Hosting Info…

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!

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Host Commitment

H.O.S.T.

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

Our Commitment

We’ll provide…
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:

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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)

HOST FAQs

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 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 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!

What questions is my senior pastor going to 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]!

Will the videos be captioned?

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.

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.