Your First Decade in Youth Ministry Conference (Irvine, CA)

Your First Decade in Youth Ministry Conference (Irvine, CA)

GOLD members pay $226.85
Let us help you with your First Decade of Youth Ministry! Training, community, laughter and loads of fun. 8 sessions, late night options, full access to speakers & massive fun and giveaways. This event will change your future.
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October 15-17, 2024

Mariners Church - Irvine, CA


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Join us for helpful, practical training, access to personalized coaching, inspiration, idea-sharing, laughter, smaller learning options all from people who get you and stand shoulder to shoulder with you in the trenches of youth ministry!

This experience is an all-access three-day event with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin at their home church [Mariners Church] in Southern California.

200+ years of youth ministry experience to learn from this group of people … yup, we’ve been doing this for a long time, and are all still serving in the local church youth ministry to this day.

Why a “First Decade in Youth Ministry” Conference?

After decades in the trenches of youth ministry we've learned a vital truth: longevity is key. It's not just about clocking-in the years; it's about unlocking the power that can only come from staying “in it” a long time… nurturing meaningful relationships, showing up consistently, developing habits and skills that help create an environment for a lasting impact on the lives of teenagers. 

And that's why we've put this conference together–to meet you right where you are, offering the support and encouragement you need to press on toward your first decade in ministry.

  • If you’re in the first few years and starting out, this is the place to get a HUGE head start on how to do it.

  • If you’re in it for a while and looking for some actual training, this is the place for you

  • If you’ve been in youth ministry for a while but need the community, friendship and latest tactics to reach students, we’ve got you covered

  • This conference is LOADED with ideas, skill training and laughter you desperately need

  • Taught by people actually still doing youth ministry, who believe in the impact of your role because they experience it firsthand

Simply put, we want you to do GREAT ministry for a LONG time. This will give you a HUGE boost for the year and coaching toward a bigger vision of a career and impact that can be measured in decades, not months or years.


October 15-17, 2023

Limited spots! Get in now to guarantee your seat.



Starts: Tuesday 2pm

Ends: Thursday 3pm



Mariners Church

5001 Newport Coast Dr. Irivne, CA 92603



(SNA) Orange County Airport [10 min from Mariners]

(LAX) Los Angeles [70-200 minutes depending on traffic]



Limit one ticket per person. Need multiple tickets? Have each person create a DYM account and grab their own ticket. Contact support if you need help!

Sorry, no refunds.

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