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: http://downloadyouthministry.com

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 ...
Mar-30-2020

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...
Mar-23-2020

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...
Mar-12-2020

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...
Feb-21-2020

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...
Feb-06-2020

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...
Jan-27-2020

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...
Jan-13-2020

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 ...
Jan-06-2020

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...
Dec-16-2019

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...
Dec-09-2019

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...
Dec-01-2019

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 ...
Nov-18-2019

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...
Nov-11-2019

Doug Fields is a YOUTH PASTOR Again!


The greatest news to hit the youth ministry world is announced in this episode. Listen now!
Nov-04-2019

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...
Oct-31-2019

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...
Oct-07-2019

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...
Sep-24-2019

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...
Sep-01-2019

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...
Aug-12-2019

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...
Jun-08-2019

Special Guest Frank Gil, Reaching Students Digitally & YouTube


Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, Katie Edwards and Frank Gil (of 15 Min With Frank) talk about reaching students digitally, (why it's important to be authentic in your digital strategy), YouTube, and the...
May-28-2019

Recruiting Volunteers, Training Volunteers, and When Things Go Sideways


Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, and Katie Edwards talk about everything volunteers answering questions from youth pastors from around the world.

Questions:
06:14 What are some tips on being the new guy an...
Apr-06-2019

DYM's Breakthrough Movie Special w/Devon Franklin


DYM's Josh Griffin interviews Breakthrough movie producer DeVon Franklin. Breakthrough hits theaters April 17th, 2019. Powerful story of inspiration and faith great for your youth group and church ...
Apr-03-2019

Questions About Senior Pastors


Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, and Katie Edwards talk about why Katie never wants to be a senior pastor, how to start off on the right foot with a new senior pastor and more. Doug, Katie, and Josh answ...
Mar-23-2019

Tim Tebow's Run the Race Movie Special: Interview w/Robby Tebow


Run the Race is in theaters February 22nd, 2019! A great inspirational film for your youth group or family with great themes to discuss together. Enjoy this special show with executive producer Rob...
Feb-14-2019