Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 
Matthew 28:19 (NLT)

What is the Discipleship Toolkit

Dr. Larry Acosta, CEO of Urban Youth Workers Institute talks about the importance of engaging this young, urban generation in life-changing discipleship, and how UYWI wants to help you, the Urban Youth Worker, to reach more youth with the transformational message of the Gospel.

Imagine the impact of 75,000 youth across this country leading radically changed lives because of the Gospel!



The Discipleship Toolkit (DKit) is a series of videos designed for youth workers to share with youth to spark spiritual conversations. The videos are grouped into Six "Stories" that start with Creation and take youth on a growth journey all the way through Apologetics. Each story consists of 1 primer/overview video and 6 "Conversation" topic videos, as well as a leader's guide and student handout.

The UYWI DKit provides a structured way to present the GOSPEL to youth and provides ongoing discussions and teaching to disciple and mentor them through their initial growth as a new believer.

42 videos, 6 leader guides (see sample), 36 student handouts (see sample), all available exclusively through the DKit website and the UYWI Mobile App.

The DKit also provides a simple way for you to track the growth of your youth over time in 5 key areas: Spiritual, Self, Family, Community and Education.

Here's what you'll get in the DKit:

In The Beginning

An introduction to the idea of creation and why it matters.

Our Saving Faith

A primer on the gospel message contextualized to an urban youth audience.
  • Our Dignity
  • Our Direct Relationship
  • Our Depravity
  • Our Debt
  • The Discharge Of Our Debt
  • Our Dignity Restored

The Basics of Our Faith

The very basics of our faith, put into plain language for our youth.
  • What is the Bible?
  • Who is God the Father?
  • Who is God the Son?
  • Who is God the Holy Spirit?
  • What is Salvation?
  • What is the Church?

Growing In The Faith

A more in depth look at what it means to follow Christ.
  • How to Study the Bible
  • The Great Commission
  • Following Christ, pt 1
  • Following Christ, pt 2
  • Following Christ, pt 3
  • Following Christ, pt 4

Living Out Our Faith

Putting what we've learned into practice while living out our faith in the hood.
  • How to Pray
  • How to Fast
  • How to Evangelize
  • Facing Addictions (Identifying Repentance)
  • Facing Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs and Sexual Sins)
  • Facing Addictions (Emotional: Anger, Depression and Suicide)

Defending Our Faith

Instructing our youth how to, in love, defend our faith, while expressing God's love toward those who oppose us.
  • Urban Apologetics
  • Answering Islam
  • Answering Roman Catholicism
  • Answering Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Answering Mormonism
  • Answering the LGBT Community


Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Discipleship Toolkit is made available to you free of charge. All we ask is that you sign our Discipleship Challenge Covenant and commit to using the DKit to disciple a small group of youth for ONE YEAR.

Throughout the year we will ask you to provide us with updates on your progress and also share stories of your journey. Each month, we will send you a friendly email reminder to provide updates and we'll include additional resources to help you in your discipleship journey.

You can share these videos one-on-one or in a group setting. You can watch the videos in any order, but we recommend that even if you are using this in your church youth group with a group of believers, you start with Story #1 "In the Beginning". We guarantee there will be plenty of rich conversation and engagement for everyone, no matter what their level of spiritual maturity.

Sign up to get your Discipleship Toolkit now!


You are only a few steps away…

Step 1. Register on this website

Click the JOIN THE MOVEMENT button to start the registration process. This will give you access to all of the videos, curriculum and group tracking of the Discipleship Toolkit.

Step 2. Sign the Discipleship Challenge Covenant

We are committed to engaging 75K urban youth in life-changing discipleship by 2020. As a youth worker, we know you play a pivotal role so we are asking for your official commitment. Signing this COVENANT is your pledge to JOIN THE MOVEMENT and align with us in purpose, action and commitment.

Step 3. Get your Unlock Code for the UYWI Mobile App Access

Once you've signed the Covenant, you will be presented with a DKit Unlock Code. This code will allow you to gain access to the DKit via our UYWI Mobile App 1.0 so you will always have the DKit with you! Don't worry, if you forget your code, just come back to this site and get it from your profile.

Step 4. Start Your Discipleship Journey

You are now ready to start using the Discipleship Toolkit.

Monthly Updates

Once a month you will receive an email reminder to update us on your progress. Simply follow the instructions to keep us up to date on your Journey!


We are a national non-profit organization that trains & resources urban youth workers to effectively evangelize and disciple youth in at-risk zip codes throughout the US. Don't just take our word for it. See what youth workers have to say.


We exist to power the urban youth worker so that urban youth have the leaders and role models they need to live transformed lives by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


To engage 75,000 urban youth in life-changing discipleship with local youth workers by 2020.