Register Now for God in the City 2024 on June 1st, 2024 – You don’t want to miss this!

Esperanza Youth Leadership Institute is a collaborative leadership development organization that inspires vision, provides educational opportunities at the grassroots and degree level, and develops resources for those that work with urban youth and beyond.

On June 1st, 2024, EYLI will be hosting our 3rd annual God in the City Conference designed especially for you and others serving and inspiring youth in the urban context. Our God in the City Conference will inspire and equip urban youth ministers with the resources to effectively reach youth in the urban context and to appreciate the beauty of the city; a place filled with abundance and hope, where God is already at work!

Participate in enrichening workshops, network with others serving and inspiring youth in the urban context and celebrate how God is already at work in the city. Rapzilla will be back hosting the third annual 16-Bar Challenge. Last, but certainly not least, we’ll close out with a citywide youth afterparty. The wait is over!

God in the City
Connecting with God in the Urban Context, A 30-Day Devotional for Youth and Young Adults

In a user-friendly format, the Esperanza Youth Leadership Institute (EYLI) has created a practical format for youth and young adults to practice one or more spiritual disciplines. God in the City is a devotional and a journal for city folk. One of the aims of this tool is for the reader, observer, and writer to see and appreciate God through the beauty of the city. EYLI believes that God can be seen, and His presence can be sensed, through some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods as well as its people. They designed this resource less as a narrative or written short story as most devotionals are designed, and more as a pictorial prompt, in order to encourage those who are more visual to discern the presence of God in a more artistic way. Using less common Bible passages, its references, and a positive lens of the city, this will be a spiritual resource for years to come.