PLEASE JOIN US!

We are privileged to feature local speakers who have been investing in the youth, young adults, and families of Hawaii for years, as well as national speakers who bring in their expertise at EXPLICIT events. We also aim to create a safe, grace filled place where people will connect with God and experience His pure love, encouragement, and healing. Each event is a unique, new, and fresh experience.

Upcoming & Past Events

Single Life Workshop

of Nothing Hidden Ministries from Bethel Church in Redding, California

For singles ages 18-70!  Single Life Workshop is a ministry out of Bethel Church in Redding California and it has literally helped thousands of people from around the world!

YOU WERE MADE FOR CONNECTION

At the core of who we are, we have been designed with a desire for relationship – to experience intimacy and connection and to know others and be known ourselves.  Yet many are left not knowing how to create this type of deep connection.  SIngle Life Workshop helps individuals build genuine and meaningful relationships with others that actually satisfies our natural longing to feel truly connected.

In this workshop, singles will:

1)  Discover how to allow yourself to be fully known, seen and loved and relationships.

2) Practice applying simple and powerful tools that will create deeper connection in your communication and interaction with others.

3)  Learn how to fully embrace your sexuality as a gift from God that it is while you’re single.

Don’t miss out on the significant amounts of joy, pleasure, freedom and fun that God desires for us to experience through relationships.  By investing the time and learning how to do relationships well, you are setting up the foundation for a more fulfilling life. 

DATE:

Wednesday, November 8-11, 2017 (Veteran’s Day Weekend)

Wednesday:  6:30pm to 9:30pm (Check in from 6pm)

ThursdaySaturday9am to 9:30pm

 

PLACE:

Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

1401 Mahiole Street

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819

 

COSTS:

EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE

Check out the early bird rate

REGULAR RATE: $225.00

Registration Closes on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Register

Transform Youth Toronto

Ready to transform Toronto’s youth?

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX [EXPLICITLY]

The Explicit movement helps to heal, empower and train youth and young adults to embrace purity and live out healthy relationships as they discover their God-given identity. Youth and young adults around the world are hurting with insecurity about their identity and confused when it comes to sex and relationships, their struggle is intensified by distorted views of sexuality promoted by the media, school curriculums and the entertainment industry that reject God’s design for sex to be a beautiful gift reserved for marriage between one man and one woman. Hawaii, Philippines, and Singapore experienced the movement and Toronto is next.

We’ll be honored to have you as our guest at our first breakfast session in Toronto. You’ll learn about the movement, and the way you will become a key element to transform the new generation in Toronto.


WHERE: 69 Long Branch Ave. Toronto  (New Arising Church)

WHEN: March 21 2017

TIME: 9:30am


SPRING FLING

A Young Adults Event 

Weathering the Highs and Lows of
Singlehood, Temptation, and Dating

DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017

PLACE: Kalihi Union Church 2214 North King Street

SCHEDULE:

  • 5:30 PM Check in
  • 6:00 PM  – 8:30 PM MAIN EVENT
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM 
  • MEET and GREET/FOOD VENDORS

COST:

  • Registration online by April 20: $20
  • $15 Student rate (bring student ID) 
  • At the Door: $30 
  • $20 Student rate 

Special Speaker:

Pastor Alex Michel, New Hope Town

Alex Michel, senior pastor of New Hope Town and ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel , has been involved in the Foursquare denomination for 20 years. He was a congregant and youth ministry leader at The Church On The Way under Pastor Jack Hayford, and became high school pastor and youth director for the church. He served on the National Youth Council under the National Foursquare Youth Director from 2004-2009. He was a member of the Directional Team, the Dean of Students and Director of Student Life at Pacific Rim Christian University, 2009-2011, and continues as an Adjunct Professor for the college in this season. He received his Masters of Divinity from The Kings University in 2011. He has served on the Ethics Committee and Pastoral Licensing Team for the Hawaii District Office from 2012 to the present. Alex is passionate about equipping leaders and shepherding the body of Christ to experience holistic discipleship in both inner and outer growth into Christ likeness. Alex has been married to his best friend and ministry partner Jennifer since 1994, and they have four beautiful children ranging in age from 20-8 years old.


