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Chicago Reload Workshops

Stay tuned for workshop announcements on February 27.

Reload Chicago 2015 Call for Workshop Proposals

Reload 2015 is taking a slightly different approach to training from previous conference years. The theme—Expose, Educate, Engage—will drive our training and schedule for the day. There will be two 90 minute workshop time slots, followed by regional or ministry team-specific workshopping time to seek God's wisdom and develop plans for implementation in your communities.

The Chicago Reload community overwhelmingly indicated a desire of training around the issues of helping expose teens to issues in their world, educating them on these needs, and assisting them in engaging in these needs. Four to six workshops will be selected from submissions that meet the training needs indicated below, and also display the diversity of the Chicago Reload community.

Proposals should be submitted via the online form, indicating which of the following tracks the workshop meets. (Workshops not fulfilling the indicated needs may or may not be considered for 2015.) Workshop time slots will be 90 minutes, with two workshop time slots available in the day.

  • Track One: Designed for youth pastors, youth directors, and staff members who are the leadership in their youth ministries; a two-part workshop format (part one and part two) that deeply engages the theology, philosophy, and practical implementation of "expose, educate, engage" for their youth ministry programs. This track is designed so that only those who attend part one can attend part two.
  • Track Two: Designed for volunteer staff who are in leadership positions; workshop(s) should connect the dots between the tasks of youth ministry teams (e.g. discipleship/mentoring, relational ministry) and specific areas of "expose, educate, engage." These should be developed in one 90-minute workshop format.
  • Track Three: Designed for those new to youth ministry; workshops should teach youth workers how to incorporate the basics of "expose, educate, and engage" in their leadership and ministry. These should be developed in one 90-minute workshop format.
  • Track Four: Designed for teenagers; a two-part workshop format that focuses on developing leadership in the area of "expose, educate, engage," with elements of activism/community engagement. This track is designed so that only those who attend part one can attend part two.

Workshop proposals are due by Friday, February 20, at midnight, with selections made by February 28.

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