About Us:


The vision for Flavor Fest began to unfold in 1999 as our team saw the huge need of people asking for training and resources to better reach those influenced by urban/hip-hop culture. Crossover's ministry experienced an influx of calls, emails and visits of people from around the country. They began hearing about our ministry through Urban D.'s (Pastor Tommy) first national CD release, "The Missin' Element". The inside of the CD jacket had some pictures and information about our Hip-Hop Youth Ministry. We tried to accommodate all the requests, but that alone couldn't really teach them or answer all their questions. God began to birth the vision for Crossover to host a conference to focus on reaching the culture.

The first Flavor Fest was launched in November of 2000. Our mission statement is "To train, network and resource emerging leaders to impact hip-hop culture for Christ." The conference targets pastors, youth pastors, church planters, youth and church leaders, and artists. Flavor Fest has become one of the largest, well known events in the Christian Hip-Hop Community. Over 10,000 people have been a part of the event over the years. Several TV stations, newspapers, websites and magazines have done exclusive reports about the Fest. The INSP (Inspiration) Network sent their Steelroots crew to capture live footage for their TV Shows. Jaq Thomas, who does marketing for Steelroots, was quoted by The Tampa Tribune saying, "Tommy is a true pioneer in every sense of the word. He has set a standard, pushed it out there, and now the world is paying attention. Last year the show's producers spent $35,000 to film Flavor Fest. We're willing to spend that kind of money because it is an awesome conference. A lot of people are being changed by this ministry."

Steelroots also partnered with Crossover to produce two double disc DVD sets (vol. 1 & 2) along with a compilation CD to accompany it. All three of these projects were nationally distributed and sold thousands of copies each. Urban D. also hosted the TV Show "Flavor Fest Hip-Hop Series" on INSP and I-Life that ran for several seasons.

Crossover Church's purpose statement is to reach the Tampa Bay community and to also provide training, resources and guidance for other ministries reaching out to those influenced by Hip-Hop culture. Flavor Fest is a major launching pad for fulfilling the second part of our ministry's purpose.

We continue to hear incredible reports from ministries who have attended the conference and implemented things they've learned at the Fest. The diversity of these places ranges from New York City to Kentucky to Indian Reservations to overseas. It's been exciting to watch the movement grow as several churches around the country have now been planted with a similar focus as Crossover. Each year the conference has grown in numbers, organization, sponsorship, and solid training.

Flavor Fest 12 is our 12th annual conference. Many conferences and "ministry trends" never last that long. We're still here. The Fest is so much more than just another conference or a passing trend. For more than a decade many young, innovative leaders have been growing and maturing. Many have been saying "We Got Next..." We've been praying and planning about how the church could look and how it biblically should look. Many of us have now stepped into lead positions in our churches and ministries and it's a new day for the urban, multi-ethnic church as "Next is Now". But, how will we steward we have been given? What will change? What needs to stay the same? These are the things we'll discuss, dialog and wrestle with at Flavor Fest 12 as we ask God to equip us to LEAD by his spirit. We can't wait to see what he's going to do October 4th - 7th. We pray you can come and grow with us... and LEAD at FF 12 as "Next is Now!"



Thursday: 10/04/12


3:00pm Registration Opens
6:00pm - 7:00pm Campus Tours
7:30pm - 9:00pm Opening General Session w/ Jin
9:00pm – 10:00pm Campus Tours
10:00pm Campus Closes

Friday: 10/05/12


8:00am Registration Opens - Doors Open
9:00am - 9:30am Worship in Main Auditorium w/ Rawsrvnt & Band
9:30am - 10:15am Friday Morning General Session w/ Derwin Gray
10:15am - 10:30am Break Into Workshops
10:30am - 11:30am First Breakout Workshop Sessions
11:30am - 11:45am Break
11:45am - 12:45pm Second Breakout Workshop Sessions
1:00pm - 2:15pm Lunch (Conference Registrants ONLY)
2:30pm Friday Afternoon General Session w/ Scott Williams
3:30pm Campus Closes until Evening Concert
5:30pm Vendors Area Opens for Set-up
6:00pm Tickets go on SALE / Doors open for Concert
7:00pm Concert Begins
11:00pm Concert Ends / Vendors area closes
11:30pm Campus Closes

