Founded by Doug Fields and Josh Griffin, well-known leaders in youth ministry, Download Youth Ministry has become the premier place to find youth ministry resources created by youth workers and used in ministries around the world. Users can visit the site, and download high quality, and easy to use resources that are proven to work in an actual youth ministry. DYM offers an incredible membership program sure to fit any youth worker’s budget.
Youth ministry is a grind. Youth workers have to prepare programs and materials for weekly and monthly gatherings to build the type of community that students want to be apart of, while developing relationships with individual students, families, and volunteers. Not to mention they are one of the first calls in any family’s crisis. And most youth workers are typically the only staff member in their department, many of whom have a day job as well.
They are typically spread very thin and wear many hats. Unfortunately, they have notoriously small budgets relative to others’ in the church so they don’t have much to provide support for themselves.
Doug Fields and Josh Griffin realized that many of the resources that youth workers were creating for their congregations were used once then stored on a hard drive never to be used again. Many of these resources were good enough to be helpful for another youth worker at a different ministry to take and adapt to their students and context.
So Doug and Josh created DYM as a platform for youth workers to share the resources they had created that would be helpful for their youth ministry peers. Youth workers can come and download those resources at unprecedentedly affordable prices, while the youth worker who created the resource that was purchased earns a royalty.
This growing community of youth workers is changing the way youth ministry is done and allowing youth workers to spend less time preparing for weekly and monthly programs and more time doing what only they can do – invest in relationships.