Join us for our monthly Youth Leadership Initiative Lunch!

Our monthly lunches are designed for adult ministry leaders working with youth who are eager to build a peer community and gain knowledge on relevant ministry topics. Leaders are invited for the purpose resourcing, collaboration, and being encouraged in their ministry.

Why meet for lunch?

Each month, the lunches we host are centered around rich conversation at the table. Guest speakers share their expertise on topics involving leadership, spirituality, healthy church practices, and relevant youth ministry issues. Our hope is that leaders walk away with a renewed sense of community, a network of ministry leaders, and tools they can use in their ministry contexts.

To participate in our next lunch,
simply register below:

The first 25 people to register will receive a free copy of the book 
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting right by Doug Fields.

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting right

The lunches are completely free and lunch is provided! Once your RSVP is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with details including directions, parking information, and further elaboration on the speakers and topics addressed.

Next Lunch Details

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Azusa Pacific University East Campus, LAPC
Address:  901 E Alosta Ave., Azusa CA 91702

Deadline to register is Monday, May 20.

DAP APU SOT Youth Pastors Lunch

Description: “Resilience in Youth Ministry ” – Throughout his 40 years of ministry, Doug Fields has prioritized his roles as a husband, father, and grandfather. His ministry calling has led him to serve youth and families as a pastor, consultant, speaker, and author. He will speak to us on resilience and longevity in ministry, weaving together personal stories and leadership principles he has learned along the way.

May Lunch Speaker

Doug Fields

Doug Fields

Marriage, Family, and Youth Pastor at Mariners Church
Co-Founder and President, Download Youth Ministry
Director of Training, HomeWord
Chairman of the Board, Milele Home

Doug is a 40-year youth ministry veteran currently serving as Youth Pastor at Mariners Church in Southern California, where he also teaches monthly Marriage Matters seminars. He is the co-founder of which equips youth pastors with resources, conferences, and online training events. As the Director of Training at HomeWord, he speaks to thousands of parents, teenagers, and leaders, encouraging his listeners to build God-honoring families. He is the Chairman of the Board at Milele Home, which ministers to youth living in the streets in Kenya, encouraging them toward holistic redemption and becoming change agents in their communities. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and he is the author of over 50 books on topics such as youth, families, parenting, and marriage.

Thank you for joining our monthly Youth Leadership Initiative lunch! We look forward to seeing you there.