Saturday: 10/06/12


8:00am Registration Opens - Doors Open
9:00am - 9:30am Worship in Main Auditorium with Crossover's REMIX
9:30am - 10:15am Saturday General Session w/ Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen
10:15am - 10:30am Break Into Workshops
10:30am - 11:30am First Breakout Workshop Sessions
11:30am - 11:45am Break
11:45am - 12:45pm Second Breakout Workshop Sessions
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch (Conference Registrants ONLY)
2:15pm - 2:30pm Outreach Instructions
2:30pm - 5:00pm Outreach
5:30pm Vendors Area Opens for Set up
6:00pm Tickets go on SALE / Doors open for Concert
7:00pm Concert Begins
11:00pm Concert Ends / Vendors area closes
11:30pm Campus Closes

Sunday: 10/07/12


10:00am Crossover's First "Sunday Vibe" Service
11:45am Crossover's Second "Sunday Vibe" Service
7:00pm Crossover's Third "Sunday Night Vibe" service

All services will feature Crossover's "Remix" worship team, Flavor Fest Highlights and a message with Pastor Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen as we start our new series "LEAD – Next is Now!" looking at young leaders from the Bible.

All services have children's programing from infants up to 5th grade in our kidz wing.




General Session Speakers


Jin Au-Yeung (@iammcjin)
Jin is a Chinese American Hip-Hop artist, songwriter and actor. Growing up in Miami, Florida and later living in New York City and then Hong Kong. He was the first Asian MC to be signed to a major record label (Ruff Ryders). In 2008 he committed his life to Christ and was baptized. Since then he has released several projects in English and Cantonese representing his faith. Jin has also been heavily involved in acting in Hong Kong and has become a trend-setter in Asia's hip-hop scene.

Derwin Gray (@DerwinLGray)
Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Transformation Church was recognized as the 2nd fastest growing church by percentage in America for 2010 by Outreach magazine. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (93-97') and one year with the Carolina Panthers (98'). He is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary and the author of Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart. He's also recognized by many as the Evangelism Linebacker.

Scott Williams (@scottwilliams)
Scott Williams previously served as a key leader and Campus Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. Currently he serves at PeoplesChurch.tv, one of the fastest growing multi-ethnic churches in America. He is the Chief Solutions Officer for Nxt Level Solutions, a consulting company he founded to help businesses, non-profits and ministries with organizational growth. Scott is a speaker, strategist, consultant and a respected thought leader. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and has been featured in the Top 15 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter. He is the author of "Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week.

Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen (@urband813)
Tommy is the lead pastor at Crossover Church where he has served for nearly 17 years, with the first 6 years as the youth pastor. He is known for his innovation and pioneering in reaching urban culture. Under his leadership Crossover Church has become a model for many churches around the world. Tommy leads the "Urban Coaching Network" where he has coached more than 40 church planters. He has recorded 7 hip-hop albums and written 2 books (Un.orthodox and Next) and spoken and performed at over 1,000 venues across the U.S., Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Australia and the UK.

Church Planting Speakers


Mark Deymaz (@markdeymaz)
Mark DeYmaz is the founding pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where more than 30 nations, walk, work and worship God together as one. A recognized leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, he has written three books, "Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church" (Jossey-Bass/Leadership Network, 2007), "Ethnic Blends" (Zondervan/Leadership Network, 2010), and HUP: Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle? Each of these books have sound exegesis of Scripture, culture, and experience, how to overcome the obstacles of becoming a healthy multi-ethnic church.

