Scholarships

For us, DYM isn’t about the money; it’s about helping youth workers win.

Wow that is awesome!! Thank you very much!! About the membership, I brought this before our church and there is no money to pay it all with the church account, so our awesome group of parents have agreed to pay a little each month to pay for our membership! So the church fronted the bill, and our parents are paying it back! God has blessed us with a great group of parents; as well as you all for giving us the coupon! And let our sponsor know that we are grateful for their donation!! That money is going to buy a lot of curriculum!! Grace and Peace,
Raymond

Even though our intention is to be the lowest priced, highest quality youth ministry resource provider on the planet … we realize many youth workers don’t have a church budget. God bless you for paying to support your youth ministry. When we hear about you unsung heroes, we are always inspired and humbled by your commitment to serve students at your personal expense. We want to provide extra help to those youth workers who are making these kinds of sacrifices.

Need a scholarship?

If you have a need for a scholarship, please take a moment to fill out the form below. We are going to do our best to find donors who are willing to help! Also, if you know of someone who enjoys supporting youth ministry… send them to this page to bless others.

Scholarships available right now!

Donate a scholarship?

Do you have a heart to support youth workers who have extreme financial needs? Our mission at DYM is to help youth workers with high quality resources that are inexpensive. However, as surprising as it might seem, some youth workers simply can’t afford anything. We hear this from missionaries and youth workers serving in developing countries all the time.

Here’s where you come in to play! You can literally buy resources for another youth worker somewhere around the world. Currently, we don’t have a non-profit arm of DYM, so your donation is really a purchase that we will pass on to a needy youth worker.

Blessings to you!

Your donations are helping youth workers win!

July 2014  Currently in seminary and school has put me in debt. Church funds are low and this would be a great resource to help my schedule. We just need material that relates to the youth today
July 2014  Has a heart to create an environment that reminds the the students that they aren’t an afterthought… but that they are an important part of the church right now!
July 2014  Part-time youth pastor, soon to be father, husband, work two jobs and trying to get back in school. Our budget is limited and I don’t think I could justify a spend like this. I need help with God-centered, understandable and applicable Bible-lessons
June 2014  About to attend university in the fall and I intend to pursue a degree in youth ministry. In addition to attending college I want to do mission trips throughout the next four years aiding teens and children… needs help with resources for the future
June 2014  Currently full-time youth pastor going part-time because of the economy. Needs resources to use with our students to excite them about God and His word. For 5 years I have been creating my own curriculum or reusing old curriculum, and I would like to use something new
June 2014  Small church that is trying to refocus. We have 4 regular teens I am personally trying to minister to. Our finances are very limited and I need quality resources to minister to the teens we have and try to reach new ones
June 2014  Going to bible college in the fall… wants to lead her small group of girls as best as she can through learning from other people who have gone before her
June 2014  Ministry in western Uganda that has been disturbed by the ADF wars, disease outbreaks, etc. Youth pastor has only received low levels of education… needs training in youth ministry as he wants to help students respond to God’s word and resist the sin that is consuming most youth in his community
June 2014  Trying to rejuvenate the programs we currently have in order to reach more kids for Christ. A majority of those kids are outreach kids. Their parents are not involved in church at all and on top of that our church is located in a low income area
June 2014  Church plant… We do not have a youth room or anything to draw kids to our meetings so we are constantly looking for low cost things to spice up our meetings
June 2014  Church budget cuts, no youth min budget, church staff is doing all the facilities work as well to make due
June 2014  I would love to purchase this amazing material for my students. I just don’t have the funds. I was about to leave your website until I saw this link for scholarships
June 2014  Student studying Youth Ministry, working in an inner city with middle schoolers
May 2014  Home-based missionaries running a youth ministry at a small church and running Christian based purity groups in local schools
May 2014  Very small church with a yearly budget of $100
May 2014  Most of the church members are migrant farmworkers who struggle financially. Not able to send their students to events and camps
May 2014  Youth Pastor at a small but growing church… needs games/ice breakers to help develop a culture of laughter and fun
May 2014  Student studying Youth Ministry and leading a ministry as a volunteer… wants to equip the next generation as best as she can!
May 2014  Completely volunteer youth ministry leaders with no budget in a place where funds are tight
May 2014  Startup church with a completely volunteer youth team
May 2014  the church’s finances have taken a big hit and trying to crawl out of the hole
May 2014  Funds the whole ministry out of their own pockets
May 2014 missionary to inner-city youth and doesn’t have money for resources
May 2014 new teachers in the youth ministry – need customizable sermons
April 2014 New England church with very small budget… need to refresh ministry in a tough place
April 2014 camp is coming and has many resource needs
April 2014 inherited an unhealthy youth ministry, boots on the ground working hard
April 2014 volunteer youth team for middle school needs summer camp curriculum
April 2014 100-year old church that is stuck. Needs resources to get moving again!
April 2014 multi-cultural church needing curriculum
April 2014 new to church, looking for vision and training for leaders
March 2014 no budget and out of resources… needs curriculum and training
March 2014 tight budget looking to expand reach of group with new leader training
March 2014 small church spent its small monthly budget, but needs more curriculum
March 2014 Kenyan youth worker needing volunteer resources
March 2014 new youth pastor in small church with growing youth group – needs curriculum
March 2014 across from a high school and needs media and games
March 2014 needs to develop a volunteer team with no resources
March 2014 budget cut with building campaigns – have huge resource needs
March 2014 100% volunteer ministry launching small groups
March 2014 Small church with no budget who needs resources
March 2014 Church in South Asia that is training youth ministers to go back to their home churches and minister to students
March 2014 Ministry in India who is trying to empower and train youth workers there
March 2014 budget in decline, need training material to rebuild the youth program
March 2014 Church in Flint, Michigan trying to reach students with non-believing families
March 2014 new church plant trying to keep up with 2 youth services
February 2014 their $500 budget is spent for the year but God is doing huge things. Hoping to keep momentum going.
February 2014 a Buy 1 Give 1 annual scholarship to a church in need
February 2014 van/bus ministry with limited or no funds and lots of teenagers attending
February 2014 leadership cherry-picked the best volunteers, so needs scholarship to get video training for the newbies
February 2014 programs cut do to losing key members and tithing is way down
February 2014 brand new church plant booming with 30 students … and no money
February 2014 church in Texas that can barely afford the limited stipend for the youth pastor
February 2014 no budget, hoping to form community with their new group of students
February 2014 senior pastor left the church in shambles, budgets are cut, church is in decline
February 2014 brand new youth pastors, 8 weeks in, buying everything out of pocket
February 2014 youth ministry veteran who is starting over with 5 students
February 2014 rural Mississippi who can’t afford membership
February 2014 Youth Vision in Africa
February 2014 small town church with an administrator that won’t give budget for new resources
February 2014 small church in Orange with no budget
February 2014 couple in Arizona who are taking over a ministry
February 2014 another Buy 1 Give 1 scholarship nomination from someone in her city/area
February 2014 total brand new youth ministry startup
February 2014 church in Jacksonville, FL with no financial resources but great growth

