines of youth ministry and face the challenges
of mentoring, discipling and leading youth in the midst of a sexually
indulged culture, then this workshop will address the concerns
we have in leading our youth through the process of purity. This
workshop will address building healthy friendships, dating/courting,
abstinence and relationship warning signs.

55:10 minutes (50.51 MB)

Matu Taylor: Discipline Is Not a Bad Word - Discovering The Purpose Of Spiritual Disciplines: UYWI 2008

Come to a place where you will love the word discipline. If you
personally need more of God in your ministry or if you want to see
your ministry team do more than clean up after events then do
your self a favor and explore the spiritual disciplines that still impact
lives in the 21st century.

56:56 minutes (52.13 MB)

Brad Fieldhouse, Mary Glenn & Ryan VerWys: Discovering God's Heart For Transforming Cities (Part 3): UYWI 2008

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city…pray to the Lord for
it, for if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7) This
workshop explores and examines how God leads His people to
focus their hearts on the welfare of their city and its transformation.
Deepen your understanding of Biblical principles for transformation,
develop a Kingdom Perspective for your city and discover some
practical next steps that can be immediately applied to your
personal context.

17:48 minutes (16.31 MB)

Forrest Turpin: Empowering Teachers: UYWI 2008

This workshop will highlight first amendment rights as well as rights
of Christians on Public school campuses. We will look at state
standards and curriculum frameworks that empower Christians
educators and students. You can do much more than you have been
led to believe. This workshop will help you to live out your faith in
legal and appropriate ways.

74:08 minutes (67.88 MB)

Michael Mata: Environmental Justice and the Call to Stewardship of the Earth: UYWI 2008

Did you know that we sin against God when we abuse the
environment? Rarely do we think of caring for nature as a sacred act
of loving God. Yet scripture extols our responsibility as caretakers of
God’s creation. Learn how we as Christians can honor God’s gift, in
our personal life and ministry, through daily actions of stewardship
that sustain and protect the integrity of all life.

79:58 minutes (73.22 MB)

Ginny Olsen: For Men Only" How Men Can Empower and Mentor Women as Leaders in Ministry: UYWI 2008

Men who are called to develop leaders often are challenged with
how to mentor and empower the women they work with in ministry.
In this practical seminar, we’ll discuss issues such as power
dynamics, appropriate physical and emotional boundaries, and
mutual respect.

47:13 minutes (43.23 MB)

Lenitia Fix: Friends and Neighbors - Ministering Holistrically to the Whole Family: UYWI 2008

85% of all of children in the inner city come from single parent
households. Many of these women were merely teenagers when
they gave birth to their first child. By the time they reach their midtwenties
it is not uncommon to witness this same Mom with several
children and multiple fathers, who statistically are minimally involved
in family life. Children are often bounced through relatives, day care
and friends merely for the family unit to survive. As urban workers
we are not the Savior, healer or bondage breaker, only Christ is.
Yet, relationship is a very powerful mechanism for change. This
workshop shows how to reach out and minister to the whole family,
children AND their parents.

64:48 minutes (59.34 MB)

Micah Espinoza: From Betterment to Development, Raising Young Leaders to Take Our Job (Part 2): UYWI 2008

Does it seem like you’re always in need of volunteers and you just
can’t seem to find them? Does it seem like the most you can hope
for is that your youth just don’t get in trouble? In this workshop
you will learn important principles that will help you become more
effective in moving youth from the sidelines to the front lines of
urban youth ministry. You will learn how to engage youth in the
process of building a stronger ministry and healthier communities.
You will develop a list of next steps to make a shift from betterment
to development.

5:21 minutes (4.9 MB)

Najuma Smith: From "Fellowship" To Leadership: UYWI 2008

Next level Leadership begins with Next level Follow-ship (Extreme
Obedience, Faithfulness and Character).

52:08 minutes (47.73 MB)

Andy Bales: Fundraising That Hits On All Eight Cylinders: UWYI 2008

One of the top three Fundraising professionals in Los Angeles as
named by the Association of Fundraising Professionals will lead a
discussion of a multifaceted and effective fundraising strategy for
your organization. Come and learn how to do the same and share
your ideas for fundraising with your peers.

75:35 minutes (69.2 MB)

UYWI,RELOAD 08-09,Core Values of a Youth Worker- Laying a Foundation for Ministry

This session will help you to find a foundational theology on which to build values for ministry that will help you stand strong

62:39 minutes (28.75 MB)

UYWI,RELOAD 08-09,Discipleship- An Effective Method of Mentoring Urban Youth

Come and learn from practitioners in the urban youth ministry field who will share stories of success

67:02 minutes (30.75 MB)

UYWI,RELOAD 08-09,Jump Starting Your Youth Ministry- Planning for Success

If you’re new to youth ministry, or if you’ve been in the game for awhile and need to sharpen your skills

71:09 minutes (32.64 MB)

UYWI,RELOAD 08-09,Rev Up Your Bible Teaching- How to Counter a Culture that Would Rather Watch TV than Listen to You

This session will focus on answering those questions and help the youth worker create learner-oriented environments

75:18 minutes (34.53 MB)

UYWI - RELOAD 08-09 - 2020 Vision For Schools: Transforming Public Education Within A Single Generation Of Students

Come explore how urban ministries can transform public education within a single generation of students

36:54 minutes (16.96 MB)