DYM University

DYM University


Doug Fields and Josh Griffin created Download Youth Ministry to help youth workers win in their vital role by providing resources that are made by youth workers for youth workers! Editable, trench-tested an inexpensive, DYM is THE place to get the hottest and newest resources for youth workers all across the country. They release 12 resources EVERY single week! Visit them for the best games, best graphics and awesome sermons and small group curriculum.

DYM University

DYM University

DYM University


Great training for your leaders is critical. 

DYM University provides instant training for you or your leaders from the premier thinkers and communicators in youth ministry.

Just add WiFi -- Bite sized (10-minute) on-demand video sessions on all sorts of youth ministry topics, and interactive quizzes to help leaders plan to apply what they learned.


DYM University

Short Term Mission Trips


The mission of CPYU is to work with churches, schools, and community organizations to build stronger relationships between young people and those charged with helping them grow into healthy adulthood. 

Founded in 1989 by Walt Mueller, CPYU has developed an international reputation as a voice providing cutting-edge information, resources and analysis on today’s youth culture.

Short Term Mission Trips

Short Term Mission Trips

Short Term Mission Trips


ShortTermMissions.com is coordinated, produced, and maintained by Mission Data International (M-DAT) and its volunteers. M-DAT is an 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry that provides web services to help people make it to the mission field.

Our hope and prayer is that the Lord would use ShortTermMissions.com to mobilize thousands of workers to the harvest.

Christ in Youth

Short Term Mission Trips

Christ in Youth


God has uniquely created each of us with special gifts, talents and abilities that He wants us to use for His Kingdom. When young generations understand and embrace Christ's call on their lives, they mobilize in ways that affect change all over the world. Why does CIY amplify Christ's call on a student's life to be a Kingdom worker? Because they are made for it.

Partner Spotlight: DYM

Check out this great video from our partners at DYM (downloadyouthministry.com).

More Than Dodgeball is the show for youth workers by youth workers. What would happen if two youth pastors with decades of experience created a show with segments that could be stolen for your own youth ministry? Find out in this episode of More Than Dodgeball.  

Check out all the DYM info on the YouTube link and click subscribe!

Other Great YM Resource Websites


YM Blogs or Websites


DYM Podcast * - https://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/category/podcast/

Lifeway's Student Pastor Podcast - https://studentpastornetwork.com/podcasts/

PlayerFM Curating Site - https://player.fm/podcasts/youth-ministry

Rethinking Youth Ministry - http://rethinkingyouthministry.libsyn.com/

The Longer Haul in Youth Ministry - https://thelongerhaul.com/

Youth Ministry Answers - https://ymanswers.com/

Youth Ministry Booster - https://www.youthministrybooster.com/ymbpodcast


Child Development Training - It's Just A Phase - http://justaphase.com/

Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT) - https://www.cymt.org/

Dare 2 Share Ministries - https://www.dare2share.org/training/

DYM University * - https://www.dymuniversity.com/

LeaderTreks' Leadership Training - https://www.leadertreks.org/leadership-training/

National Youth Workers Convention - https://nywc.youthspecialties.com/

Mission Trip Resources

Mission Trip Training, Philosophies, Ethics, and Standards:

  ACCI Missions & Relief - https://www.accimissions.org.au/short_term_missions

  Equipped to Go - http://equippedtogo.org/

  Faith to Action Initiative * - https://www.faithtoaction.org/missions/

  Standards of Excellence - https://soe.org/

  TBRI Training - https://child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri/#sthash.hHhvm3Nr.dpbs

Mission Trips (Domestic & Global): 

  Adventures in Youth - https://www.adventures.org/trips/

  Children of the Nations - https://cotni.org/get-involved/globally/venture-program

  Cru Mission Trips - https://www.cru.org/us/en/opportunities/mission-trips.html

  Experience Mission - https://experiencemission.org/mission-trips/

  Group Mission Trips - https://groupmissiontrips.com/

  Mission Discovery - https://www.missiondiscovery.org/

  Short-Term Mission Trips - https://www.shorttermmissions.com/

  The Boston Project - http://www.tbpm.org/

  The Pittsburg Project - https://www.pittsburghproject.org/

  Youth Works - https://youthworks.com/

Curriculum and Assessments

Dare 2 Share - https://www.dare2share.org/curriculum/

Grow - https://growcurriculum.org/

Habitudes - https://growingleaders.com/habitudes/youth-ministry-curriculum/

Deep Discipleship - https://www.leadertreks.org/deep-discipleship/

Lifeway - https://www.lifeway.com/en/shop/ministries/teenagers

Sticky Faith - https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/stickyfaith

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tool - https://www.assessme.org/

XP3 - https://thinkorange.com/xp3s/

YM360 - https://youthministry360.com/collections/curriculum

Youth Cartel - https://theyouthcartel.com/product-category/download/

Note: sites with "*" denotes a partner or affiliate of The Tie That Binds that's given us permission to host/share their content for ministry reference.

All non-designated partners are third-party sites for reference.