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It’s hard
leading alone.

Don’t get used to it.

Join DVULI & UYWI at FlavorFest, as they lead the Youth Leadership Track. Come learn how to develop urban youth leaders and connect with local leaders around you.

FlavorFest summits are a one-day training event in select cities with general sessions and workshops to empower urban leaders with resources, innovation, networking, and community. Lunch is provided with registration.

The evening includes a Christian Hip-Hop Concert that is also open to the general public.

This event is geared towards church leaders (Pastors, Church Planters, Youth Pastors, Youth Workers, Church staff, and lay leaders), non-profit leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs.


May 18, 2024

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Elohim Christian Church
87-47 111th St., Queens, NY 11418
*In-Partnership with FlavorFest



June 1, 2024

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Chapel of Change
6701 Alondra Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723
*In-Partnership with FlavorFest


June 29, 2024

Crossover Bible Fellowship
12332 Perry Rd. #5035, Houston, TX 77070
*In-Partnership with FlavorFest


July 27, 2024

*In-Partnership with FlavorFest

*Cities in-partnership with FlavorFest have a registration fee.

Workshop Offerings


City-Specific Workshop Topics

taught by various leaders
Each city has specific needs, and to make each stop unique, we are bringing in leaders to speak about your city’s concerns. This is a collaborative conversation to set goals, create plans, and develop systems for change. Guest speakers are announced a couple of weeks before the event.


  • Los Angeles // The Power of Influence and Agency

(Presenter Tommy Nixon)

Leadership is about influence, and no matter who you are, you can influence the space you occupy and be the leader God created you to be. Come and learn the core elements of leadership to help you fully embrace the life God has for you. From billion-dollar companies to household families, these principles will set you on the path to greater impact in any space.


  • NY, LA, Chicago, Houston // Urban Resilience: How to Help Teens Handle Depression

(Presenters: Will Cumby in NY, LA & Chicago and Vanessa Cruz in Houston)

This workshop is for anyone looking for support and suggestions when it comes to navigating depression or helping those who already are. Pulling from years of experience and training, we plan to boil it down to some practical and easy techniques to utilize when talking with teens who are navigating depression.


  • NY, Chicago, Houston // Holistic Discipleship: How to Create a Holistic Approach to Discipleship

(Presenters: Kevin Lapierre in NY, Jonathan Banks in Chicago, and Sean Nelson in Houston)

The focus of this workshop is cultivating a holistic approach to youth discipleship. This session invites participants to explore comprehensive strategies that extend beyond traditional methods, emphasizing the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and the importance of rest in youth. We will guide you through interactive discussions, practical examples, and provide a framework that creates meaningful connections with youth and their faith all year round. Join us for a learning experience that goes beyond the surface, equipping you to make a lasting impact on the lives of the next generation.




  • TBD

*Schedule for FlavorFest events will be different. Please visit their webpage for exact details.

Powered by a collaboration between UYWI and DVULIFuel Networks is here to encourage and empower leaders to build networks and invoke a holistic Gospel-centered approach to improving their local communities.