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Stay tuned for information about National Day of Volunteer Training 2022!

Experience it for yourself with a FREE Training Video from Doug Fields!

Get a glimpse at the type and quality of content that will be available on the National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training (NDVYMT). 

We want to give you this free training to go through with your team whenever you would like — this content will not be duplicated at NDVYMT. 

This training will help youth ministry volunteers be both effective & successful at ministering to students at camps and events over the summer.

Enter your email below to get it free:


$149 $199 (PER CHURCH*)

Your registration includes:
• World-class training on several volunteer-friendly topics 
• Access to additional training videos (post-event)

*One price covers your ENTIRE volunteer team (1 or 100)!





Your registration includes:
Registration for ALL volunteers at your church
• Monthly Facebook Live Sessions with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin
• Promo material to help market event to local churches
• An exclusive invitation to DYM100 in SoCal
and more INCREDIBLE HOSTING PERKS (see below)

PLUS! If 10 churches register for your location—even just one person per church—you’ll get your entire registration back!

Register as a Host

NEW FOR 2021 – Host a Private Site!


As we return to in-person gatherings, we created this option is to keep training within your “church bubble”

Your private host registration includes:

• Registration for ALL volunteers at your church
• Monthly Facebook Live Sessions with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin
• Promo material to help market event to your volunteers
• An exclusive invitation to DYM100 in SoCal
and more INCREDIBLE HOSTING PERKS (see below)

Register to Host a Private Site


Find the nearest location & click the red pin to register.
Or, if one isn’t near you… become a HOST!


Josh Griffin & Doug Fields

DYM Co-founders

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 (

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 (

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.

Yulee Lee, Ph.D

Fuller Youth Institute - Chicago, IL

Yulee Lee is the Senior Director of Staff and Partnerships at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where she oversees the leadership development of staff, develops team culture and office systems, helps build strategic partnerships,and facilitates trainings. Yulee, originally from South Korea, grew up in Salt Lake City skiing and snowboarding on the mountains. She holds a BA in Political Science from Tufts University, a MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Educational Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She has served the local church for 12+ years in the areas of revitalization and innovation, worked in government on the local and national levels, and directed strategy for service learning in higher education while also teaching on the topics of organizational and change leadership. Ultimately, Yulee is passionate about collaborating for change in systems to reflect greater human dignity and flourishing for the vulnerable. In her free time, Yulee finds her happy place in any medium where she can nurture her creative and artistic sides. Yulee and her family reside in Chicago, IL. where she volunteers in her church’s youth ministry, and also parents a 16 year old teenager named Dylan!

Jason Soucinek

Project Six19 - Mead, WA

Jason Soucinek is the Executive Director and founder of Project Six19. Dedicated to talking honestly about matters of sex, sexuality and relationships. Jason has spent almost two decades engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He is an internationally recognized seminar and conference speaker and published writer on issues surrounding sexuality and youth culture. He can be heard on the following podcasts: DriveTime, Sex + Christian Parents, and CPYU’s podcast “Youth Culture Matters”.

When not speaking, writing, and studying Jason can be found in the mountains of the Northwest, waiting anxiously for the next great superhero movie, or checking stats on one of his many fantasy sports teams. Jason is a graduate of Whitworth University where he received his B.A. in Business Management and Communications.

Jason is married to Emily and they have two sons and a daughter and live in Mead, Eastern Washington.

Theo Davis

Restore Community Church - Kansas City, MO

Theo Davis serves as the Multi-Site Youth Pastor & Digital Pastor at Restore Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He has worked in youth ministry for 16 years in a variety of settings which include church plants, rural churches, mega-churches, and youth homeless shelters on the East Coast and in the Midwest. He received his degree in Youth Ministry from Eastern University and has continued to leverage his education with real-world experience. He and his wife Malia are huge gamers and named their kids after video game characters — Zelda & Shepherd (from The Legend of Zelda and the Mass Effect Series). Theo also loves action figures and spends his spare time developing his musical and visual art talents.

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.

Training Topics

Inspiration, encouragement, and practical help for some of the most important people on the planet—those who serve teenagers. Your volunteers will learn:

– The essentials a volunteer plays in the discipleship journey
– How to help teenagers wrestle with theological tensions
– How to help teenagers discover their giftings and passions
– How to motivate teenagers toward acts of service
– Why their spiritual life and well-being is important to a healthy youth ministry
– Teaching and modeling faith for the next generation
– How to create engaging conversation, facilitate connections, and deepen community
– How to navigate conversations on sex, sexuality, and gender
– What to do when teenagers share their baggage
more content coming soon!


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (in your local time zone)

7 TED Talk-style training sessions
Discussion Breaks
Speaker Q & A
Prizes & Giveaways


Who is putting this event on?

Presented by DYM, Youth Ministry University, and More than Dodgeball, this event is crafted and produced by Doug Fields & Josh Griffin (with the help of other youth ministry friends) who have a wealth of experience creating helpful resources and impactful training for youth workers and youth volunteers alike.

Does the content apply to college and/or children’s ministry volunteers?

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.

What if the host site near me is sold out

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 Jana and she can help you!

But what if I can’t afford the fee?

We will have a small amount of partial scholarships available for churches without a budget. Email [email protected] for more information.

How do I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we do not allow refunds for this event.

I can’t attend anymore, can I sell my ticket to another youth pastor in my area?

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 Jana for information on how to access the content to train your volunteers on another date/time.




  • Hosting Instructions, Promotional Graphics, Tips & Communication Calendar
  • Registration for ALL your church volunteers
  • Exclusive invitation to DYM100 in SoCal
  • One-of-a-kind Host T-Shirt
  • Monthly Facebook Live Sessions with Doug & Josh
  • $50 coupon to DYM (
  • $50 credit to Youth Ministry University (
  • If 7 churches register for your location, you’ll get 50% of your Host Registration fee back

PLUS – If 10 churches register for your location—even just one person per church—you’ll get your entire Host Registration back!

What’s required of a host site?

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!

Is this a streaming event? We have terrible internet and I’m freaking out!

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!

So, what kind of technology do we need?

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!

There are locations near me, but an hour away. Should I host?

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!

Will DYM & MoreThanDodgeball help promote the training locations?

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 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!

This date doesn’t work for me. Can I do it later in the day or on another date altogether?

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.

How much does it cost for churches to attend our host site? How will attendee sign-ups be handled?

When we launch registration, there will be an early-bird, train your whole team for $99 and there will be some perks for early-bird sign-ups. Groups will register and we’ll keep track of how many are coming to each site and give weekly updates to host churches. We will use the maximum capacity number given by each host at registration to make sure we don’t anger your local Fire Marshal.

What questions will my Senior Pastor potentially ask about this?

We’ve covered a lot of questions (see above), but if you have additional questions, please let us know and we’ll update this FAQ with your question. Shoot us an email at [email protected]