RELOAD offers keys to new generation of leadership

Pastors, youth workers--anyone interested building a new generation of church leaders in today's multicultural society--is invited to RELOAD Fresno October 11 at Fresno Pacific University.

The day of activities will feature workshops, worship, speakers and performers. The event is part of Urban Youth Workers Institute and local sponsors are FPU, Fresno Area Youth Coalition (FAYC), West Fresno Ministerial Alliance (WFMA), Network: Central Valley Youth Ministries and MB Biblical Seminary.

Speakers include Alexia Salvatierra, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), and Anthony Flynn, Urban Youth Workers Institute. The featured trainer / performer will be Jason Petty "Propaganda." "Unleash the Revival" will lead worship.


2020 Vision for Schools: Transforming Public Education Within A Single Generation Of Students

Explore how urban ministries can transform public education within a single generation of students by activating congregations, adopting schools and becoming answers to prayer.

Discipleship: An Effective Method of Mentoring Urban Youth

Discipleship is a form of mentoring that can transform the relationships you have with your youth and subsequently transform their relationship with Jesus. Practitioners share successes and give practical guidelines.

Rev Up Your Bible Teaching: How to Counter a Culture that Would Rather Watch TV than Listen to You

How should Bible teaching deal with the issues of violence, blended families or divorce. This session will help the youth worker make the Bible make sense in the world of urban youth.

Girls & Boys: Adjusting Your Ministry to Be More Gender-Sensitive in an Urban Environment

Girls and boys are wired differently, yet we don't often adjust our ministry to be gender sensitive. This workshop provides a guide for some of the issues girls and boys face.

Jump Starting Your Youth Ministry: Planning for Success

Whether you're new to youth ministry or been in the game awhile, you'll get ways to build a relational ministry, insights for organizing a program that responds and the urgency to get home and call your youth!

Core Values of a Youth Worker: Laying a Foundation for Ministry

You've heard it said that "Values are caught, not taught." This session will help you find a theology on which to build ministry values to help you stand strong against the tests and adversities of life.

There is also a teen leadership track for high school students only. The theme is "Leading from Within: Moving from Spectator to Player."

Additional workshops will be on teens in crisis, fundraising, neighborhood youth ministry and using your art to serve Jesus.


8:00 a.m. Registration, breakfast, networking
9:00-9:50 a.m. Welcome, worship, speaker challenge
10:00-11:10 a.m. Elective workshops 1
11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Elective workshops 2
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Giveaways, worship, speaker challenge, corporate prayer

Admission: $20 pre-registration $25 at the door. For more information, go to or contact Charity Brown ( or 559-453-2236) or Tim Neufeld ( or 559-453-2093).