Delia Harris (@RemixWorshipper)
Delia serves as the worship director at Crossover and oversees worship (REMIX) as well as the training of our youth Teen Remix team. Some of the artists include singers, musicians, DJ's, rappers, poets, artists and dancers. She has worked in the church for over 35 years and is a licensed minister with a B.M. in Sacred Music and a minor in Theology. Delia has ministered in many churches nationally and internationally and is an accomplished vocalist and percussionist. She has a strong conviction that God wants to use every facet of the arts for His honor and glory.

Leigh Piatt-Gonzalez (@leighpiattg)
Leigh is a classically trained musician and writer who attended the "Fame School." Leigh is currently president of Hope Center Arts, which is comprised of a Christian arts center, music label and academy, and she is also a lead pastor at Hope Center Tabernacle alongside her husband Mario. Leigh has a passion for the arts expressed through the Body of Christ, a commitment to the discipling of believers through her teaching ministry and is also the director of Sam Cintron's "Standing in Babylon" Theatrical Concert working together with Sam creatively on various projects.

Sam Cintron (@samcintron)
Sam Cintron is a prolific singer/songwriter and fine artist. Sam has written over 100 songs in English and Spanish including hits that are known internationally. Sam, an art dealer for 10 years prior to his entrance into full time ministry, represented several influential artists curating and organizing shows in the United States and abroad. Sam's new project "Standing in Babylon" brings to life his fine art and music on stage through a unique vehicle, the theatrical concert. Sam is currently Pastor of Worship Arts at Hope Center Tabernacle and Vice President of Hope Center Arts.

Lily Perlaza (@lilylorenzo)
Lily has been attending Crossover since she moved to Tampa in 2000, after graduating high school. Lily has worked in business settings and sales in Tampa. Prior to being on staff at Crossover, Lily worked for an international mortgage company and had a specialty of working with clients in their finances, home loan needs and foreclosure proceedings. She currently serves as the Finance Director and Flavor Fest director at Crossover Church.

John Harris (@revjohnharris)
John is currently the Director of the NEXT ministry and Director of Financial Peace University at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL. He was ordained in 2001, and served as the Development Director at Teen Challenge in New Haven, CT from 1998-2003. Three years ago John married his beautiful wife Delia and has a 26 year old daughter, Sarah.

Sori Lorenzo (@sorida11)
Sorida has been apart of the Crossover Family for several years. She even drove all the way from Orlando (over an hour away) for a season. She officially moved to Tampa a few years ago and has served in a variety of ways. Sorida serves on the Flavor Fest planning team and helps coordinate volunteers, outreaches and plan fundraisers. She also runs I.M. Events & Booking.

Megan Maze (@m3gg3rz)
Megan has been a member of Crossover since 2005, she is an active leader in the Movement Youth Ministry and has been apart of the Flavor Fest planning team since 2007. She also runs her own event planning and booking agency, I.M. Events & Booking with her business partner Sorida. She has a passion for reaching the Urban Culture and using her skills to organize events to help spread the gospel. Megan enjoys traveling, reading and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Leadership Speakers


Brady Goodwin Jr. aka Phanatik (@phanatik)
Brady Goodwin aka Phanatik is a two time Grammy Nominated Christian Rapper / Author who has spent almost two decades helping youth and young adults process the integration of Christian Faith and Urban Culture. Brady was a member of the pioneering Christian Rap Group "The Cross Movement". Today, you can still find Brady rapping, but also speaking and writing as he heads up The Urban Remix Project.

Jerome Vierling (@rootedjerome)
Jerome runs an organization called Soundsgood Ministries that focuses on "Building bridges between today's youth and the local church". He is a Hip-Hop artist that puts on outreach events that share the gospel and give CDs away to each kid present. Jerome has performed with Mercy ME, T-Bone, MURS, Othello and others. Jerome developed a discipleship movement to launch after concerts called "Get Rooted". This curriculum is being planted at churches across the nation. Jerome runs "Get Rooted" locally at his church with 220 teens and 50 leaders weekly.

