Friday, May 13, 2005

UYWI - speaker schedule

If you're in LA next week, check out the Urban Youth Workers Institute.

Elective: What Would Jay-Z Do? Engaging the Culture Friday, May 20, 2005, Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

In the last thirty years hip hop has revolutionized pop culture while evangelical Christianity has created an insular subculture. How have self-proclaimed "controversies" like Eminem and "hard-knock" lifers like Jay-Z sold millions of records to suburban kids all across America? Fundamentally, it's because Jay-Z and his counterparts have become better fishers of men than we are. They identify with kids' pain and address their needs in language they understand and in a forum they frequent. The question for the Church is no longer whether to engage, but how to do so effectively.

General Session: A Place of Hope Friday, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Elective: Taking Your Ministry from Irrelevant to Revolutionary Saturday, May 21, 2005, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM We serve a generation desperate for authenticity, desperate to move beyond the rhetoric of cliché Christianity to something meaningful, transformative, and real. Christ's model of revolutionary ministry was to concentrate His activity in a small number of authentic relationships. By modern standards, the immediate results of that strategy were mediocre at best and a failure at worst. Yet His influence over twelve disciples split history in two and changed the world forever. How did He do it? Are His methods applicable today?


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