Slide √ Train ALL your volunteers for one low price SEPT 23, 2023 HOST THIS EVENT! √ Become a regional training hub √ Build momentum with your volunteers ATTEND IN 2023 (opens April 15) HOST IN 2023 - $399

Here are the benefits of HOSTING in 2023:

• maximize your volunteers’ time
• get training from a variety of voices
• own the training after the event to use for volunteer on-boarding
• become a hub for other youth ministries to attend the training
• exclusive & coveted Host shirt

PLUS, these awesome HOST perks from DYM
1- own the content after the event for on-going training with your volunteers
2- monthly FaceBook Live with Doug & Josh
3- first access to DYM “First Few Years” event in October 2023
4- get 10 churches registered to attend your site, and get Host registration fee back
5- $50 DownloadYouthMinistry credit
6- $50 YouthMinistryUniversity credit

Let us help you build the leaders you need!


Your volunteers will hear from trusted experts speaking about a range of relevant topics.


Our interactive and action-packed 2.5 hour training will get your volunteers equipped and out the door by lunchtime!

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NDOVYMT is an easy way to on-board new volunteers and set a great tone for the ministry year.

We understand the unique needs youth workers face as they build their ministry.

We’ve been building and training volunteer youth ministry teams for 25+ years!
Here are a few of our leading experts who share at NDOVYMT:

Doug Fields

DYM Co-founder

Doug Fields is currently the Youth Pastor at Mariners Church in So. CA and most well known for his longevity and influence in the youth ministry (30+ years as a youth pastor) and for writing the award-winning Purpose Driven Youth Ministry—which is a youth ministry textbook translated in over 20 languages and used all over the world. He’s the author of 60+ books, including Your First 2 Years in Youth Ministry and Speaking To Teenagers. He’s the co-founder of where he currently helps lead and the National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training (

Albert Tate

Fellowship Church - Monrovia, CA

Albert Tate is the co-founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Church. Albert is a gifted and dynamic communicator who is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the local and global church and is a featured speaker a the Global Leadership Summit. His unique style combines humor and storytelling, inspiration and conviction, grace and truth; congregations and audiences of all ages are engaged in the Word of God in compelling ways.
You can find him on Twitter - @alberttate and on his popular podcast - the Albert Tate Podcast.

Josh Griffin

DYM Co-founder

Josh Griffin is known as one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years’ experience in the trenches and currently the junior high pastor at Mariners Church in So CA. Previously, he spent 10 years as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church and the leader of the PDYM global movement. He has created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books. He's also the co-founder of where he currently helps lead YMUniversity and the National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training (

Jessica Sanchez

Download Youth Ministry

Jessica Sanchez has been serving the local church for over 15 years in a variety of roles in children’s, youth, and adult ministry. Her deepest joy is found in empowering, ministering to, and caring for leaders in the church. She's on the Download Youth Ministry team, is a spiritual director, a trusted voice on the Podcast and a volunteer small group leader!

Mark Oestreicher

The Youth Cartel - San Diego ,CA

Mark Oestreicher has been involved in church ministry for 40 years, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. Marko has had a broad experience working in churches in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor. For 11 years, Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers—the last 8 of those years as president. Marko has authored or contributed to more than 70 books. Marko is the founding partner at The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. Marko has been married to Jeannie for 35 years, and has two young adult kids, Riley and Max.

Heather Flies

Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie, MN

Heather Flies is the Junior High Pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN. She began her ministry at Wooddale when she joined the staff as the Junior High Associate in 1996. In 1998, she joined the pastoral staff. Outside the walls of Wooddale Church, Heather spends a great deal of time as a communicator. She is invited into local junior and senior high schools to present on a variety of topics, like self-esteem and abstinence. Heather also brings truth, hope and fun to students at various camps, seminars and retreats locally and across the nation. To get her adult fix, she also speaks to parents and youth workers.

Without a healthy volunteer youth ministry team:


  • Students don’t receive the care they need.
  • Volunteers churn through your ministry.
  • The “weight” of ministry falls on YOU,  the youth pastor!
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Better equip your volunteers

1. Attend a location near you with your volunteers.

Already over 160 host sites. Let us know if you want to host too!

2. We train and equip your volunteers.

Fun, training, encouragement, and more! We know your volunteers have limited time and we don’t waste a minute.

3. Experience better team-led ministry and a greater impact with students.

Don't wait until next can Watch A Replay from our 2022 event!

Purchase "Watch a Replay" $199

Watch it online or gather your volunteers and watch it together!