Moderated by:

Pastor TJ Gorum, Impact Fellowship


Download the SPRING FLING flyer as a PDF.


Register

Singapore June 22-24, 2017

more info TBA

Photo Credit- “Singapore” by Robert Haandrikman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Baguio, Philippines July 21-22, 2017

more info TBA

Photo Credit- “Random Baguio Sights” by Jam A is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Toronto, Canada September 1-2, 2017

more info TBA

“Toronto: Skyline” by The City of Toronto is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Connect Parent Workshop

The internet and social media can powerfully influence youth’s attitudes about relationships, identity, sexuality, pornography and LGBT issues.  Be empowered with tips for engaging your youth on these hot topics and gain practical strategies for managing their use of the internet and social media.

TIMES:

Saturday, November 19, 2016
1pm- 4:30pm
Leeward Community Church
1860 Komo Mai Drive, Pearl City

PRICES:

Early Bird by November 13:

$15 Individual
$25 Couple


Regular and at the door:

$20 individual
$35 Couple

SPEAKERS:

Dean Kaneshiro, The Living Room

Edward Sariol, Gathering 808, Anchor International

 

Flyers:

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Register Online:

REJECT

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JR. HIGH EVENT:
REJECT: FROM FEELING REJECTED TO REJECTING THE LIES

An event that equips youth on identity, relationships, and purity


TIMES:

Saturday, November 19, 2016
9am – 4:30pm
Leeward Community Church
1860 Komo Mai Drive, Pearl City


PRICES: *LUNCH INCLUDED

Early Bird by November 13:

$35 individual
Group Rate:  10+, $25 each


Regular:

$45 Individual
Group Rate:  10+, $35 each


At the door:

$50, No group rate


SPEAKERS:

Carrington and Linsey Luttrell, New Hope Leeward

Joshua Ko, First Assembly of God

Nick Love, Anchor Church

Abi Arakawa, Leeward Community Church

Lolan Lauvao, Word of Life

Zach and Dennisa Bumgardner, Elevate Community Church

Edward Sariol, Gathering 808, Anchor International

Pat McFall, New Hope Hawaii Kai

A WORD TO PARENTS:

Explicit Movement holds to the Biblical belief that sex is a gift of God reserved for marriage between one man and one woman.  Pastor Zach and Dennisa Bumgardner will share about the value of sexual purity and a vision for marriage.  Eddie Sariol will present Biblical truths and a practical, grace-filled approach that will empower students to confidently share with LGBT friends about why our hope is in Jesus.

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

Rejected from Your Family: How to handle rejection from the ones closest to you

– Pastor Joshua Ko

One of the most devastating rejections an individual can experience is rejection from the family.  With divorce at an all-time high and multiple marriages becoming a norm, students are faced with so many different challenges of feeling unwanted and unloved.  Jesus teaches us how to deal with rejection from our loved ones as well as heal our deep-seated wounds.  This breakout session seeks to help students acknowledge their current situation and reject the lies that come through other people’s decisions.

 

Friends are Fighters: What can happen when you fight for a friend

– Pastor Nick Love

As Christians, we sometimes give up on our friends when they fall into sin or if they do something that isn’t attractive.  However, their lives can be transformed when we go the extra mile to help and care for our friends that may feel they aren’t worthy of being in a relationship with Jesus Christ.  They might feel “Rejected,” but we can break the lies through our actions to help them understand they are loved.  In this break out session, we will look at proactive solutions for helping friends who are struggling. In addition, we will look at how all of us must have friends to help us through our journey.

 

Rejected to Accepted

– Pastor Mark Sagapolutele

Jesus didn’t say that your Christian life will be trouble-free.  On the contrary, He said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)  Sometimes all it takes is a change of perspective.  In this session, Pastor Mark will share the emotional process of being rejected and rejecting others that he went through.