Bobby "Tre9" Herring (@tre9online)
Bobby is a rap artist, record label owner, event planner and non-profit founder that has been successful in coordinating strategies to reach those influenced by hip-hop culture. Going from businessman to full time urban missionary he has placed his life in the hands of God and exercised his faith to create weekly Hip-Hop outreach services in poor communities. Bobby is also the co-owner of the Christian Hip-Hop website www.dasouth.com, but his primary focus is on reproducing disciples.

Lans Jones (@lansjones9)
Lans earned his B.A. in Education at USF in Tampa and after teaching for several years, he responded to God's calling him to vocational ministry by enrolling in seminary. He relocated to N.C. where he completed a Master's of Arts degree in Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Besides teaching in schools for nearly two decades, Lans has also taught several Bible Study Classes, facilitated fathering courses, and holds numerous certificates from nationally recognized fathering programs. Lans is now the small groups and discipleship pastor at Crossover where he uses his teaching expertise to organize and coordinate all of Crossover's Roots Groups as well as oversee the discipleship programs and ministries at the church.

UYWI/Youth Speakers


Larry Acosta (@UYWILarry)
Larry Acosta is the Founder and CEO of the Hispanic Ministry Center, Urban Youth Workers Institute and Co-founder of KIDWORKS along with his wife Jayme. Under Larry's leadership, UYWI has grown from a local, southern California ministry, to a national organization operating in key U.S. cities with a combined network of over 20,000 emerging ethnic leaders. Larry graduated from both Biola University and Talbot School of Theology and completed his doctorate in Leadership Development at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Milton Campbell (@MiltCampbell)
Milton Campbell was born in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Leadership from Luther Rice University. Milton has a heart for people and especially enjoys helping youths understand their unique purpose. He has spent the last 11 years working with students in various capacities. Eight of those years have been providing leadership to the Children and Student Ministries at Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Tameka Richardson (@antoniece)
Tameka has a Bachelor's Degree from University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. She is the area director for Pinellas County Urban Young Life. She has been involved with middle school and high school urban youth ministry in the Tampa Bay Area for 8 years through Young Life. Young Life is a non-profit Christian organization with a mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Young Life's vision is that every adolescent will have the opportunity to know Jesus Christ.

Benny "DJ Lopez" Lopez
Originally from Philly, PA, Benny and his wife Liz have been in Florida for over two decades as they both graduated from Southeastern University with a degree in education. Benny had been a public school teacher and FCA leader for many years. Lopez is also known for his DJ ability as he has produced close to a dozen albums and countless tracks. He also currently serves as the youth director at Crossover Church where he and a team lead "The Movement" every Thursday Night.

Crossover Speakers


Paul Ferrara (@paullypdog)
Paul aka PaullyP comes to Crossover with his wife Brandy and family from Boston, MA. Together they have over 20 years combined ministry experience with a major focus on Children's Ministry. He has attended Zion Bible College, Beacon University and Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Paul serves at Crossover Church as the Kidz Director as he and his team of 60 volunteers serve close to 200 children each Sunday.

Edward 'spec' Bayonet (@iamspec)
Edward 'Spec' Bayonet has been a committed leader/member of Crossover Church since 1998. He holds two degrees in Advertising & Graphic Design. Spec has designed art for some of Christian Hip-Hop's top names (The Cross Movement, Urban D., Thi'sl, J.R., Rawsrvnt, KB and more...) Currently Spec is a full time local high school teacher where he teaches Graphic Design to future generations. For more details on Spec and his art visit him online: iamspec.com

Brandon 'dash' Brinkley (@dashthedj)
Dash has been around Crossover since late 2004. Moving from St. Louis, Dash attended and graduated from Southeastern University in 2008 obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. In the summer of 2008, he completed his internship at Crossover and was later brought on staff as the Video Director. By mid-2010, Dash married the love of his life, Ileana and moved to Miami. He later became the Technical Director at Trinity Church. Dash is now back in Central Florida area and is the Co-Founder of ibcreative (www.ibcreative.co) alongside his wife Ileana.

