Reload: An Urban Youth Worker
Chicago-area churches, para-churches and North Park University work with Urban Youth Worker Institute to bring the training to Chicago, hosted by North Park University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies and youth workers from Chicagoland.
When: April 10, 2010 from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Where: North Park University, 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Gymnasium is located on the corner of Foster and Kedzie.
Parking: Free parking in the North Park lots on Kedzie Ave.
No parking pass needed on weekends.
Cost for Booth: $100
This is a non-refundable fee to cover the costs of labor, equipment and registration.
What you will receive: One 6’ table and two chairs located inside the gymnasium, and registration to event. You will need to bring your own table coverings.
7:45 am: Booth setup can begin. (Need to be set up by 8:15.)
8:15am: Registration / Breakfast & Networking
9:00 am: Opening Session / Welcome & Worship
10:30-11:30 am: Elective Workshops 1
11:40 am - 12:20 pm: Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Elective Workshops 2
1:40 - 2:40 pm: Elective Workshops 3
2:50 - 3:30pm: General Session / Worship & Speaker Challenge
Reload’s attendance has grown from 300 attendees in its first year (2005) to over 500 attendees in 2008. Reload has been expanded from a one-day to two-day training experience for 2010, with 400 to 500 attendees expected at Chicago’s Reload on April 10, 2010.
Attendees come from Chicagoland, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Missouri
Attendees are Full-time urban youth pastors, Bi-vocational youth workers, Volunteers, Faith-based and secular nonprofits, Lay leaders, Social workers, Teachers, Community development advocates and Parents
26% - 18-24 years of age, 45% - 25 – 34 years of age, 18% - 35 – 45 years of age, 10% - 46+ years of age
40% - Up to 2 years, 30% - 2-5 years, 30% - 10+ years.
Reload’s vision is to reach God’s multi-ethnic Kingdom. Participants are African-American, Filipino, Puerto Rican, Caucasian, Bi-Racial, Samoan, Korean, Chinese, Mexican
Attendees come from both large and small church and para-church ministries, as well as secular and faith-based nonprofit organizations
Participants represent various denominations, including: ELCA, COGIC, Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Assemblies of God, Evangelical Free Church, Evangelical Covenant Church, Salvation Army, Non-denominational, Apostolic, United Methodist, PCUSA, Catholic
Contact Alison Burkhardt by email or by phone at (773) 244-5207 with questions.
When & Where
Center for Youth Ministry Studies
CYMS serves Christian leaders who are dedicated to holistically ministering to adolescents. We build dialogical partnerships, provide training opportunities, develop resources, and participate in networks that advocate for the development of youth and the systems that impact them.