 

#likeback

– Pastor Pat McFall

Think about this for just a minute: You are the most on-display person than anyone like you has ever been in history.  Wait, what?  Yes!  You and your friends are the most interconnected generation that has ever existed.  One minute you are recording a funny video with friends and the next minute millions of people can watch it and like it.  The world is literally in the palm of your hand.  So why is it that the most connected generation feels like the most disconnected?  How can we be confidently showing who we are on IG while at the same time asking for the #likeback in order to be sure?  Our social media profiles can either connect us or define us.  In this session, we’ll learn why one is so much better than the other.

 

Unfriended: Facing Rejection

– Pastor Lolan Lauvao

Rejection is a painful experience that can lead us to feel alone and heartbroken.  It can also feel like the hurt will not end.  This session focuses on how to overcome the spirit of rejection and how to handle being rejected by friends and peers.

 

Flyers:

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FACE IT


Download a Flyer


EXPLICIT Movement presents a High School event:


FACE IT

Facing the real emotions of your heart without fear.
Know your value in Christ.

  • Aiea Korean United Methodist Church
  • 99-550 Kulawea Street
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016

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  • Featuring Guest Speaker, Brittni De La Mora

 

A life transformed from pain to purity, from misery to hope and life in Christ.  Brittni, formerly a world famous porn star, will share how she was bound to the chains of suffering as she endured the Adult Film Industry.  Be impacted by her story of the power of God’s love.  Brittni has appeared on ABC’s “The View” and National Geographic’s “Drugs, Inc.”  Brittni and her husband, Richard De La Mora of Cornerstone Church of San Diego, long to see the rising generation of youth walk in their God-given destiny.


cjWe are thrilled to not only feature Brittni De La Mora at our FACE IT event, but unexpectedly the Lord has blessed us with CJ Emulous, a world famous rapper, who will perform at FACE IT.  He and his wife will also share their testimony of their purity journey!  Come and be blessed by this man of God who is also a youth pastor and a Hawaiian island boy.

 

More about CJ Emulous:

CJ Emulous, who lived in Hawaii for several years during his teen years, is an internationally recognized rap artist and speaker, and pastors youth and young adults at New Life Community Church in the Sacramento region.  CJ struggled through rebellion and at 19 years old, he had everything that he could ever want. He started performing at clubs and events in Hawaii – everything was going according to plan until he got busted on possession of drugs and a firearm. But, God’s mercy was upon him even in facing prison time He rescued him. Now CJ gives back to the community and is a full-time Christian Rap artist, speaker, mentor, and youth minister. He has spoken at the churches of T.D. Jakes, Andre Crouch, and Bishop Noel Jones. He has also had the opportunity to perform with Flame, Everyday Process, J.R., Keisha Cole, Jesus Culture, and Too Short just to name a few. He’s also partnering with Luis Palau and Rick Warren. God captured CJ’s heart and gave him a burden for this generation to see Jesus in truth and not based on culture or a false religious view. He is anointed, entertaining and gifted at articulating Gods word in a relevant way!


VIDEO CONTEST FOR FACE IT!
GRAND PRIZE: GO PRO

We are having a video contest for youth groups or individuals within your youth group to create a 1 minute video sharing the message of FACE IT (facing your giants, facing your fears, facing your emotions etc.). Watch this video by Pastor Joshua Ko for more info and instructions:



This event also includes Break Outs On IDENTITY for Guys and Gals!

  • Identity for Guys Workshop by Pastor Carrington Luttrell of New Hope Leeward
  • Identity for Gals Workshop by Youth Director Abi Arakawa of Leeward Community Church

 

Prices:

EARLY BIRD (by October 9)

  • Individual: $15
  • Group 10+ People: $10 each

REGULAR

  • Individual: $25
  • Group 10+ People: $20 each

AT THE DOOR

  • Individual: $25
  • No Group Rate

 

DATES:

  • Saturday,October 22, 2016
  • Check in at 5:15 PM
  • Pre event starts at 5:45 PM
  • 6:00 – 9:15 PM

 

REGISTER:

Register Now!


