Experience it for yourself, FREE!
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 is about how to help families have conversations about faith, by Kara Powell, probably the leading thinker on this subject in the country.
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Ministering To Teenagers Through Your Personality/Story
Helping Parents Win
What All Kids Need From A Caring Volunteer
The Heart of a Volunteer
NEW Learnings on the Adolescent Brain
Making Disciples That Make Disciples
Practical Help for Hurting Kids
9-11:30am (in your local time zone): 8 TED Talk-style training sessions, discussion breaks, speaker Q & A, prizes, giveaways, and more (No group will walk away empty-handed!)
Training on 8 topics and discussion questions on the day of the event
Access to additional training videos (post event)
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Find the location nearest you and click REGISTER on the pin to sign up.
We want to help thousands of caring adults feel more equipped and prepared to work with the students God has entrusted to them… in a single morning!
“Training volunteers effectively is the best way to multiply your time, energy and effort for making disciples.”Bobby CooleyGrapvine, TX
“We can’t connect or be there for every student, the more trained the more students impacted.”Michelle RompelFoster City, CA
“The students I serve have been entrusted to my care by God. If I’m going to entrust them to another adult, I’m going to take God’s trusting me with them seriously enough to make sure those adults are well trained and qualified, too”Jeff SelphKalamazoo, MI
“I train my volunteers because it creates common language for the team, establishes standards for all, reassures your parents, boosts confidence for the leaders to be equipped to serve, provides accountability, and builds team dynamics.”Carol SmithLafayette, IN
“Because we want more than warm bodies. We want adults who are loving students and walking alongside them to encourage them on their journey with Jesus. We don’t want just anyone. We want someone who is willing to learn, grow, and influence younger believers.”Ronald LongSan Antonio, TX
“And maybe the most basic reason: how do we get better if we don’t train? If we don’t train we will simply stay and do exactly what we always have done.”Erin FagerFishers, IN
$149 (PER CHURCH*)
Your registration includes:
• Training on 8 topics and discussion questions (day of)
• Access to additional training videos (post event)
*For 1 or 100 volunteers!
Your registration includes:
• Audio recordings from the 2018 National Youth Workers Convention ($150 value)
• Digital Volunteer Super Pack ($99 value)
• Registration for all your volunteers
PLUS! If 10 churches register for your location—even just one person per church—you’ll get your entire $500 back!
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 18th
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].
Hooray! You’re one of the true geniuses who took advantage of this incredible offer. Train your team for $99 AND get a bundle of volunteer resources worth an additional $99? What a dream! You’ll receive the link to download your Volunteer Super Pack the week of April 22nd.
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.
Hosts will also receive:
- National Day of Training promotional materials (We’ll promote every host location and help you spread the word to your local network or surrounding churches, too!)
- Hosting instructions & tips
Your $500 host registration fee also gets you:
- $50 to DYM Store
- Audio recordings from the 2018 National Youth Workers Convention ($150 value)
- Digital Volunteer Super Pack ($99 value)
- And, of course, registration for all your volunteers. (The hosting requirements are so easy, you’ll be able to welcome everyone, press play, and attend the event with your own team!)
PLUS. If 10 churches register for your location—even just one person per church—you’ll get your entire $500 back!
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!
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.
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 through DYM and we’ll keep track of how many are coming to each site and give regular 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.
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.