Convinced. Student Devotional

Convinced. Student Devotional

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Why Are Young People Not Actively Considering Career Ministry? 28/10/2021

Why Are Young People Not Actively Considering Career Ministry? This is a very personal episode of Mel Walker's podcast since all 3 of Mel & Peggy's children are in full-time career ministry, he spent over 20 years of his own ministry serving in 2 different Bible colleges & seminaries, and he has spent the majority of the past 45 years encouraging younger genera...

What to do if your church does not have a youth pastor? 20/10/2021

What to do if your church does not have a youth pastor? Current church trends reveal that most churches, for a wide variety of reasons, do not have a youth pastor. So, how can a church reach and impact younger generations without having someone with the fulltime responsibility to do that? In this episode of our podcast Mel Walker answers this key questio...

Why Should Ministry Leaders Be On Social Media? 07/10/2021

Why Should Ministry Leaders Be On Social Media? Mel answers an important ministry question in this episode of his podcast by answering this, "Why Should Ministry Leaders Be On Social Media?" He understands that there is a lot of negativity surrounding the use and misuse of social media these days - and Mel dives right in to the issue in this epis...

How Can the Church‘s Senior Leaders Learn About Emerging Generations? 27/09/2021

How Can the Church‘s Senior Leaders Learn About Emerging Generations? Listeners to this episode of Mel Walker's "Youth Ministry Questions Podcast" will hear him answer this key question in a bold and honest manner, "How Can the Church's Senior Leaders Learn About Emerging Generations?" In both of Mel's recent online webinars on Generation Alpha and Emerging Generation...

What Are the Cultural Trends Youth Workers Will Face This Year? 03/09/2021

What Are the Cultural Trends Youth Workers Will Face This Year? In this episode of Mel's "Youth Ministry Questions" Podcast he shares some of his observations about the cultural trends youth workers will face in youth group this Fall. Mel talks about some of the serious trends that he has noticed - and challenges other youth workers to use their observation skil...

How Can We Balance Our Families and Ministries? 27/08/2021

How Can We Balance Our Families and Ministries? In this episode of the Youth Ministry Questions podcast Mel Walker answers maybe the "most asked" question in ministry, "How Can We Balance Our Families and Ministry?" This is certainly a common question and a common concern with today's ministry leaders. Mel has lived this issue. His kids are grown...

How to Gear Up for Your Fall Program? 29/07/2021

How to Gear Up for Your Fall Program? In this episode Mel shares some practical ideas about how any church, anywhere can gear up for their Fall program for youth ministry. In "How to Gear Up for Fall?", Mel discusses 5 basic principles that will help any youth worker think through what to do to get ready for their Fall program. We trust...

How Can Ministry Leaders Stay Current in Ministry? 20/07/2021

How Can Ministry Leaders Stay Current in Ministry? In this episode Mel shares his heart, along with some very practical advice, on "how ministry leaders can stay current in ministry". Listeners will find this podcast to be very beneficial and balanced as he lists 5 keys ways that youth workers, or any ministry leaders, can stay current in ministry.....

How to Recruit Great Volunteer Youth Workers? 28/06/2021

How to Recruit Great Volunteer Youth Workers? In this episode Mel answers this key question, "How to Recruit Great Youth Workers?" Here he presents a very important principle of working with "volunteers" - and that is to recruit them instead. In this episode he shares 5 very important principles from Luke 9 & 10 about recruiting people to serve...

What are the characteristics of great volunteer youth workers? 22/06/2021

What are the characteristics of great volunteer youth workers? In this episode of the Youth Ministry Questions podcast Mel answers this question, "What are the characteristics of great volunteer youth workers?" Here he discusses 5 key qualities of Godly youth workers. If you are a volunteer youth worker, if your church is looking for volunteer youth workers, or...

How Can Youth Workers Make the Best Use of Summer? 11/06/2021

How Can Youth Workers Make the Best Use of Summer? Summers are a strategic time of the year for youth workers. Some churches postpone their regular ministries during the summer while other churches add programming to make use of the students' free time. In this episode of the Youth Ministry Questions podcast, Mel Walker answers this key question, "H...

How Can Small Youth Groups Make a Big Impact? 05/06/2021

How Can Small Youth Groups Make a Big Impact? In this episode of "Youth Ministry Questions", our host Mel Walker answers this key question, "How can small youth groups make a big impact?" Sometimes youth workers in small youth groups get frustrated by a lack of kids, budget, facilities, etc. Here Mel talks about key ways any size youth group in...

26/05/2021

Parents and youth workers, this is the ideal devotional for your young people this summer. Help them to develop their own Biblically-based decisions. They'll learn to apply God's Word to various life's issues. You can purchase copies at: www.YouthMinistryQuestions.com or send a note to [email protected] if you would like a discount for multiple copies for your youth group. Honestly, this is an incredible resource!!

What Can Churches Do To Support & Encourage Their Young People? 04/05/2021

What Can Churches Do To Support & Encourage Their Young People? As Mel states in this episode of his podcast, there are way too many discouragers today. Many of today's kids are struggling with fear and uncertainty. Churches must be places that support and encourage kids. Maybe the best way to do that is to pray specifically, individually, and intentionally for....

What Are Some of the Positive Aspects of Youth Ministry? 20/04/2021

What Are Some of the Positive Aspects of Youth Ministry? In this episode Mel Walker answers this key question, "What are some of the most positive aspects of youth ministry?" In some circles youth ministry has a bad reputation with some saying it's all about entertainment, fun and games, or consumerism (giving kids want they want). Mel believes "quite the...

Why Should Youth Ministry Be a Priority? 13/04/2021

Why Should Youth Ministry Be a Priority? In this episode of "Youth Ministry Questions", Mel Walker answers this important question - "Why Should Youth Ministry Be a Priority?" In many churches today youth ministry is not the priority it once was. Mel discusses here the positive aspects of youth ministry and talks about some of the trends h...

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