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Youth workers across the nation were trained on September 19, 2020, you can now access this training for your team.

Doug Fields

DYM Co-founder

Doug Fields is most well-known for his longevity in youth ministry (30+ years as a youth pastor) and the award-winning book Purpose Driven Youth Ministry—which is a youth ministry textbook translated in over 20 languages and used all over the world. He’s also 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 spends his time creating resources like this for people like you.

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, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of where he serves and trains youth workers and hosts a youth ministry podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books.

Jessica Sanchez

Director, DYM National Day of Volunteer YM Training

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, and a trusted voice on the Podcast.

Sean McDowell

Author, Associate Professor Biola University

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books including The Fate of the Apostles, So The Next Generation Will Know (with J. Warner Wallace), Evidence that Demands a Verdict (with Josh McDowell), Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage (with John Stonestreet), Is God Just a Human Invention? (with Jonathan Morrow) and Understanding Intelligent Design (with William A. Dembski).

Karim & Mignonette Bailey

Marketplace Missionaries

Karim and Mignonette Bailey have worked together in local and global outreach ministry since they were married 14 years ago. Their passion for kingdom influence reaches into classrooms, youth ministry, arts and entertainment and around their own dinner table with three kids. As an ordained minister and credentialed educator, they are marketplace missionaries who are forever connected to youth ministry.

Heather Flies

Middle School Pastor, Wooddale Church

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.

Kara Powell

Executive Director at FYI

Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including Growing Young, Sticky Faith, & Deep Justice in a Broken World.

Mark Oestreicher

Partner, The Youth Cartel

Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and founding partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers.  The author of more than 70 books, including What’s Right About Youth Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two young adult kids, Riley and Max.  Twitter: @markosbeard

Mark Munoz

Former UFC Fighter

Mark is a retired professional mixed martial artist who competed professionally from 2007-2015 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In addition to being an incredible UFC fighter, Mark has made significant contributions to both the sport of MMA, his local community through activities such as starting up and running his own gym, and heading his own "anti-bullying" campaign.

DK Kim

Worship Pastor, Mariners Church, CA

DK Kim is the worship leader at Mariners Church in Southern California. He's married with a couple kids (one of them who is in Doug & Josh's youth group now!) that he's dedicated to raise as die-hard Lakers fans.

Training Topics

Friend vs. Leader: Getting the Balance Right

Heather Flies

Gen Z: Knowing Who You Minister To

Sean McDowell

The Key to Shepherding Students Effectively

Jessica Sanchez

Faith in an Anxious World

Dr. Kara Powell

The Two Most Important Skills of Being a Fantastic Youth Worker

Mark Oestreicher

Interview Topics

The Power of Worship with Teenagers

with Daniel Kim

Navigating Conversations on Race with Teenagers

with Mignonette and Karim Bailey

A Conversation About Bullying

with Mark Munoz

Wisdom from the Trenches of Youth Ministry

with Danielle Wood


3 hours, 5 TED Talk-style training sessions, 4 interviews with ministry leaders on timely topics, time for meaningful discussion, and more.


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What’s included:

  1. Download of the National Day of Volunteer YM Training 2020 video for use in your ministry
  2. Attendee PDF Workbook
  3. Access to additional speaker content videos (post-event).
  4. Bonus: Download of the National Day of Volunteer YM Training 2019 video ($499 value)


When would I get access to the training video download?

You’ll be given access to download the training videos (this year and last year’s) once we receive confirmation that you have signed the user agreement via Docusign (we will email you the user agreement within 24 hours of registration).

Can I upload this video just for my volunteers to watch together on Youtube live, Facebook live, etc?

Yes, but there are caveats. See the online hosting guide for more details (which you’ll receive with the video downloads).

Am I free to use and share the video training with others as I wish?

Feel free to share this training with your volunteers and members of your church. We do ask that you only use this training material in your specific church/ministry and do not share it with anyone outside of your organization.

How do I get a refund?

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