Youth Leader’s Resources

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SEXUAL TENSION

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Download a Flyer


EXPLICIT Movement presents an event for Young Adults:


SEXUAL TENSION

Exploring Real Life Pressures
of Sex, Singleness, and Relationships

Featuring Brittni De La Mora, Former Porn Actress

 

UH MANOA – CAMPUS CENTER BALLROOM

Friday, October 21, 2016

 

Brittni began working in the adult film industry at the age of 18 and continued for seven years.  Hear her talk about the reality of porn and be impacted by her powerful testimony of how God transformed her life.  She has appeared on television shows such as “The View” and National Geographic’s, “Drugs, Inc.” to share about her knowledge about what the industry is really like.  Brittni and her husband Richard are members of Cornerstone Church in San Diego.  They both have a passion to minister to young adults and see them walk in their God-given destiny.

 

PRICES:

  • EARLY BIRD (by October 9) – $20
  • REGULAR – $25
  • AT THE DOOR – $30

DATE:

  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  • Check in from 6 PM
  • 6:30 – 9:45 PM
  • After Event Mixer with Open Mic and Pupus
  • 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

 

REGISTER:

Register Now!

 


Also attend a Break Out featuring dynamic local speakers!
Workshop Descriptions:

GENDER TENSION:  Male and Female Differences

By Pastors Marion and Charis Logan, MGMC

Guys, have you ever wanted to understand more about the gals?  Gals, have you ever wanted to know more about the guys?  Marion and Charis share hilarious and unique insight to bring understanding and clarification in guy/gal differences.  Marion speaks to the gals about what he wishes they knew more about guys, and Charis speaks to the guys about what she wishes guys knew about gals.  This is a fun/interactive discussion with time for questions and answers.


DATING TENSION:  A Panel Discussion

Pastor Mark and Jalee Palompo, New Hope Central
Aaron and Koreen Larson, The Living Room
Pastor Scott and Mikela Kobayashi, MGMC
Moderated by Pastor Andrew Yasuhara, First Assembly of God Metro

Let’s face it—dating can be a roller coaster filled with excitement, mystery, and fun . . . and also filled with drama, conflict, and uncertainty!  Hear from this panel about their diverse dating histories and experiences, and how they navigated through their turbulent times.  They will discuss how each person in a relationship brings in their experiences, previous heartbreak, and different worldviews.  This is a fun, interactive panel to discuss the reality of dating. 


SEXUAL IDENTITY TENSION:   LGBT Issues in Grace and Truth

By John Allison, Associate Director, Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Culture sends us a lot of messages about sexuality, but how do we know what’s true?  Views and opinions may constantly change, but God and His Word never change.  Based on scripture and personal testimony, we will explore the truth about homosexuality and gender.  We will learn what the Bible says about loving our gay and transgender friends, experiencing the grace available to all of us, and embracing the reality of self-denial for all believers.


CHOOSING TENSION:  Understanding Sexual Impurity’s Disintegrating Impact

By Senior Pastor Alex Michel, New Hope Town 

Whether it is in the world or in the church, many couples intend to build a relationship that will go the distance in rich and fulfilling ways.  Countless couples engage sexuality as a means of experiencing deep connection and love for one another.  Yet over and over again, these good intentions equate to great tensions as well as the usual disintegration of the relationship.  Why?  This workshop will help participants understand why sex outside of marriage is destructive in relationships, and what things people can do to prepare now to lay the foundation of relationships that can fruitfully last a life time.


