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Download Youth Ministry WebShow #258

Posted by Josh Griffin

Another week, another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show!

If you're new to the show, we talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields, Katie Edwards, Josh Griffin and Matt McGill around our roundtable.This week Cathy is sitting in for Katie - good times! Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening. As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors who help with incredible giveaways and keep the servers and the lights on each week:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

DYM Webshow Special Edition: Exodus Gods and Kings

Posted by Josh Griffin

This week we recorded a special movie episode of the Download Youth MInistry Webshow - we're thrilled to show some clips of the upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings. It is a movie you for sure can't miss this holiday season! Check out the show, then the official site right here.

Download Youth Ministry WebShow #257

Posted by Josh Griffin

Another week, another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show!

If you're new to the show, we talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields, Katie Edwards, Josh Griffin and Matt McGill around our roundtable.This week Cathy is sitting in for Katie - good times! Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening. As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors who help with incredible giveaways and keep the servers and the lights on each week:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

Free Thanksgiving Lessons from YM360

Posted by Doug Fields

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The fine folks and podcast sponsor youthministry360 have just launched another round of free resources, just in time for Thanksgiving . They're giving away 4 different Thanksgiving Bible study lessons, PLUS a set of Thanksgiving games. These resources will help you lead students to reflect on what it means to be thankful as Christ-followers.

To download these free resources, head on over to ym360!

Download Youth Ministry WebShow #256

Posted by Josh Griffin

Another week, another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show!

If you're new to the show, we talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields, Katie Edwards, Josh Griffin and Matt McGill around our roundtable.This week Jessica is sitting in for Matt - good times!

  • How often should I do small group leader training?
  • How do I get leaders to get more involved in students’ life outside of church?
  • Attendance is dropping since I moved our group to a different night. Help!
  • Am I the right person to grow my ministry?

Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening. As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors who help with incredible giveaways and keep the servers and the lights on each week:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

DYM Webshow Sponsor: FREE LeaderTreks Thanksgiving Lessons!

Posted by Josh Griffin

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Thankful: 2 Free Bible-based Lessons from LeaderTreks

There are many reasons to focus on thankfulness, outside of the obvious holiday coming up. Thankfulness is an important sign of a rooted Christ-follower. It’s a sign that we understand that our life is not our own. It means our perspective isn’t muddled by the endless cultural messages of what we deserve and what we should have. In fact a lack of thankfulness is one of the first road signs you pass when wandering away from God (Rom. 1:21).

So even though we’ve been reminded to say “thanks” since we first learned how to talk, and have probably seen a number of singing vegetables and flannel graphs (for those of us with a few more years) on the subject, we can still easily miss the mark and forget to be grateful.

Take advantage of this Thanksgiving season and help your students gain a perspective of thankfulness in their lives. These two free Bible-based lessons from LeaderTreks will go deeper than just another reminder to say “thanks.” Through (not-so-cheesy) activities, Bible studies, and thoughtful discussion questions, students will start down the road of changing their perspective to see their life as not their own, but God’s. Now that’s something to be thankful for.

You can download these free lessons HERE

I hope these lessons work well for you and bless your ministry.

Doug Franklin
LeaderTreks 

Download Youth Ministry WebShow #255

Posted by Josh Griffin

Another week, another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show!

If you're new to the show, we talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields, Katie Edwards, Josh Griffin and Matt McGill around our roundtable. Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening.

As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors who help with incredible giveaways:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

Download Youth Ministry Webshow Episode 254: Live from #NYWC

Posted by Josh Griffin

 

Have we got a special show for you!

Here's another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show, recorded live before a studio audience at the National Youth Workers Convention in Sacramento, California. This week we are back together again! If you're new to the show, we talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields, Katie Edwards, Josh Griffin and Matt McGill around our roundtable.

Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening.

As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

$50 Off YS NYWC Atlanta Registration

Posted by Josh Griffin

A little secret for DYM Webshow listeners ... are you going to the Atlanta Youth Specialties Convention? Then use this promo code for $50 off an individual registration. Don't share - just for us, baby! dymatl14

PS: you're welcome!

Download Youth Ministry WebShow #253

Posted by Josh Griffin

Another week, another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show! This week we (mostly) back together again! If you're new to the show, we talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields (who is away this week, Katie Edwards, Josh Griffin and Matt McGill around our roundtable. Jason Cason joins the mix this week - so awesome!

Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening.

As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors who help with incredible giveaways:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

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Meet the Team

Doug Fields

doug_fieldsDoug 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.

Matt McGill

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Blogging with eternal wisdom. Matt McGill is the visionary behind Download Youth Ministry. He convinced his 2 friends Josh and Doug to partner with him and create this whole place.

Katie Edwards

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Katie is on the DYM Webshow, she's the Junior High Pastor at Saddleback Church in So. CA, the co-author of "Youth Worker Training on the Go," and several other youth ministry books.

Josh Griffin

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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.

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