General Information

We will have sports and recreational activities starting at 2pm during registration period on Sunday, July 15th. Evening service will begin at 7pm. The ending service is at 9am Thursday, July 19th with everyone completely off campus by Noon. Please plan accordingly.


Time: July 15-19, 2018 (Sunday-Thursday)

Place: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Transportation: If traveling by air, you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport.

Housing: Registrants will be housed on campus.

For Questions contact:
General questions to hlub@hmongdistrict.org
Registration questions to hlub_reg@hmongdistrict.org
Phone: 720-441-3652

Early Registration:
$325 (DEADLINE 4/14/18)

Regular Registration:
$360 (DEADLINE 6/9/18)

Walk-in:
$400 (Includes all registration types excluding chaperones)

Chaperones:
Must be 21 years and older. Each group must have at least 1 chaperone with ratio of 1 chaperone per 10 gender specific students.
$300 (DEADLINE 6/9/18)

Internationals, PK/MK, and special needs provider:
$285 (DEADLINE 6/9/18)

3 or More Sibling:
$285 (DEADLINE 6/9/18)

Main Speakers

Jacob Yang
Kansas City, MO

SAM HEU
Denver, CO

Joey Kue
Warren, MI

Teng Xiong
St. Paul, MN

McYOUNG Yang
ST. BONIFACIUS, MN

Billy Vang
Hickory, NC

Schedule

Sunday, July 15th

10am - 5pm Registration
2pm - 5pm Activities Open
5pm - 6:45pm Dinner
7pm - 9pm Service
9pm - 11pm Free Time
12pm Lights Out

Monday, July 16th

7am - 8am Breakfast
8am - 9am Morning Service
9:15am - 10:15am Workshop 1
10:30am - 11:30am Workshop 2
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch - A
12:15pm - 1pm Lunch - B
1:15pm - 2:15pm Small Group
2:15pm - 5pm Free Time / Activities
5pm - 5:45pm Dinner - A
5:45pm - 6:45pm Dinner - B
7pm - 9pm Night Service
9pm - 11pm Free Time
12pm Lights Out

Tuesday, July 17th

7am - 8am Breakfast
8am - 9am Morning Service
9:15am - 10:15am Workshop 1
10:30am - 11:30am Workshop 2
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch - A
12:15pm - 1pm Lunch - B
1:15pm - 2:15pm Small Group
2:15pm - 5pm Free Time / Activities
5pm - 5:45pm Dinner - A
5:45pm - 6:45pm Dinner - B
7pm - 9pm Night Service
9pm - 11pm Free Time
12pm Lights Out

Wednesday, July 18th

7am - 8am Breakfast
8am - 9am Morning Service
9:15am - 10:15am Workshop 1
10:30am - 11:30am Workshop 2
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch - A
12:15pm - 1pm Lunch - B
1:15pm - 2:15pm Small Group
2:15pm - 5pm Free Time / Activities
5pm - 5:45pm Dinner - A
5:45pm - 6:45pm Dinner - B
7pm - 9pm Night Service
9pm - 11pm Free Time
12pm Lights Out

Thursday, July 19th

8am - 9am Breakfast
9am - 10am Worship Service
12pm Everybody Off Campus!

Workshop Speakers

Jeffrey Her

Jeffrey Her has been married to his beautiful wife Heaven for one year. He is currently serving as the Assistant Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church in Kansas City, KS. Before entering this position, he was overseeing Single Adult Ministries at Hmong Hope Church in Indianapolis, IN for two years. He is passionate about building intentional discipleship relationships to serve, equip, and train the church of Christ for His glory. He enjoys cutting men's hair, playing sports, and will not shy away from playing PC games with his youth boys.


Why Jesus is the Only Way

It seems ever more present that the world and culture at large tells us that it is okay to have multiple ways we can do anything and almost everything in life. There are multiple ways a person can dress, many ways to style one's hair, different career paths one can take, and a multitude of religions that answer the same question in a different way. How do young believers begin to navigate in a world that saturates us with options? Do these other religions really answer the question and provide a solution to the problem facing humanity like Christ? Therefore, we will look at why Jesus is the only way and how these other religions fall short of answering those questions.