RECOVERY TENSION:  Healing Heartbreak

Mari Kanemura LSW LCSW, Ola Hou Clinic
Joshua De Gracia, Know God Know Love

If you’ve ever been heartbroken, you know how hard it is to live a normal life!  Once your heart is shattered due to disappointments, failed dreams or relational storms, it affects everything from family, career, financial outlook and even your health!  It’s crucial to know how to bounce back from painful events that are a part of our lives.  Not only will you hear real stories of heartbreak, but you will discover how to position yourself for God’s healing to take place in your life, how to speak words of comfort and effectively reach out to those around you who are touched by brokenness.


CONTROLLING TENSION:  Guarding Against Abuse

By David Nisthal, Sexual Abuse Treatment Center Hawaii
Satcha Slade,  Wai’anae Seventh Day Adventist Church

This workshop will provide education on sexual violence (definition of, types of, and statistics), address common misconceptions and myths regarding this issue, and equip you with helpful tools to identify and report sexual violence.  You will also learn about resources that support the healing journey for victims.  Furthermore, you will hear Satcha’s heartfelt and inspirational testimony as a survivor and victor over abuse.  


BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: For Pastors/Staff Leaders ONLY

By Brittni and Richard De La Mora, Cornerstone Church of San Diego
Moderated by Pastor Brandon Ahu, Metro Christian Church

Richard and Brittni give special access to pastors and ministry leaders discussing their histories, dating struggles, love story and ministry.  This session is a candid discussion about the real life, devastating circumstances of people who walk into church searching for answers.  Brittni and Richard offer unique insight for how to minister to broken people with God’s acceptance, love, and truth.  A question and answer period will follow as time permits.


Speaker Bios:

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MC: Brandon Ahu, New Hope Metro

Brandon serves as the assistant pastor at Metro Christian Church in Honolulu.  A graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Southern California, he is currently pursuing an MA in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.  With years of experience as a pastor for youth and young adults, Brandon’s heart is for young people to awaken and rise up to the call placed on this generation.  He just got married this year to his lovely wife Kara.  In his leisure time, Brandon enjoys volleyball, surfing, golf, playing with his dogs, inviting people over to watch football games and eating good food together.

 

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Brittni and Richard De La Mora

Brittni is a former porn star who began working in the adult film industry at the age of 18 and continued for seven years.  She now speaks about the reality of porn and shares her powerful testimony about how God transformed her life.  Brittni has appeared on a number of television shows including ABC’s “The View” and National Geographic’s “Drugs, Inc.”  She and her husband Richard are members of Cornerstone Church in San Diego and both have a passion to see young adults walk in their God-given destiny.

 

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Marion and Charis Logan, Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

Marion is the Young Professionals Pastor at MGMC.  With the calling to make a difference serving youth and young adults in a multicultural and coastal environment, Marion also works with youth in the community to promote positive, healthy living and leadership.  His passion is to see people maximize their potential, live wholly, know who they are as God’s sons and daughters, love God and others, and see God’s kingdom collide with earth!

Charis grew up in the church and enjoyed life as a pastor’s kid.  She graduated from Trinity Western University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and thoroughly enjoys her job with her dad and boss, Senior Pastor Cal Chinen.  After serving part-time as Middle School Director and then as full-time Youth Pastor, Charis is now Assistant Pastor of Media Ministries and the Children’s Ministry.  She and husband Marion have been married for five years and have two wonderful young sons.  Charis’ greatest joy in life is ministering to people and seeing God bring healing and freedom to their lives. 

 

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Mark and Jalee Palompo, New Hope Central Oahu

Mark is Campus Pastor who oversees the Frontlines and Youth Ministries at New Hope Central Oahu.  He previously served as Youth Pastor of the church for two years and continues to minister to the next generation with his wife Jalee.  Both Mark and Jalee have a passion to see young people rise up to their fullest potential in the Lord.  He graduated from Life Pacific College in San Dimas California with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and an emphasis in Youth Ministry.