Lucy Kyllonen (@lucyk813)
Lucy is the wife to the one and only Pastor Tommy aka Urban D. They have been in ministry at Crossover Church for over 16 years. In addition to speaking during weekend services, she leads C.H.O.S.E.N. Women's Ministry, is actively involved in leading women's small groups, teaching membership classes and assists in the organizational aspects of the ministry. Lucy has a M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southeastern University. She enjoys quality time with her family, reading and sleeping.

Artist Speakers


Michelle Bonilla (@MichelleBonilla)
Michelle has developed into a multifaceted artist, a gifted songwriter, singer, and national speaker. She has performed in the company of established artists such as Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, Nicole C. Mullen, Anointed, Out Of Eden, and Papa San. She has also been featured on Cross Movement's Grammy and Dove nominated album "Higher Definition." In 2006, her debut album "Phenomenal" was born. Michelle is excited about her sophomore album, "In Spite of Me", which she co-wrote with her husband and producer Lee Jerkins. The album fuses Urban Contemporary Christian music with Latin melodies.

D-Maub (@DMAUB)
Donny "D-MAUB" Harper is a nationally recognized Christian Hip-Hop artist running his own recording label, One Route Entertainment. In addition, he has participated in panel discussions and led workshops on music and ministry at various sites including SXSW 2011, Fearless Entertainment's "Talk and Grow" series and City Takers. He is active in his home church and received his minister's license in 2011. Donny delivers the Sunday morning message on occasion and has also conducted services at the City Gospel Mission while serving the homeless with his church.

K-Drama (@KDrama513)
K-Drama aka Regis Jones is a Christian Rap Artist/Producer on Cross Movement Records, who has released 6 albums. He strives to take Biblical principles and them applicable in today's times. K-Drama is known for his smile, his humor and his occasional random dancing. He is married to his sweetheart, Charde and has 3 great children. He is an active member of a new urban church plant "The Flow Church" in Cincinnati, OH.

Tera Carter (@tlc116)
Tera Carter serves as the VP of Reach Booking, an agency that provides booking and tour support for all the artists on its roster. While excited about seeing the Christian Hip-Hop genre grow in the touring industry, Tera is driven by maneuvering through this field from a Biblical context. Tera has been married to her husband Randy for 12 years and lives in Atlanta with their three children: Essence, Isaiah and Sadeja.

DJ Promote (@DJPromote)
Dj Promote hails from the great state of Texas. This versatile party DJ is ready to move the crowd with his unique mixing skills and over 10 years of DJ experience. Touring the globe, fusing hip-hop with a variety of genres, he brings with him a love for music and for the Lord: "I promote the things I love. I love God. I love music. I love to make stuff. So that's what you're gonna get when you listen to DJ Promote. Hopefully it will make you feel as free as I do."

DJ Wade-o (@wadeOradio)
DJ Wade-O is a New Jersey-based DJ, Radio Host/Producer and blogger who loves Jesus. He hosts a weekly podcast, The Wade-O Radio Show, that has been downloaded over a million times. Wade-o has interviewed the top names in Christian Hip-Hop on his show and touched on many tough topics on the program.

DJ Rhino (@DJRhino1287)
Someplace in rural Indiana a seed was sown in a teen when he saw a DJ rock a morning news show. That seed grew and now DJ Rhino has been DJing for over 15 years. He cut his teeth in the era of vinyl, cheap mixers, and cassette recorders. He has been part of hip hop crew in the 90's, released many mixtapes, and is currently a Table Turner DJ and part of the One Accord DJ Alliance. A husband, father, and the pastor of The Revolution in Gary, IN keeps his records spinnin'.



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GENERAL SESSIONS


THURSDAY NIGHT - GENERAL SESSION #1


Speaker Name:
Jin Au-Yeung (@iammcjin)

General Session Title:
Brand New Me...

