7 May 2019

Youth Pastor Diet: Season 2 – Summer Bod STARTS NOW!

By |2019-05-07T08:05:15-07:00May 7th, 2019|Contests|1 Comment

This contest has the potential to change your life!

We know that’s a bold statement … but it’s been proven! Our last YPD resulted in over 25,000 pounds lost in just 100 days.
$25 gets the contest started! Research has shown that putting some cash on the line gets you off the couch and participating. That’s what we’re looking for—people who want to be healthier and make some changes to live better and longer.

If you reduce your percentage of body weight you’ll qualify for some GREAT prizes, too!

CASH PRIZES FOR EACH DIVISION—highest percentage of body weight lost wins:

You don’t have to be in the top 3 to win this trip. If you’re in the Top 50 you qualify to win. One male and one female winner will be randomly chosen from the Top 50 with the highest percentage of weight loss. Winners choose either Mexico, Hawaii or Caribbean (5-7 day trips, up to $2500).

This is where the real action happens. Tips, coaching, motivation, laughter, community, contests, fun! This is the real prize of the contest… you’re never alone. Once you join, you’ll receive a confirmation email granting you private access to either the Men’s or Women’s Facebook Group.

You don’t have to lose to get half your money back in store credit. Just participate by recording a weight every week and you’ll get $12.50 back at the end of the contest.

Anyone! You don’t have to be a youth pastor… that’s just our target audience. Invite your spouse, friend, sibling, neighbor, a volunteer on your team, a colleague or staff member, etc. It’s just a lot more fun doing this with people you see on a regular basis!

So join in on the fun! Great community, constantly motivating leaderboards, accountability, and incredible prizes. All packed into 100 amazing days. Register today! First official weigh-in is May 6th.

Doug Fields & Josh Griffin
Co-founders of DYM as well as participants in
[email protected]
18 Jan 2018


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A few moments ago we chose the 2nd lucky winner (a DYM Gold Yearly member AND a DYMUniversity site license owner) for an all-expenses paid trip to California for a Laker game with Doug and Josh. It was such a fun contest! Congrats to Joe and Erik on winning and thank you to everyone who entered!


7 Dec 2017

CONTEST: Sit Between Doug & Josh at a LA Lakers Game!

By |2017-12-06T23:00:46-08:00December 7th, 2017|Contests|1 Comment


But wait, there’s more! We’ll also be covering AIRFARE, HOTEL, FOOD & MORE for a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles to eat, hang, talk youth ministry and watch the Lakers from great seats.

All this could be yours! Here’s how to enter to win:


Ok ok! Just click the link below that applies to you, it’s that simple!
  1. I’m already a Gold Member & Site License Subscriber, click here.
  2. I’m a DYM Yearly Gold Member, but don’t have DYMU, click here.
  3. I have DYMU, but am not yet a Yearly Gold Member, click here.
  4. I’m not a Yearly Gold Member or a DYMU Subscriber, but I’d like to be,click here.
27 Apr 2017

A giveaway of my new book, Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders

By |2017-04-27T06:08:17-07:00April 27th, 2017|Contests, Leadership|26 Comments

When I first entered youth ministry, I wanted to cultivate student leaders but I had no idea what I was doing. So I did what I always do: I turned to books.

Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of resources on cultivating student leaders.

So I began experimenting.

This experimentation reached a desperate level nearly a decade ago, when I inherited a dysfunctional student leadership team and knew I needed to make some changes.

In the years since then, I’ve prioritized student leadership in my ministry, devoting a great deal of my time to figuring out how best to develop student leaders. Nothing I’ve done before or since has ever been as transformational for students as this.

That’s just one reason why I’m excited about my new book, Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders. I’m also excited about Unleashing for 5 other reasons.

  1. It’s both theological and practical. So many ministry books are either theological or practical, but not both. Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders is both. It offers a theological perspective for why it’s important to cultivate student leaders, but it’s also insanely practical. My writing is birthed from experience – both my wins and my failures (and let me assure you, when it comes to student leadership, I’ve had many failures!)

  2. It’s tested. Not only is Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders practical, but the ideas found in it are all tested. I’ve actually used them in my own ministry to develop our student leaders.

  3. It’s applicable to ministries of all sizes. So often, it feels like youth ministry books are geared towards those working in big churches – which is NOT where most youth workers work. Student leadership, however, is more than a program. It’s a means of discipleship that’s applicable regardless of whether you have 10 or 1000 students in your ministry.

  4. It’s applicable beyond the walls of your youth room. When you equip student leaders, you give them leadership skills that benefit the rest of your church, as well as their schools, homes, and communities, not just while they’re in your youth ministry but long after they leave it.

  5. It works. NOTHING transforms teens as much as student leadership does. Student leadership enables teens to grow in their faith, leadership skills, confidence, and understanding of their giftedness. Student leadership is, in many ways, the gift that keeps on giving. As one of my former student leaders said, “It works!”

Whether you’re a rookie or veteran youth worker, I’m convinced Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders will help you change student leadership from a mythical idea into a transformative reality. Get your copy here!


Today, I’m thrilled to be giving away a copy of Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders. To enter to win, comment below with one question you have about student leadership OR one struggle you have in this area of ministry. A winner will be chosen from those who comment on Thursday, May 3 so check back after that to see if you won! 

27 Mar 2017

CONTEST: You Could Win 2 Word of Life Summer Camp Registrations!

By |2017-03-27T22:28:51-07:00March 27th, 2017|Contests|3 Comments

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I (Josh) am so excited to be back as a speaker this year at a camp I took students to many years ago when I was first starting out in youth ministry. We drove all of the way from Michigan to Schroon Lake, New York because Word of Life Island is one of the most amazing camps on the planet.

So when they approached me about giving away camp for someone (and a bonus spot for a friend) I knew our blog readers would go nuts for it. Pretty simple, just follow this link to enter and with a FRE week of youth camp in Florida or New York. They’ll take 2 weeks of entries then we’ll publish the winner here. Go for it!


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