Jalee has traveled to 21 countries doing volunteer work with various missions organizations, eating lots of bugs and sharing God’s love.  She was a high school youth leader for six years and loved every minute of it.  In 2010, she became Miss Hawaii and was second runner up to Miss America 2011.  Jalee earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University and worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist for elementary school students in Wahiawa.  Her love for children is what motivates her to serve as a leader for the Children’s Ministry at New Hope Central Oahu.  Mark and Jalee love cave-diving, hiking and watching HGTV together.  They have been married for two years and have a beautiful daughter.

 

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Aaron and Koreen Larson

Aaron and Koreen have been married for over 17 years and with three amazing kids, they have called Hawaii their home since 1996.  Aaron and Koreen were involved with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), leading schools and outreaches in Cambodia, India, Nepal, China, Taiwan and Japan.  They currently serve several local churches with Aaron as a guest speaker and Koreen as a guest worship leader.  Aaron is also the Assistant Director for the Explicit Movement.  They see their calling as loving God, each other, their family and taking strategic opportunities to pour into the rising generation.

 

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Scott and Mikela Kobayashi, Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

Scott began ministering in the Youth Ministry at MGMC when he graduated from high school and eventually became the Youth Pastor in 2013.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Family Resources from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Scott’s heart is for youth in Hawaii and around the world to be radically transformed by Jesus Christ; to see them inspired, equipped, and empowered to transform themselves, their families, their schools, and the world.

Mikela is the Middle School Youth Director at MGMC.  She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.  Mikela enjoys being in the ocean, dancing hula, completing DIYʻs and a good chai tea latte.  Her dream is to one day travel the world and serve third world communities.  Scott and Mikela are newlyweds who just got married this past summer.

 

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Alex Michel, New Hope Town

Alex Michel is an ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and serves as Senior Pastor of New Hope Town.  He has served on the National Youth Council under the National Foursquare Youth Director, the Directional Team, and the Dean of Students and Director of Student Life at Pacific Rim Christian University where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor.  He has also been serving on the Ethics Committee and Pastoral Licensing Team for the Hawaii District Office.  Pastor Alex received his Masters of Divinity from The Kings University in 2011.  He is passionate about equipping leaders and shepherding the body of Christ to experience holistic discipleship in both inner and outer growth into Christ likeness.  Alex has been married to his best friend and ministry partner Jennifer since 1994, and they have four beautiful children ranging in age from eight to twenty years old.

 

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Joshua DeGracia, Know God Know Love

Joshua is the founder of Know God Know Love, a ministry that focuses on expanding God’s love and word to the world through blogging, faith-based conferences and Christian apparel inspired by biblical principles.  He speaks at various churches and organizations, primarily focusing on relationships and dating.  Joshua brings a fresh voice and perspective to dating that inspires single men and women.  His ministry hosts an annual faith-based relationship and dating conference that has continually grown each year.  Joshua is a teacher at Kalani High School and enjoys playing sports, reading, and outdoor adventures.

 

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David Nisthal, Education Coordinator, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center

David Nisthal, M.S.W. is an Education Coordinator for The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC).  He received his M.S.W. degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.  Prior to working at SATC, David served as a probation officer working with juveniles and adults and became a certified trainer with the Mentors in Violence Prevention program (MVP).  David joined SATC’s Prevention and Education team a year ago, primarily providing sexual violence prevention and bystander intervention education to colleges and universities across the state.  Currently, David is promoting the [respect] ™ campaign which provides youth and young adults tools to create healthy, respectful relationships in an effort to prevent sexual violence. David can be reached at 808-535-7614 or david.nisthal@kapiolani.org.

 

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Satcha Slade, Wai’anae Seventh Day Adventist Church

Satcha was homeless when she was two years old and a victim of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse from when she was eight years old through her late teens.  She shares her powerful testimony of how she has gone from shame, fear, and pain to becoming an over-comer in Christ.  Her message speaks to people’s value and inspires others with the hope and healing found in God.  She has a passion to see people freed from the cycles and chains of bondage so that they arise to their divine purpose in life.  Satcha is a strong advocate for children, youth and adults who are victims of abuse.