Jacob Yang

Jacob is married to his lovely wife Kang. They have 6 children - Joy, Eden, Matthias, Julia, Anna, and Micah. Currently, Jacob serves as the assistant for Youth Ministry in the Hmong District. Previously, he served for 15 years in church ministry at Hmong American Alliance Church (MN) in the areas of youth ministry and music. Jacob is presently pursuing a doctoral degree in Theology and Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is passionate about his family, theology and doctrine, making disciples, music, and his collection of "childhood" toys including Hotwheels Ferraris and GI Joes.


Why is a Christian worldview so critical?

Everyone has a worldview whether they know it or not. This means that everyone views the world with a certain set of beliefs that they hold to be true. In turn, these beliefs greatly impact the way that we think and live. What kind of worldview do you have? Is your worldview consistently Christian, or is the way you view the world shaped more by culture and society? This workshop analyzes the dominant worldviews of our society and will help you to grasp the foundations of a Christian worldview. Ultimately, this workshop will help you to understand how you can honor God through the way you think and live.

Tou Her

Pastor Tou G. Her has been married to his wife, Susie, for five years. God has blessed them with two boys, Jude (3) and Levi (1). Tou is currently pursing his Master of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of Multnomah Bible College with degrees in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies. Tou has been serving in youth ministry for nearly a decade on staff and as a volunteer in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. There is nothing that he desires more than to see people come to faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. He and his family currently reside in Beaverton, Oregon. One of the things that he enjoys the most is going on walks with his wife and sons.


How Can I know the Bible is True?

Christians believe that the Bible is not just any ordinary book, but is the inspired (God-breathed), inerrant (error free), and infallible (unfailing) Word of God. But if you’re a Christian and someone were to as you “why do you trust the bible?” What would you say? How would you begin to explain to someone who doesn’t believe in the bible that it is trustworthy? My prayer is that through this workshop, you’ll be able to give an answer to these questions and give reason for your confidence in the truthfulness of Scripture.

Nchaiv Teeb Xiong

Rev. Nchaiv Teeb Xyooj is currently the senior pastor for Calvary Alliance Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is married to Kangza Xiong and they have three boys. He strives to preach expositionally, verse by verse every Sunday, and has just finished preaching through the Gospel of John. In his spare time he fishes, plays Minecraft with his sons, and dreams of a green lawn.


Marks of a faithful ministry

Today when people put the word Ministry on any activity then it becomes a legitimate Christian event or program. Such as Golfing Ministry, Hiking ministry, Camping ministry, etc.. But is that really true? Can you just call anything a ministry and make it so? In this session we will find what a ministry really is, what is require of a real legitimate ministry and what a ministry must have to remain faithful to it’s calling.

Billy Vang

Billy is currently serving as the Senior Pastor at First Hmong Alliance Church in Hickory, North Carolina. He is happily married to Paploua. The Lord has blessed them with a son, Owen Muajhmoo, and one more on the way. On their spare time, they enjoy walking through nature, sightseeing and traveling. As servants for Christ, they value discipleship. They delight and take joy in investing into the lives of today’s people in order to prepare them to be leaders for tomorrow. Billy also has interests in historical and systematic theology. He finds himself studying history and theology proper more often than any other subject in the ministry. He has a passion to explain to others why history matters and why systematic theology is important. Billy is a graduate of California State University Fresno. In addition, he completed an advanced degree from A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary, Simpson University. He is currently refining his understanding of Scripture, as he continues studying in a postgraduate program at Biola University, Talbot School of Theology.


Figuring out what God desires for my life - Career, relationships, and purpose

Have you considered the question “What is God’s will and desire for me?” In this seminar, we will explore together the ideas and concepts about career, relationships and purpose as revealed in Scripture. In these specific areas, we will attempt to uncover God’s revealed will and his decretive will. I personally invite you to join us as we examine together His Truth!

Sam Heu
No other Gospel. Confronting "other" Gospels

Sam is passionate about our youth and longs to see the day when biblical young men and women take up the mantel of leadership within the Hmong District to grow biblically healthy, Gospel-centered, Christ-honoring churches that would impact the world for God's glory.

Lou Her

Lou is married to his amazing wife, Jennifer, and just celebrated their first child, Ava's 1st birthday this summer. Lou is a Toccoa Falls College alumnus and is currently serving as the youth pastor for First Hmong C&MA Church located in Kansas City, Kansas. Lou enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and is an avid Lakers fan.


