The Youth Ministry Questions Podcast
What are the characteristics of great volunteer youth workers?

What are the characteristics of great volunteer youth workers?

June 22, 2021

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 if you are a youth pastor trying to recruit volunteer youth workers - this is an important episode for you. You'll find Mel's answers to be very practical and relevant for you.

How Can Youth Workers Make the Best Use of Summer?

How Can Youth Workers Make the Best Use of Summer?

June 11, 2021

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, "How can youth workers make the best use of summers?". We think you'll find this episode to be very practical and offer some important suggestions. 

How Can Small Youth Groups Make a Big Impact?

How Can Small Youth Groups Make a Big Impact?

June 5, 2021

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 any size church can make a big impact in the lives of kids. There is great potential for youth ministry even in small youth groups. You'll find Mel's comments here to be refreshing and encouraging. 

How to Help Your High School Grads to Transition Out of Youth Group to Somewhere Else?

How to Help Your High School Grads to Transition Out of Youth Group to Somewhere Else?

May 19, 2021

"How to Help Your High School Grads to Transition Out of Youth Group to Somewhere Else?"  In this episode Mel Walker reports that most of today's college students never hear from their home church. What a shame!!! Here he presents 5 important ways YOU can continue to minister to those students who graduate from high school and then leave for college or the military. These students are the products of your ministry and it is imperative for you and your church to stay in touch with them. 

How to help your church’s high school graduates transition out of youth group into big church?

How to help your church’s high school graduates transition out of youth group into big church?

May 10, 2021

In this episode of his Youth Ministry Questions podcast, Mel Walker answers this important and timely question, "How to help your church's high school graduates transition out of youth group into big church?" 

The number of high school graduates walking away from their spiritual roots is staggering. Mel believes that any church, anywhere can help their high school graduates transition into "big church" by helping them with a few practical, yet intentional transitional action steps. If you are a church leader in any capacity - you should listen to this podcast and implement Mel's practical ideas. 

What Can Churches Do To Support & Encourage Their Young People?

What Can Churches Do To Support & Encourage Their Young People?

May 4, 2021

"What can churches do to support and 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 kids. Mel takes a few moments in today's podcast to share his heart on the importance of churches praying for kids. Plus, he shares a few ideas of how to do that. All church leaders will want to listen to today's episode of "Youth Ministry Questions."

What Are Some of the Positive Aspects of Youth Ministry?

What Are Some of the Positive Aspects of Youth Ministry?

April 20, 2021

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 contrary". In this episode he makes the compelling case that churches as a whole would do well to implement some of these positive aspects. In fact, Mel believes that if "big church" would practice these characteristics, more young adults would stay in church instead of walking away. Please listen to Mel's heart as he shares this important talk. 

Why Should Youth Ministry Be a Priority?

Why Should Youth Ministry Be a Priority?

April 13, 2021

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 he has seen in local churches today. Please listen to this important episode of the podcast. 

What will parents and students need from youth ministry after COVID?

What will parents and students need from youth ministry after COVID?

March 22, 2021

In this episode of the Youth Ministry Questions podcast, Mel shares some practical and timely suggestions for youth workers to think through to help both parents and students following the coronavirus situation. Plus, he shares a few quick words about an important resource for teens. 

What Can We Do About the Lack of Loyalty to the Church?

What Can We Do About the Lack of Loyalty to the Church?

March 3, 2021

In this episode of the Youth Ministry Questions podcast, Mel Walker answers this timely and relevant question, "What Can We Do About the Lack of Loyalty to the Church?" Mel shares his observations and thoughts based upon his recent conversations with youth pastors. This is an important topic in our post-COVID world where people may not be as loyal to church programming as they once were. We hope this session is helpful. 

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