What is it?
Imagine TED-Talk-style training from the leading voices in youth ministry. A 3-hour volunteer training event via video that fits any budget.
9a-12p (local time)
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Find the location nearest you and click REGISTER on the pin to sign up.
Friend vs. Leader: Getting the Balance Right
Gen Z: Knowing Who You Minister To
The Key to Shepherding Students Effectively
Faith in an Anxious World
Dr. Kara Powell
The Two Most Important Skills of Being a Fantastic Youth Worker
9am-12pm (in your local time zone): 5 TED Talk-style training sessions, discussion breaks, special guests, prizes, giveaways, and more!
Training on 5 topics and discussion questions on the day of the event.
Access to additional speaker content videos (post event)
Attend this TED-talk style video training event with all of your volunteers for one low price for 1 or 100 volunteers!
1 Low Price for your ENTIRE Group!
Your registration includes:
Training from leading voices in youth ministry, discussion questions, giveaways, and more.
SERIOUSLY! 1 Price for your ENTIRE group!
While some events charge hundreds of dollars per person to attend, this event is unique and allows you to bring everyone on your volunteer team for 1 low registration fee. So pack a church van and join us. Sign up today to lock in the “bring as many as you can” price!
YES. We know it’s hard to believe, but we want this training to be insanely affordable to all churches. 1 registration gets your whole group in the door – but be sure to register today otherwise locations fill up and cost does increase!
Do not fear, we’ve got backup plans! IF things take a turn we will have you covered. Every location will have different guidelines, but we’ll make sure everyone who registers has access to the training on that day and during that time, do not worry!
We have a very limited number of partial scholarships available to those who need financial assistance. Our motto has always been, “Don’t let the price stand in the way of you attending” – we can figure it out! Send us a quick email ([email protected]) with your situation and you’ll get a solution in 48 hours.
YES! The primary focus of the day will be training adults who want to better care for the students entrusted to their ministry. Because the event is targeted for youth ministry volunteers, the terminology will be teenager-specific, BUT the application will be universal.
YES! Each lead youth worker can edit their registration total as the date gets closer using the link at the bottom of the confirmation email. We’d love for you to free up spots for other groups looking to attend in your area OR bring more of your leaders! The deadline for final registration adjustments is Wednesday, September 16th
We’d love to help you find another location to attend… OR work with you to host the event at your church! (Chances are, you’re not the only group looking to attend at this sold out site—you could be helping another youth worker train his/her leaders, too!) Email us at [email protected].
Unfortunately, we do not allow refunds for this event.
No, there are no exchanges for this event. Please adjust the number of leaders you’ll be bringing to free up spaces for another group who may want to attend and email us at [email protected] for information on how to access the content to train your volunteers on another date/time.
The cost is per group, so if you’re a group of 1 that’s still the cost. May as well invite a potential volunteer with you along for the ride right? How about that summer intern you were thinking about bringing on board? It costs you the same either way so invite someone to come with. It’ll make the drive more fun, too! ROAD TRIP!
There may be – each location has a loving host who is opening up their church/ministry doors to you on 9.19.2020. BUT, what they’ll have and all of that is up to each location, so the safest way is to get a coffee on the way and maybe a McMuffin to top off before you walk in just to be sure. Then if they’ve got danishes, you can discreetly take 2 and refill your drink. Everyone wins!
I'm not exactly sure who from my volunteer team will be joining me on 9.19.2020 for the event. Is that OK?
Not a problem at all! Pick a reasonable, conservative number that you will have with you on that day. Things come up and we know someone may bail, just use your best estimate on how many will be joining your group that day and a few more/less are no problem at all!
This isn’t really a frequently asked question, we just thought someone may click to read it. If your local guidelines are to wear a mask, please do.
Yes, we’ve added an extra bathroom break, more content and extended it an extra half hour since it went by SO fast last year. New speakers (some returning favorites) and all new content. It’s going to be awesome for volunteers!
It’s simple, but we also understand it’s hard to believe since it’s SO good. You pay 1 registration price for as many people from your volunteer team as you can bring. Think of it as buy 1 get 25 free. You register your whole group for one low price. Clear enough?
What if there isn’t a location near me? I’d like to be a host!
All you need is a space to host and the ability to play a video. You can download the whole thing ahead of time, greet people at the door and press play. YOU create the welcoming environment and open the doors of your church. We’ll do the rest!
H – Help promote the event to your community
O – Open up your doors
S – Sweeten the experience as best you can
T – Trust DYM to deliver a killer training
Engaging content from the best communicators in youth ministry.
Promotion for your host location.
Support, resources, and best practices for hosting.
Hosts score with perks!
Become a host for $500. Not only do you become a hero to youth ministry volunteers, but you also score these perks:
HOSTS CAN GET THEIR MONEY BACK
Get money back:
– if 10 churches (+ your own) register and attend at your site, you get a refund on your host registration.
– if 7 churches (+ your own) register and attend your site you get a refund on ½ of your host registration.
HOSTS GET ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS
50% discount on DYM’s brand new Parent Training Event ($199 value)
HOSTS SCORE A FREE T-SHIRT
Exclusive “DYM Llegend 2020 Host” T-shirt
HOSTS WIN WITH EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADS
– Keep the National Day training videos for use in your ministry
– Curated selection of last year’s National Youth Workers Convention audio sessions ($99 value)
– Last year’s National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training video for use in your ministry ($500 value)
Space to host and the ability to play a video. You can download the whole thing ahead of time, greet people at the door and press play. YOU create the welcoming environment and open the doors of your church. We’ll do the rest!
NO, this is NOT a streaming event. Our strategy is to get this everywhere: into rural areas with lower speed internet and into church basement youth rooms where the wi-fi is rough. So you can hit up a Starbucks with great internet, download the entire event, and simply press play on the day of! Yeah!
A computer and a screen is all you need! Most churches are going to host it in their “main space”, whether that’s a sanctuary or shared worship center. Then again, if your youth room has a better sound system, go with that! Whatever works best for you and the amount of youth workers who sign-up for your location!
For sure! Most groups will pile into a van and drive across town, maybe even a couple towns over, but 45 minutes to 1 hour is about the limit. So host it at your place! Get your church and others in your area involved and have a GREAT community-wide training day!
We will definitely do our best to spread the word and fill each host location. But there is an expectation that each site will invite their local networks and churches as well. Attendee registration will open in early 2019 at $99 per church. (Each church can bring as many volunteers as they’d like.) We want as many volunteers there as you can fit in your space!
What does the schedule look like? Would we have the flexibility to offer lunch and other options for our particular venue or are we required to stick to the schedule and itinerary provided?
The schedule is designed for it to be as easy on your host site as possible. If you provided an air-conditioned/heated room with decent screens or a projector, that’s enough. If you want to go all-out and provide meal(s), prizes, etc.—go for it! We’re thrilled that some locations are looking to go over-the-top!
Great news! We know that youth workers with hearing loss need and deserve training too. Simply request the captioned copy via email ([email protected]) and we’ll send you that version. It will be released a few days after the non-CC content. But it will be available! Please let us know you want it and you’ll get an email from us when it is ready.
Because we’ll be putting a ton of promotion into the day/date on all of the promotional material, we’d love for you to do it on the day we’re promoting, but we’d love to hear from you if you have something else in mind for your network. Let’s talk about it and figure out it on a case-by-case basis.