How to Study the Bible

Do you find studying the Bible difficult? One of the biggest problem with many people in Bible study is not having a proper method. This results in a random reading of God’s words and often times, no clear understanding. Having a planned approach to Bible study is crucial to spiritual growth. Join the conversation and learn how to study the Bible with five essential steps for understanding God’s words. This workshop will be beneficial for both new and experienced readers desiring more knowledge for faithful Bible study.

McYoung Yang
What is Theology?

McYoung Yang has been married to his wife, Debbie, for over 10 years. They have four children – McCayden (7), McCoy (6), McColsen (4) and DeYoung (1). They have served in youth ministry for eight years in the Twin Cities area and is currently serving as the teaching/preaching pastor for Hmong Hope Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. McYoung graduated from Crown College with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry and an M. Div. from Southern Seminary in Christian Ministry. McYoung has recently been appointed as Assistant Professor of Theology at Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN) where he will begin teaching this Fall term. During his free time, he enjoys sports and reading. His family is passionate about serving people to see the world through the Gospel Lens.  

Lee Thao
What is Worship?

Currently Lee is the pastor of Sunshine Hmong Alliance Church in sunny central florida. He enjoys the outdoors, many sports, and riding his motorcycle. He loves hanging out with his family as much as possible. He is married to his wife Amy, which he met at HLUB 1998 and together they have 5 kids-Luke, Liam, Abby, Logan, and Anna Lee. His aim is to bring God glory and to share with others the Gospel message.

David Yang

Xf. Tswv David Yang is a man who is passionate about family ministries. He is first and foremost a husband to his beautiful wife, Sue, and a father to his precious daughter, Naomi. His belief is that there is not a single calling or ministry more important than his calling as a husband and father. His heart and passion is for ministering to the family!

He is currently the youth pastor for Denver Hmong Alliance Church in beautiful Colorado where he has faithfully been serving for eight years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries from Toccoa Falls College in his home state of Georgia.

If you ask him, he will tell you that his ultimate passion in ministry is to proclaim the Gospel! One of his personal goals is to witness a generation that will radically commit to the authority of Scripture. His carried vision for the church is to have so much compassion on the lost that our lives are sacrificed to bring others into His Kingdom.


Understanding how God is forming you

True salvation begins at a person’s proclamation and declaration of faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. John’s Gospel affirms that everybody who holds the true confession of faith about Jesus has been born of God. This is the initial mark of genuinely born again believers. However, what follows true saving faith is always God’s work of reshaping of our heart and mind so that it is no longer we who live but Christ in us. God’s will for every born again believer is our sanctification. He intends to use various means to accomplish conforming us to his Son’s image!

Crystal Yang

Crystal Yang is joyfully married to her best friend, Jay Yang, and is a mother to Hazel, her Mini Australian Shepherd. Currently, she is in pursuit of a Masters of Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to quench her never-ending thirst for God's Truth. She has a passion for Christ's Church, in which she spends most of her free time mentoring and discipling girls, and serving New Life Fellowship Church. Her every day motto comes from Micah 6:8; “to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God


Shaped by the world, or Christ?

Many of you are in the early stages of discovering who you are and what you will become. Throughout the discovery phase in your youth, you will be influenced by those around you, today's modern culture, and the experiences you have had thus far. However, there is more to that--there is a battle occurring inside of you to influence who you will become. This internal battle will affect not only your youth, but will set a course for your eternity. In this internal battle, you will be challenged to choose between being shaped by the world, or by Christ. In this workshop you will be exposed to what the internal battle is, and discover if you are being shaped by the world, or by Christ.

Joey Kue

Graduated from Crown college in Biblical Theology. Currently serving at Hmong Menomonie Alliance Church. Been married for 4 years to his lovely wife Pangdi Chang. Pastor Joe has a heart for equipping Next Generation leaders through robust discipleship of the Word. Joe is passionate in his preaching, intentional in his discipleship, and engaging in his teaching. At the same time, he's a huge Detroit Sports fan. Still loving his Lions and Pistons.


Boys: Shaped by the world, or by Christ?

You are formed in this world to know Christ. Yet this culture continues to preach a message otherwise. The Bible teaches that apart from knowing Christ, what you believe about your formation may be considered "rubbish." This workshop will tackle the fact that nothing surpasses knowing Jesus. Believe it or not, you were formed for this!