Session Description:
Jin will be sharing his story of transformation of how he went from winning BET's freestyle Fridays to releasing an album with Ruff Ryders to being featured in the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious to eventually moving to Hong Kong and starting a relationship with Christ. He'll be sharing how he is now using his platform to share the gospel through music, acting, social media and more!

FRIDAY MORNING - GENERAL SESSION #2


Speaker Name:
Derwin Gray (@DerwinLGray)

General Session Title:
Vision - Transforming the Future in the Present

Session Description:
As a leader, what has God called you to bring into existence, that does not yet exist? How you answer that question changes everything! Are you ready to transform the future? You must live your vision in the present.

FRIDAY NIGHT - GENERAL SESSION #3


Speaker Name:
Scott Williams (@scottwilliams)

General Session Title:
Leading Through Diversity

Session Description:
Nearly 50 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We must face the sad fact that at the eleven o' clock hour on Sunday morning when we stand to sing, we stand in the most segregated hour in America..." Unfortunately Dr. King's quote still rings true in 2012. In this Session Scott Williams, Author of "Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week" will call on this generation of world changers to step-up, lead and change the complexion of Sunday Mornings. Its time to lead like Jesus, because Next Is Now!

SATURDAY MORNING - GENERAL SESSION #4


Speaker Name:
Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen (@urband813)

General Session Title:
We got Next... Next is Now!

Session Description:
For years many of us sat on the sidelines watching the game progress. We had fresh ideas, innovation and strategies of what we would do when we got to step on the court. That time has come. Many of us are now in lead positions in our churches and our ministries. How will we steward the responsibility God has given us? What will be different? What will be the same? How can we maximize our efforts to spread the gospel and stay biblically centered? In this general session Pastor Tommy will share many tough lessons he has learned as the lead pastor at Crossover as we also look at several young leaders from the scripture as their next became now.

CHURCH PLANTING WORKSHOPS


Friday Morning - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Mark Deymaz (@markdeymaz)

Workshop Title:
The Right Stuff: Leading Diverse Communities for the Sake of the Gospel

Workshop Description:
Tomorrow's leaders (and early adopters today) will view themselves as pastors of entire communities and not just of those who attend their services. They will lead churches that reflect the community and not just build bridges to it. They will understand the three essential components of community transformation and work them to bring real, redemptive, change to communities beyond mere rhetoric. In this workshop, come discover why you should and how you can be that kind of leader and build that kind of church today!

Friday Afternoon - October 5th


Speaker Name(s):
Delia Harris (@RemixWorshipper) / Leigh Piatt-Gonzalez (@leighpiattg) / Sam Cintron (@samcintron)

Workshop Title:
Be Strong, Be Bold, Be Holy!

Workshop Description:
"The Arts" steer the culture, and it's time for the worshippers of God to rise up and stand up. How do we harness the arts (music, dance, rap, spoken word, film, drama, etc.) and maximize it for God's glory? How do we stay creative while keeping the gospel at the center? We'll answer these questions and talk about "Character vs. Talent" and "What will it cost to take your ministry to the next level.

Saturday Morning - October 6th


Speaker Name(s):
Lily Perlaza (@lilylorenzo), John Harris (@revjohnharris)
I.M. Events (@IMEBinfo): Sori Lorenzo (@sorida11) and Megan Maze (@m3gg3rz)

Workshop Title:
The Urban Church can be excellent!

Workshop Description:
When you walk into Crossover you can see the huge facility, all the people and all the ministry happening... but how does it really go down? What are some of the systems behind the scenes that keep this move of God organized? Yes... God honors organization, planning and excellence! You'll hear from key leaders from Crossover as they talk about discipleship, stewardship, outreach and funding it all!

