DYM's $10 Valentine's Day Game Bundle

By Josh Griffin

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Guest Post: Title: 7 Pro-Tips for Better Games in Your Youth Ministry

By DYM Team

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Things Youth Pastors Should Stop Wasting Their Time On: Designing T-Shirts

By Jen Bradbury

Early on in my career in youth ministry, the time came for us to go on our summer mission trip. When it did, I freaked out because I realized I had no mission trip t-shirts.

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The Why, The What, The How Of Our Big One Night

By Justin Knowles

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What Is The End Goal For Students In Your Ministry?

By Justin Knowles

What is the end goal for your student ministry? Is it your service? Is it getting them plugged into small groups? Is it getting them serving in the church?

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Hey Youth Pastor! Your Ministry Won't Change Over Night

By Justin Knowles

It won't change over night, but it can over time. So calm down.

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IMPACT Teaching Video - Week 2

By Josh Griffin

We're in the middle of a great new series in HSM/JHM this month - IMPACT: Making a Dent in Your World. We're doing an all-video experiemt, here's week 2 just for fun from my friends Kurt & Angela, too!

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Things Youth Pastors Should Stop Wasting Time On: Retreat Booklets

By Jen Bradbury

The first retreat I ever led was about authentic relationships. I spent HOURS prepping every aspect of this retreat – including hours on a retreat booklet for participants. The retreat booklet contained cartoons, quotes, the Bible passages we were using, and journaling prompts.

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How To Show Your Volunteers Value

By Christopher Wesley

I don’t need to stress the importance of volunteers in your ministry. You need them to extend your capacity to reach more teens and new levels. The question is:

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Topics: appreciation, volunteer

Give Your Ministry One Word To Drive Towards This Year

By Justin Knowles

I’m ready for 2016. I don’t know about you, but I am.

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Josh Griffin


Josh is the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He’s the co- founder of DYM and is the father of 4 who speaks a little, writes a little, Twitters a bit, and blogs a lot.

Blog Authors


Doug Fields

Doug Fields is a 30+ year youth ministry veteran who is the Author of 50+ books, Founder of Simply Youth Ministry, Speaker, Pastor, Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University, and a Partner in DYM.


Rachel Blom

Rachel Blom is from The Netherlands originally and has youth ministry experience in several countries, both as a volunteer and on staff.


Justin Knowles

Justin Knowles is the Lead Next Gen. Pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. He oversees Jr. High, High School and College ministries at the church.


Colton Harker

Colton Harker serves college-age students at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He loves Jesus, people, life change, and Netflix.


Christopher Wesley

Blogging serving at a Catholic Church. Chris Wesley has been in youth ministry for over 9 years as the Director of Student Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Maryland.


Jen Bradbury

Jen serves as the director of youth ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus and her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. She also blogs regularly at www.YMJen.com


Neely McQueen

Blogging about girls' ministry. Neely McQueen has been working with students for over 15 years. She works in Student Ministries at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA.


Leneita Fix

Author, Speaker, Director Ministry Development for Asian Youth Ministries. Love 22 years of working with youth and equipping others in the trenches in youth ministry.

Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart serves the Jr/Sr High School Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey B.C. and doesn't appreciate the jokes about being Canadian (unless they are funny of course).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the founder of The Source for Youth Ministry and the author of over a dozen books like More Than Just the Talk and Connect.


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