 

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John Allison, Associate Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries at UH:

John grew up going to church with his family in a small town in Oklahoma.  God led him half way around the world to the middle of the Pacific Ocean when he moved to Hawaii to work for a year with International students at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.  One year became many years when God told him to stay and grew in his heart a deeply rooted love for the islands and all their people.  John has been working for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries Oahu since 2006, fully convinced that he has the best job in the world.  After graduating from UH in 2009, He has been mentoring, planning events, doing graphic design and travelling; he says he gets to do it all with the coolest people on the planet- college students!  John states, “Who knew that when God asked me what I was doing with my life, He had a plan for me to spend it on an unbelievable adventure in relationship with Him.”

 

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Mari Kanemura, Ola Hou Clinic

Mari Kanemura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Ola Hou Clinic, providing counseling and therapy to children, teens and women. She has worked extensively for a number of years in the field of death and dying, specializing in loss and grief counseling, abuse, trauma, and relationship issues.  Mari was born and raised in Hawaii and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and Made in Hope, a non-profit organization committed to ending sex trafficking and violence against women and children.  She and her husband Chris and have two incredible sons.

Loving In Grace and Truth

Back by popular demand, we are offering an afternoon workshop to equip and bring understanding in grace and biblical truth in approaching LGBT issues. With rave reviews, John Allison and Eddie Sariol equipped approximately 120 pastors and leaders in Honolulu in 2015. Both John and Eddie have ministered internationally with our Explicit Team on these topics; John on our Singapore trip in May and Eddie on our Philippines trip in June. They bring clarity with compassion to these sensitive issues. I encourage you to come and be blessed by the gold in these two wonderful men of God!

 

Understanding Homosexuality and How To Love Better
An Equipping Event for Leaders and Parents

 

Featuring Guest Speakers:
John Allison
Assistant Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Eddie Sariol
The Gathering 808 Ministry, Solid Rock Ministries

 

PRICE: $10 At The Door

Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church
1401 Mahiole Street (2nd floor)

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 – 3:30 PM (Check-In at 12:30 PM)

Philippines June 2016

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Explicit Philippines!

  • Manila Conference:  June 24-25
  • La Trinidad/Baguio Conference:  June 28-29

Conference Summary:

Our Explicit Team, Eddie Sariol from The Gathering 808 and Joshua De Gracia from Know God Know Love, ministered powerfully to over 1200 youth, parents and pastors in Manila and Baguio Cities.  We were part of a larger crusade, so Philippines just got an introduction to our Explicit Movement, however the Lord showed us that so many there are hungry to learn about healthy sexuality and for healing.  We look forward to MORE!  We thank the Lord for His great faithfulness and we continue to pray for our brothers and sisters there!

Photos from the Conference:

NEVER GIVE UP!

  • Hawaii is in the midst of a SUICIDE EPIDEMIC,” according to Hi County Prosecutor Mitch Roth. (from Hawaii Tribune Herald, June 2015)
  • Just in the past year, there were 5 youth suicide deaths in the Waianae Coast.
  • Dept. of Health reported that 18% of HI youth have contemplated suicide. (2nd highest in the nation)

Explicit Movement presents:

NEVER GIVE UP!

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A Workshop for Pastors, Leaders and Parents on SUICIDE PREVENTION

Featuring Dr. George Rhoades, PhD

Be equipped to prevent suicide among the people under your watch care, get common questions answered and get clarity on myths and misconceptions.  This is an issue that affects Christians as well, so come and learn how to be a wise vessel of God’s healing and hope to the hopeless.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

9 AM – 11:30 AM

AIEA KOREAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

(back building)

99-550 KULAWEA STREET

Love offering will be taken

for more information please email aaron@explicitmovement.org

Dr. Rhoades is a licensed clinical psychologist and an ordained pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  He is founder and director of the Ola Hou Clinic, an international author and speaker, and an Executive Director of Roads to Hope.  He has worked in 28 countries around the world helping to disciple and bring healing to people who experienced trauma.   Explicit Movement is also honored to have him on our leadership team for our parent leg in supporting families.