Saturday Afternoon - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen (@urband813) and Urban Coaching Network Panel (@urbcoachingnet)

Workshop Title:
Raising up the "Next" leaders in the Urban Church

Workshop Description:
Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen and a panel of urban church planters will chop it up about doing church and raising up leaders in the urban context. Tommy leads a coaching network (UCN) that now has over 40 alumni. He'll be joined by several of these pastors on a panel in this session. The panel will discuss leadership development, discipleship, church discipline and empowerment.

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS


Friday Morning - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Brady Goodwin Jr aka Phanatik (@phanatik)

Workshop Title:
Regeneration: Reaching Adults with Youth Ministry and Vice-Versa

Workshop Description:
As Hip Hop generation 1 grows to more leadership roles and positions the church is faced with a challenge and an opportunity to reach two generations that have gone largely un-evangelized by the traditional church. Come take a closer look at the dilemma and brainstorm possible solutions.

Friday Afternoon - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Jerome Vierling (@rootedjerome)

Workshop Title:
More than Music

Workshop Description:
Focusing on follow up and discipleship for the local church. An event is cool, but what is next? Christianity is more than Sunday's and big events. Musicians are more than concerts and more than music. It's our job to build the saints.

Saturday Morning - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Bobby "Tre9" Herring (@tre9online)

Workshop Title:
Building an army of Urban Missionaries

Workshop Description:
Learn practical strategies to multiply disciples in prisons, schools and communities where people are far from God. We'll also explore effective outreach events, mentorship programs, discipleship tools, and training resources that are reshaping Christian Mission work and providing a way for all believers to engage in ministry.

Saturday Afternoon - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Lans Jones (@lansjones9)

Workshop Title:
Small Groups, Deep Roots and Abundant Fruit

Workshop Description:
While the face of a church may be its pastors and leaders, the heart of it should be its small groups. Is it possible for small groups to bear big fruit? It should be, after all, this is the method for growth instituted and utilized by The Lord Himself. Small doesn't have to mean less. Come explore how God uses small groups to accomplish big things like authentic discipleship, community and service.

UYWI YOUTH WORKSHOPS


Friday Morning - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Benny "DJ Lopez" Lopez

Workshop Title:
3D Leadership

Workshop Description:
A holistic and balanced approach to youth ministry. This session will discuss how to avoid burnout, instability and ineffectiveness.

Friday Afternoon - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Milton Campbell (@MiltCampbell)

Workshop Title:
Building a Youth Ministry That Lasts

Workshop Description:
Youth Ministry is so much more than just getting students to show up. Once they come, what happens then? Spiritual development is, in part, a constant, ongoing, dynamic, and sometimes difficult interplay between three core spiritual components: awareness and awakening, connecting and belonging, and a way of life. This workshop will take a look at these spiritual components discovered from three years of Search Institute's research. It will also challenge you to see how each component can help build a youth ministry that is about developing kids spiritually and not having them just entertained.

Saturday Morning - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Larry Acosta (@UYWILarry)

Workshop Title:
Core Competencies of Next Gen. Urban Leaders

Workshop Description:
WHO ARE YOU and WHAT DO YOU NEED? You need a leadership download! What are some of the competencies you will need to maximize your calling? Learn practical skills and valuable tools for building your capacity as a leader.

Saturday Afternoon - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Tameka Richardson (@antoniece)

Workshop Title:
Youth Ministry, Relationships and the Gospel

Workshop Description:
This workshop will elevate your youth ministry with simple and practical ideas for the urban youth worker. Leaders will gain insight on the importance of building a holistic environment that will transform the lives of youth as they frequent their neighborhoods, homes, and schools. Learn best practices for taking your ministry to the next level by utilizing resources and team concepts that will help you engage youth in all areas of their lives.

CROSSOVER WORKSHOPS


Friday Morning - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Paul Ferrara (@paulypdog)

Workshop Title:
How to manage a successful Kid's Ministry in the Urban community

Workshop Description:
This intense, fun, interactive, hand on session will help you run a quality children's ministry in the urban community. Everything from start to finish! We'll dive into: How to start up a kids dept and keep it running. Fresh ideas for volunteer recruitment and starting up a volunteer central. How to delegate to your workers, how to manage your team with love, proper security techniques, sign in and out techniques, where you can find good teaching materials that are relevant and much more!

