The Download Youth Ministry Webshow

Join Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, Katie Edwards & Jason Carson for another weekly “team meeting.” They will dive into your youth ministry questions, take time to encourage you, discuss ministry, and laugh together. It is just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening. Check out some of the amazing resources and fantastic youth worker community at:

Special Episode: Operation Christmas Child

In this special episode of the podcast (featuring YM Hacks hosts from the DYM Podcast Network) Justin and Matthew sat down some some of our friends at Samaritan's Purse who run Operation Christmas ...

Doug N Josh Talk New Website, Training Your Team [Download & go!]

Doug & Josh meet outside and record a quick show. Also Doug spills almost nothing about Gold Membership+

Volunteer Roles in Youth Ministry during Covid-19

Doug, Jess & Josh talk about roles for volunteers in youth ministry during the pandemic and the need that hasn't changed: great training for your volunteers. Check out for mor...

Special Episode: 8 Things White Youth Pastors Can Do About Racism

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Justin and Matthew from DYM's Youth Ministry Hacks Podcast sit down with Theo Davis, who wrote a very helpful blog post on the DYM Blog about how wh...

Our Youth Groups Since COVID-19

Katie, Josh, Doug & Jessica chat over Zoom on some of their learnings since the quarantine took over 6 weeks ago. It's been a wild ride, and since we recorded this live with a studio audience as we...

Kara Powell on "Growing With"

Kara Powell is back and fills this episode with so much wisdom, our minds were blown! Kara, Doug, and Jessica discuss what it looks like to grow with students into adulthood. With research proving ...

Kara Powell on Teens & Anxiety

Recorded before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic - but as timely as ever. We have the wonderful Kara Powell, from Fuller Youth Institute, joining us on the podcast today! Kara discusses a topic th...

Special Episode: Coronavirus & Youth Ministry

Doug, Josh, Katie & Jessica all get together (6ft apart of course) to process the coronavirus and the process for many to think about canceling youth group and church. Raw and open, largely unfilte...

Jeremy Camp "I Still Believe" Movie Interview

Josh Griffin sits down with Jeremy Camp and talks about his new movie I Still Believe in theaters March 13th, 2020.

One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators o...

All Things Junior High Ministry!

The Queen, Katie Edwards, shares GREAT wisdom for junior high ministry! Even if you aren't a junior high ministry leader you'll want to tune in as the podcast crew discusses how to lead and care fo...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Leading Change in Youth Ministry

Doug, Josh, Katie, and Jess are back together again and they're talking about CHANGE. No matter what the change is - your role, staff at the church, program elements, a new boss or structure - chan...

The Jessica Sanchez Show: Josh Griffin is Back in Youth Ministry!

Josh is back in youth ministry! He works as a youth pastor at Mariners Church in the Junior High Ministry. If you follow him on Instagram @joshuagriffin you've for sure seen he's jumped back into p...

New Year, New Goals

It's the New Year (and a brand new decade!), it's time to get planning! The podcast crew talks about looking back before planning ahead, what goal setting looks like at the start of a new calendar ...

Creative Ways to Boost Attendance

What do you do when you notice your attendance dropping or not rising? Panic? Plan an outreach event? Re-strategize? Curl up into a ball and cry? The podcast crew talks through the internal and ext...

Caring for Hurting Students

Today's conversation is a good one! No matter how "put together" a student appears on the outside, every student will face hurts and challenges at some point in their teenage journey. How should we...

So You're on Staff at a Church

We're still basking in the excitement of Doug Fields being a youth pastor at Mariner's Church, and talking about many of the ins and outs of our experience being on a church staff. Great discussion...

Leaders are Learners: Best Practices for Learning

Strong leaders recognize that they are lifelong learners, so how does that learning take place? The podcast crew shares what learning looks like for them (podcasts, conferences, conversations) and ...

Bringing Out the Best in Students

Such a fun and eye opening conversation with Doug, Josh, Katie & Jessica. How can you develop and bring the best out in your students? Is student leadership the only way to grow leaders in your min...

Doug Fields is a YOUTH PASTOR Again!

The greatest news to hit the youth ministry world is announced in this episode. Listen now!

How to: Sermon Series Planning

The podcast crew is back together and tackle the topic of sermon series planning. Why plan a series vs. doing 1-offs? How exactly do you plan a sermon series? What are some of the teaching topics w...

Dealing w/Conflict in Youth Ministry

Josh Griffin, Doug Fields & Jessica Sanchez talk about conflict in ministry. They share how they personally deal with conflict, what they've learned about themselves and others in conflict, best pr...

How to Make it in Ministry for the Long Haul

Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, Katie Edwards & Jessica Sanchez pull from their collective 100+ years (crazy, right?!) of youth ministry experience to talk about longevity in ministry. They talk about w...

Launching Small Groups & Preparing a Killer Youth Talk

Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, and Jessica Sanchez talk about the weirdest prize ever given out at youth group and so much more. Questions are answered about keeping your senior pastor informed about t...

DYM Presents: The Volunteer Show

We're back with another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast with Doug Fields, Josh Griffin and this week, our friend Jessica Sanchez! We take on all things volunteers and talk youth mini...

Katie Edwards talks burnout, engaging students, and change

Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, and Katie Edwards talk about burnout looks like and how to catch it before it's too late. Questions are answered about engaging distracted boys in youth ministry and impl...