Jr. High Event

Jr. High Conference

Saturday, November 19, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Leeward Community Church

More information TBA

Explicit Conference Singapore

May 27-28, 2016

We celebrate and rejoice because of the numerous lives – youths, parents and youth leaders – that were touched and healed by God’s power and love at our first international conference in Singapore! The Explicit speaker team each ministered so powerfully with God’s heart bringing revelation and light to subjects often avoided – each message so real and relevant to the receivers! God knit our hearts together with the people of Singapore and many thanks to Scripture Union and the over 40 churches who partnered with us!

We look forward to sharing with you a recap of EXPLICIT Singapore after this event!


Click on a Photo for a Slideshow:

Testimonies From Singapore:

THE POWER OF GOD’S HEALING!
Last night’s session really changed my perspective on life. I felt the power of healing, God’s presence and His love for me. I used to think I was a failure and not important. But after yesterday’s session, I finally believe I have value. -Youth Attendee


I WAS TIRED OF GOD BUT…
I came without much of an expectancy because I was tired of God. At the session where I had to write down how we view ourselves on the mirror, mine was just filled with negativity…all I knew was that I was crying my heart out because I felt God telling me He loves me and that I am beautiful. Even though I still struggle with not believing, God is still there telling me He loves me! – Youth Attendee


A LIFE CHANGED FOR ETERNITY
The healing session on the first night really impacted me, as it made me reflect on the lies I have believed. It helped me overcome my insecurity and reminded me on how God loves me. It was a LIFE CHANGING experience for me and helped me deal with some issues that put a lot of weight on me. – Youth Attendee


THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY
It made me OPEN UP to people I’m not close to and made me realize how much God loves each one of us. This event also taught me not to give into temptations easily, with the enemy trying to make us feel isolated. I also learned how to be more confident about my body and how I think. –Youth Attendee


I have learned to OPEN UP my heart and allow God to heal my heart. –Youth Attendee


IMPACTING YOUTH LEADERS WITH REAL TALK!
It has freed my burden of shame and unworthiness and helped me to embrace my identity as a Child of God. – Youth Leader


I am thankful for how REAL the sharings were – especially on porn, masturbation and homosexuality – how the struggles can go on for years. For revealing to me how I need to dig deeper to WHY I struggle with those 3 things, which I personally struggle with. Thank you for being the mouth pieces of God, speaking so much life and truth to us! Really encouraging me as to how I can help others with my own testimony. –Youth Leader


This conference reminded me there is no limit to how much brokenness God can handle. It encouraged me to live rightly for God again. Sense of renewal! – Youth Leader


REFLECTIONS… :
It helped me open up to more topics like this and understand how much impact it has on the future generation. I too struggle with things like porn and sexual desire and always found it hard to share or encourage others with my journey. I am now willing to be more open and seek to minister to others. I want to recommend this conference to my church’s youth, youth leaders, young adults and parents too! –Young Adult Attendee


RAISING UP A GENERATION OF PARENTS IN THE EXPLICIT PARENT WORKSHOP…
Very powerfully presented with good metaphors and key take aways and learnings. Dr. Chloe really knows how to present the touch points facing parents today in a modern society – Parent Attendee


…the points to build a closer relationship with my child were really constructive and I look forward to applying it. Hopefully it will help me ‘undo’ the mistakes I made in the past and through prayer to help me change so I can help my child. – Parent Attendee


…Prompted me to reflect on MY VIEW of sex and deal with the sexual relationship in my marriage. –Parent Attendee


It was a great message and helped me to understand how to talk to my children on sex, and most importantly unconditional love, care, and support for your children no matter how they mess up. Thank you for organizing this event! Thank God! – Parent Attendee