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Author Archive | Doug Fields

Download Youth Ministry WebShow #246

Another week, another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Show! This week we’re all back together talking shop! We talk about youth ministry for 45 minutes every week or two, your questions answered every time! Join Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, Matt McGill & special guest Jessica Torres around our roundtable. Doug is out of town this week!

Just enough youth ministry so you don’t feel guilty for listening.

As always, thanks to our amazing sponsors who help with incredible giveaways:

Send in your questions to webshow@downloadyouthministry.com to be answered on a future show, too!

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Networking with Mark Matlock

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. A quick burst of training and insight for you and in this episode, I talk with Mark Matlock about networking in youth ministry. Good stuff here to consider!

DF

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Send Us Your Youth Ministry & Marriage Questions!

Having been married 30 years and having 30 years experience of being a youth pastor, Cathy and I get asked questions about Marriage & Youth Ministry all the time. This week we’re recording something for our DYM members and we’d love to answer some of the top questions that are being asked.

Would you do us a favor and list your question in the comments below? Thanks! Next to your question, let me know if you’re a DYM monthly member. If you are a DYM member, it will be part of one of our upcoming membership perks. If you’re not a member… what are you thinking? Just kidding! Kinda.

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Relational Ministry with Justin Knowles

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. A quick burst of training and insight for you and in this episode, I talk with Justin Knowles about relationships in youth ministry. Good stuff here to consider!

DF

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Doug Fields Invitation to Be a Part of Student Leadership Conference 2014

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Dear Youth Worker,

Every year I made it my goal to have every single summer detail figured by Easter. And every year I never quite made it… please tell me you can relate. I was always tinkering with programs and adding new summer opportunities to the calendar.

My guess is that you might still have some loose ends with your summer calendar plans too. Hopefully you will leave yourself a couple days between activities to catch up on sleep, collect permission slips, and just maybe vacuum out the church van.

As you may know I have hosted Student Leadership Conferences for about 10 years and this summer we’ve got 3 dates and locations that we want to invite you to attend. We don’t want your entire youth group… just those you’ve identified as leaders (or potential leaders). If you can’t come, consider sending a responsible volunteer.

Why? For several years I have seen firsthand the return on investment when teenagers attend SLC. I watched it up-close in my own ministry, and I have seen it played-out 1000’s of times with other youth ministries across the country. When student leaders are invested in, they become servant leaders and they pursue opportunities and possibilities. They begin to lead and serve in your youth ministry instead of occupy chairs waiting to be entertained. Some student leaders begin to disciple younger students while others reach their school and city. Bottom line, teenagers who attend SLC return to your church different. This is why I will continue to provide this conference year after year.

I want to invite you to identify some students to attend SLC this summer who you want to return different than when they were sent. I can’t wait to meet you and help strengthen your ministry by training your teenagers. For more information about SLC, including schedule and how to reserve your spots, please visit us at www.studentleadershipconference.com

It would be my honor to invest in your student leaders!

Doug Fields

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Student Leadership with Doug Franklin

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. A quick burst of training and insight for you and in this episode, I talk with Doug Franklin about student leadership in youth ministry. Good stuff here to consider!

DF

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WEEKEND GIVEAWAY: The Spirit Behind Badge 145

behind_the_badgeHere is a fun giveaway a little outside of our normal ones!

Jim McNeff is my friend who served as a volunteer in the high school ministry at Saddleback Church for years. He is also a thirty-year law enforcement veteran who recently authored, The Spirit behind Badge 145. There is entertaining drama from the real world of police work in this book, but the true purpose is the truth of Scripture found in each chapter that points readers to Jesus. The book will provide great teaching illustrations or make a sweet gift for a relative in law enforcement, or one of your own volunteers.

Jim’s stories include homicide investigations, major drugs busts, taking down a mafia figure, a fatal encounter with a man trying to split him in half like firewood, and a gut-wrenching story telling how his partner lost his life after making a series of destructive choices. The Spirit behind Badge 145 will resonate with men and women of all ages, as the relational challenges encountered by cops are a significant part of the story. Jim and his wife Jamie, share a powerful testimony of infidelity and the restorative powers of forgiveness. This book is about more than a person in uniform. It is about the Holy Spirit as their driving force.

Frequently a book of this nature pats the author on the back for a job well done. Jim said the writing process for him was more the experience of “a Christmas turkey being gutted, cooked to perfection, and then artfully placed on a serving tray for consumption.” While his stories are entertaining and somewhat self-effacing, he said they are meaningless unless connected to His story—Jesus. While law enforcement is the backdrop for The Spirit behind Badge 145, the message is for anyone who desires to grow in faith because the Cross has no limits.

We’re giving away 3 copies of the book! Just leave a comment this weekend and WIN! You can also pick up the book at a huge discount right now, too – just $3.82 for Kindle on Amazon, too!

DF

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Marriage with Jim Burns

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. A quick burst of training and insight for you and in this episode, I talk with Jim Burns about the importance of a healthy marriage to your ministry. Good stuff here to consider!

DF

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Hurting Teenagers with Megan Hutchinson

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Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. A quick burst of training and insight for you and in this episode, I talk with Megan Hutchinson about helping all of the hurting students in your ministry. Good stuff here to consider!

DF

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Helpful Apps with Chris Davis

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. Just a quick burst of training and insight for you to enjoy weekly. In this episode, I hang out with Chris Davis (of Youth Ministry Geek) and talk about the most helpful apps for youth leaders. Good stuff here to consider!

DF

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5-Minute Youth Ministry: Small Groups with Jessica Torres

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. Just a quick burst of training and insight for you. In this episode, Doug Fields talks with Jessica Torres about why she loves small groups. Good stuff here to consider!

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5-Minute Youth Ministry #3 w/Dave Bixby

Here’s another episode of DYM’s 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. Just a quick burst of training and insight for you. In this episode, Doug Fields talks with Dave Bixby, Vice President of Azusa Pacific University about why students should attend a Christian college. Good stuff here to consider!

JG

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Refreshing Your Marriage Conference – March 14/15

One of the really fun parts of my life is speaking to couples about marriage. And after 29 years of marital bliss with the perfect woman, I can honestly tell you that every marriage needs at least a yearly tune-up, a time when you can look each other in the eyes and assess the state of your marriage.

My team at HomeWord at Azusa Pacific University offers this yearly opportunity at “Refreshing Your Marriage” a conference on March 14-15 where Cathy and I, along with Jim and Cathy Burns, will be speaking to couples at all different stages of their marriages. It’s a relaxed environment where we will laugh together and spend time growing in our marriages.

So I would suggest making a longterm investment in your marriage this Valentine’s Day and surprising your spouse with a registration to RYM.

Register now at http://refreshingyourmarriage.com!

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5-Minute Youth Ministry – Episode 2 w/Mark Matlock

Introducing 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one youth ministry subject with a special guest. We’ll hit these up here on the blog every so often to give you and/or your team a quick burst of training and insight. In this second episode, Doug Fields talks quick with Mark Matlock about ways to care for your volunteers. Really good insight here for all of us in youth ministry!

JG

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INTRODUCING: 5-Minute Youth Ministry – Episode 1 w/Cathy Fields

Introducing 5-Minute Youth Ministry! A quick 5-minute interview on one subject with a special guest. We’ll hit these up here on the blog every so often to give you and/or your team a quick burst of training and insight. In this first episode, Doug Fields talks quick with Cathy Fields about what it feels like to a spouse when you come home late from ministry. Some good insight here for all of us!

JG

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