Register Now for God in the City 2023 on April 29, 2023 – You don’t want to miss this!

You’re invited to join us on April 29, 2023 for a conference designed especially for you and others serving youth in the urban context. Our God in the City Youth Ministry Leaders 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 workshops like Youth Ministry 101, Music and Media as Vocation, Their Turf, Their Terms, and more. Come network with others serving youth in the urban context, and celebrate how God is already at work in the city.

Rapzilla will be back hosting the second annual 16-Bar Challenge. Last, but certainly not least, we’ll close out with a citywide youth rally, including performances by special guests (both far and near) you won’t want to miss.



  • 8:30 am – Doors Open (Breakfast)
  • 9:30 am – General Plenary
  • 10:45 am – Workshops & Pastor’s Gathering
  • 12:15 pm – General Plenary
    • Worship
  • 12:45 pm – (Lunch)
  • 1:45 pm – Workshops
  • 3:15pm – Transition to Intermission

Youth Rally

  • 6:00 pm – 16-Bar Hip Hop Challenge hosted by Rapzilla
  • 7:15 pm – Youth Rally (5 mins)
    • Sets by: 16-Bar Hip Hop Challenge Winner Opening, Jawn 3:16 (Philly Set), Jxhn Pvul, Vianca “The Grace”, Loso
  • 9:05 pm – Closing and Raffle

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.