Sing B U Ly

Sing and his wife, Bao, have served in the Hmong churches for the past 20+ years. They are the so called “1.5” Hmong generation, born in Laos and grew up in the United States. In their years in ministry, they have served as youth pastor, pastor, missionary, and church planter. They currently reside in Minnesota and have a son, Sabastian. Their heart is to make Christ known to this generation and for this generation to live for Christ.


Obeying your parents

Djoua Xiong


OTS, how to impact the world through the door of Social Services

Gain knowledge from a firsthand experience in the mission field.
 Offer you short term mission opportunity. (when you reach 18 years old or accompany parents or adult).
 Champion to care and share your of love to a group of children, a hostel (orphanage), and provide a Christmas or Thanksgiving gift to children of a disadvantaged church. I welcome you to this workshop to freely benefit what you and your church are looking for.

Kong Hang

Kong serves as contact for missional involvement with Envision reaching out and connecting with the local church and community. He is passionate about helping to develop leaders. He and his wife Paphoua (Pa) have been married for 13 years. Kong loves music and watching movies.


ENVISION, Long term impact of short term missions

We live in a world that is rapidly changing from globalization to rising poverty, from unrest to urbanization, the landscape of missions is changing so the way that we do missions must change too. Come and listen and engage in conversation about ways that Envision is helping to create on-ramps of opportunity to partner through our short-term trips, internships, leadership development and ministry resources. You will hear about how we are engaging in the US and around the world in Key Urban cities as strategy of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. You will also get to interact with your peers and have conversations about how you can be a part of the mission of God in your own community and around the world. I’m excited to meet you all in July!

Kue Xiong

Married to wife Lucie for 14 years. Currently the Youth Pastor at Hmong Seattle Alliance Church. Graduated from Crown in 2005. Die hard Patriots fan


Defining Christian Freedom

As followers of Christ, freedom was earned for us on the cross - how we define it, will impact how we think and live. Too often, we allow our culture to influence us – when this happens, we abuse the freedom Christ has given to us. It is vital that we come to a Biblical understanding of what it means to have freedom. This will be the focus of the workshop.

Josh Vang

Josh has been in youth ministry for 5 years. He is passionate about returning discipleship back to the home. Josh is married to his wife Ashley, who he says continues to be God's most gracious gift in his life. Josh and Ashley are excited to welcome their baby girl in July.


With great power comes great responsibility: social media for God’s glory.

We can no longer deny the power of social media. With such great power at our fingertips, we must ask ourselves these questions: 1) Why must we use social media responsibly? 2) What does it mean to use social media responsibly? and 3) How do we use social media responsibly?

Nkx. Za Lee Thao (Amy Thao)

Amy was born again and baptized in 1998. She attended the university of of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and graduated with a B.S. in biology and chemistry. She also received a B.S. in nursing from Bellin College of Nursing. She has served in various leadership roles within the church such as: children’s, youth, and women’s ministries. Amy enjoys cooking, eating sweets, spending time with family, studying the bible, and spending time at the beach. She is married to Za lee Thao, senior pastor of Sunshine Hmong alliance Church in Florida and they are parents to five beautiful children- Luke, Liam, Abigail, Logan, and Anna lee.


Biblical Womanhood: An Unshakeable Confidence

Have you ever been told that you need to just start thinking positive because you are awesome? Or, were you ever told that all you need is just a little more self-esteem? Ladies, if you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you need to come to this workshop. We will discuss the kind of confidence that you really need and how to get it. Get ready ‘cause this kind of confidence will change your world!

Paul Vang

Paul is the Associate Pastor of Calvary Alliance Church in St. Paul, MN. He and his wife, Gaonouchy, have been married for 3 years and are expecting their first child any day now! Paul is a graduated from Crown College in 2013 and has been serving at Calvary for 2 ½ years.


How to prepare yourself to listen to God's word

Listening to sermons is what you do when you go to church. God uses the preacher to deliver His word to His people. The public proclamation of God's word is central to the Church. Much weight is put on the preacher to preach the text; as should be, but what about the listener? In this workshop, we will explore the responsibilities of the listener; how to approach preaching, how to listen to preaching, and what to do with it.

Debbie Yang

Debbie is a professor’s wife, mom and nursing student at Crown College. She is a mother of three boys and one girl. Debbie finds joy in mentoring and being mentored. She loves her in-laws, family, discipleship group, papaya salads, and peach tea lemonades!