Friday Afternoon - October 5th


Speaker Name(s):
Edward 'spec' Bayonet (@iamspec) & Brandon 'dash' Brinkley (@dashthedj)

Workshop Title:
How We Do!

Workshop Description:
Learn how two of the most creative minds at Crossover utilize artistic gifts, talents and resources to create a long lasting impression to visitors and viewers from around the globe. We will focus on how we create and market/advertise a brand, working with a team and delivering/packaging it for masses. (Designers, Videographers, Directors, Nerds & Geeks are encouraged to come ;)

Saturday Morning - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Lucy Kyllonen (@lucyk813)

Workshop Title:
Thriving in Your Fishbowl

Workshop Description:
For women in ministry being real with others can be difficult. Why can't we open ourselves up to our church community and core of Christian friends and let them see behind the curtain? God doesn't need us to be perfect to serve. He wants us to serve in our messiness. Join Lucy as she discusses ways to leading healthy private lives as we live in the public eye.

Saturday Afternoon - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Lucy Kyllonen (@lucyk813) & Panel

Workshop Title:
Women in Ministry in the 21st Century

Workshop Description:
What has been the tug-of-war in your ministry experience? What have been some of the joys and challenges of being a woman in ministry? Depending on geography, generation, culture, race, martial status, etc. There are different elements that hinder or enhance you ministry experience. Join a panel of women who will facilitate an open discussion of what it means to be a woman and a leader in the urban culture.

ARTIST WORKSHOPS


Friday Morning - October 5th


Speaker Name:
Michelle Bonilla (@MichelleBonilla)

Workshop Title:
My Music, My Life, & The Industry

Workshop Description:
This one hour workshop focuses a light-hearted, slightly comedic version of my personal experiences first as a wife to RockSoul Production's CEO Lee Jerkins, with highlights concerning my successes, failures, and growth as a recording artist in this constantly changing Christian music industry. I will candidly share my testimony, the many joys and inevitable frustrations of working with your spouse. With great respect and admiration for God and all that He has done in my life, I will share the lessons I have learned in this 10 year journey which have impacted my walk with Christ, my relationship with my amazing husband, and my relationship to the music industry.

Friday Afternoon - October 5th


Speaker Name:
D-Maub (@DMAUB) & K-Drama (@KDrama513)

Workshop Title:
The Balancing Act

Workshop Description:
Balancing ministry with family and the challenges that come with striving to achieve a happy, healthy home and successful ministry. Come hear from two artists that went full-time in the past few years and have learned to trust, be proactive and keep things balanced at home in the midst of making music and traveling.

Saturday Morning - October 6th


Speaker Name:
Tera Carter (@tlc116)

Workshop Title:
The Foundation

Workshop Description:
This workshop will cover the foundational aspects of putting together a tour. The areas covered will be budgeting, routing, marketing and tour branding.

Saturday Afternoon - October 6th


Speaker Name:
DJ Promote (@DJPromote), DJ Wade-o (@wadeOradio) and DJ Rhino (@DJRhino1287)

Workshop Title:
In the Beginning

Workshop Description:
In beginning was the DJ, setting the table for what would become known as hip-hop and a crucial part of all urban music. The DJ is now on the cutting edge of culture, impacting society beyond the turntables. In this interactive workshop we will chop it up with influential DJs on how the art of djing can be used for record impact on the mission field, in the church, in the streets, on the internet and even main stage. There is something for you in this workshop whether you are a pastor, artist, seasoned DJ, or a fan of the culture.






LISTENING SESSION


Exodus Movement
6 Ways to Survive the Trap



Daddy Abe - From Alpha To Omega

SPOTLIGHT VIDEO

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