What a surprise and BLESSING this generous gift will be for our youth program! I have the opportunity to formally announce this award to our church at our Christmas program Tuesday night, where we will give thanks to God as a community for His provision, as well as prayers of blessings for the businessman you mentioned who made this happen and for you and Download Youth Ministries for facilitating opportunities like these for groups like ours! Because of this generous gift, we are squared away for the first half of 2014, and I’m more excited now than I’ve been in a long time! I feel like a burden has been lifted – the time we spent trying to assemble interesting (to teenagers!) curriculum will be better invested in one-on-one time, small groups, or other opportunities to minister to their friends. We warmly and lovingly thank you.
Mark

January 2014 Church in Massachusetts with no youth pastor, no budget and 10 students looking for discipleship hour material
January 2014 California church with no budget needed some material for their Sunday school
January 2014 Youth Ministry that is meeting in a community center needs help for funding resources for the coming year
January 2014 Youth group is down to 3 students. Desperately needs help!
January 2014 Small church just lost their youth budget.
January 2014 New youth part-time pastor with no resources.
January 2014 Church wants music and music resources for their students but can’t afford any right now.
January 2014 Out of personal money to get resources, had to ask for help
January 2014 Canadian youth workers needing resources to help students with leadership
January 2014 Reveal YM has little or no resources for their 35 students
January 2014 Brad new to youth ministry as a volunteer leader, needs financial help and recommendations
January 2014 International church in Amsterdam needs help and struggling financially
January 2014 Rural youth ministry saving up for a flat screen to play games on, but doesn’t have games either!

I want to say a big thank you for the $50 free resources that you gave me, the teaching and training materiasl are great. It gave us additional new year boost for my youth leaders when they heard about this. And i personally thank to the local bussinesman, may God bless you abundantly. Your support shows us that we are not alone in running the ministry.
Best regards,
Jeff

December 2013 Presbyterian youth conference in Kenya needing assistance
December 2013 Church with extremely limited resources after senior pastor resigned this past summer
December 2013 Volunteer in ministry, no resources, startup
December 2013 Church hoping for December resources to get them into the new budget year
December 2013 Ministry that is all volunteer with no budget, all out of pocket expenses
December 2013 Church in Southern US with limited/no funds whatsoever and 11 students actively attending
December 2013 Children’s ministry spouse in Thailand hoping to surprise her husband with resources
December 2013 Youth ministry in Washington that has exploded in life change and attendance with absolutely no resources

Wow! Thanks Josh! This is great! Yes, please pass along my sincere thanks. I can’t wait to browse the resources and see what God has in store for our group through your ministry and our friend’s generosity! :)
In Christ,
Mandy

November 2013 Small church that just experienced a massive downturn in giving. Southern US.
November 2013 Church startup/split, has no resources at this early stage.
November 2013 Full-time work, little or no pay but God provides, needs help.
November 2013 Youth group grew to 30 students, but no budget at all. AG church
November 2013 Youth group went from 3 to 12! looking for small group resources
October 2013 Inner-city ministry in Pittsburg with no resources, run by volunteers
October 2013 Justified youth church with no resources, we took care of them!
October 2013 College youth ministry student & part-time volunteer at church

Wow! I’m blown away! Not only that I could get some help but that your response was so quick. I know that I shouldn’t be surprised by God’s blessings and peoples generosity but I still am every time. I have to admit that as I filled out the scholarship I didn’t really think that anything would happen just because I’m sure that there are people out there that need it more than we do. However, I feel totally blessed by anything that you can offer and personally, deeply encouraged that someone (that doesn’t even know our ministry) would help us out. Thanks a ton for this! Now I’m off to do some DYM shopping!
Thad

October 2013 Church in Alabama with a small budget in the 1st place, now on a church-wide spending freeze.
September 2013 Scripture Union in Rwanda
September 2013 A senior pastor in Georgia who is starting a youth ministry at his new church
September 2013 An inner-city youth ministry in Washington, DC with a 25-year veteran volunteer lead youth worker
September 2013 A rural youth ministry in Alabama, little to no available funds
August 2013 Air Force chaplain assistant needed resources with no funding
August 2013 Reach Beyond Limits Youth Ministry in Columbo, Sri Lanka
July 2013 Good News Community Center in Kisumu, Kenya
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