What does the Bible say about friendship?

What is a friend? In our modern world, the word friendship is difficult to describe and define. We often describe the type of friends we have by inserting: new, old, bff, bestie, Facebook, etc. In his book Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer says, “Our community with one another consists solely in what Christ has done to both of us.” This workshop will lay a theological foundation for our Christian friendships, address the origins of what community looks like biblically, and explore how our union in Christ will create our union with other believers.

Jay Vang

Jay Vang was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He committed his life to following Jesus at the age of 18. Currently, Jay serves as the Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor for Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church. He is married to Maihli Yang and they have a son named Samuel Vang. In his personal time, he enjoys bass fishing and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys. One Bible verse that has comforted him over and over comes from Paul’s letter to Timothy: “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself” (2 Tim. 2:13).


God’s Purpose of Redemption

There is a problem that exist in the church. It is the false belief that since Jesus died for our sins, we can trust in Him for our salvation yet disregard repentance and continue to live a sinful life. However, this is not the Gospel that is preached in the Bible. As the church, we have received a holy calling as sons and daughters of God. This workshop will focus on God’s purpose for our redemption. How should we live knowing that we have been redeemed by Christ?

Kangza Xiong

Kangza was born in Dallas, Texas but grew up in cold and snowy St. Paul, MN. She has been happily married to Kx. Nchaiv Teeb Xyooj who she just adores and cherishes. They have three wonderful, creative, and energetic boys that she homeschools. She graduated at Bethel College with a Computer Science degree and a minor in math. Kangza worked as a computer programmer at 3M and Johnson Controls Inc. until they started having kids and felt God's call for her to homeschool and be a full time stay at home mom. As a pastor’s wife, one of her greatest joy is ministering to and teaching women of all ages. She is currently serving at Calvary Alliance Church in MN by playing the piano for church worship and discipling women. She also loves to write and sing songs but her ultimate goal in life is to love God, love her husband, and love her children.


The Role of a Daughter

God has wonderfully designed the family and given everyone specific roles to follow. If we only follow his manual, which is the bible, family relationships would blossom and we would be able to shine Christ to the world. What is the role of a daughter in the family? Why does it matter that you live out your role? Why do your parents discipline you and how should you respond to it? What are the blessings for obeying these roles? Come and learn how to navigate through your role as a daughter in the family.

FAQ

General //

Why Wheaton College?

Wheaton College meets the demands of the Alliance Youth of the Hmong District. It provides sufficient space in a Christian environment to host a conference of our size.

Is there an ATM on campus?

There is one located in the lower level of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

Lost your room key?

$25 - Lost key card // $15 - Lost key

What is the Dress code?

Dress appropriately - casual to business casual

Workshops //

Attendees will get to choose and go to a workshop of their own choosing pending room capacity.

Transportation:

Where can I park?

TBA

Do I need a parking permit?

One will be assigned at registration.

Will the conference provide a shuttle to and from the airport to the conference?

NO, the conference will NOT be providing ANY transportation to and from the conference.

What if you arrive a few days early to the conference or will be leaving a few days after the conclusion of the conference?

Individuals will be responsible for finding their own room and board, along with transportation.

Transportation Resources //

Van/Shuttle

First Student Charter Bus Rental
The Free Enterprise System, Inc.
American Charter Coach, Inc.

Wheaton College

Wheaton College is a tobacco free, drug-free and alcohol free campus. Anyone who is in violation of these terms will be subjected to Wheaton College policy.

Is there WIFI on campus?

WIFI name is WC-Guest. There is no password, but you will be prompted to provide some personal information before receiving WIFI access.

Will I be allowed to use the campus computer labs?

Yes. Just trade in your key card at the lobby help desk.

Is there food or beverages allowed on campus?

Yes. Outside food and beverages will be allowed at the the quad, picnic areas, dorms, and student lounges except in or near the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. NO EXCEPTIONS Attendees may not bring cooking appliances into dormitories.

Will I be allowed to use the kitchen?

Fridge and microwaves are open to be used, but the stove is off limits.

What happens if I do not have a web enabled device to see announcements?

There will be several monitors located in the chapel, during announcements, and at the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. You can also use the campus computers.

General Resources //

Emergency
Please report all incidents to the first floor staff office in Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

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