Resources to Encourage the Next Generation

5 Reasons Why Generation Alpha Will Change the Future of Youth Ministry

New Generations Change Things Most of today’s youth workers are probably Millennials[1] – the generation we were told would change everything. With the recent surge of immigration, this age group became America’s largest generation[2] – and has certainly emerged as the most influential population segment in this country’s history. In generational sequence, the Millennials were… Keep Reading

11 Things My Parents Did Right

I greatly appreciate my parents and the generational legacy in my family. As far back as I know which, thanks to services and tools like “Ancestry.com”, goes all that way back to the 1600’s – my ancestors have been believers. There is no doubt, with great indebtedness to God’s grace and His will, my forefathers… Keep Reading

How Can Small Youth Groups Make a Big Impact?

A recent report stated that the average church in America has about 75 people, 4 of whom are teenagers. I don’t know if that description fits your church, but the report shows that the typical church is nowhere near the size of a megachurch. Sure, mega churches get lots of attention, but let’s face it;… Keep Reading

Resources on Generation Alpha – by Mel Walker

Video Podcast: “How will COVID-19 Affect Generation Alpha?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV_Cf7xCWEY Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Torgru5cOTY Webinar Notes (including PDF of Webinar PowerPoint slides): https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youthministryquestions.com%2Fs%2Falpha-notes_booklet_final.pdf Series of Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-youth-ministry-questions-podcast/id1562519123 Articles: https://blog.youthspecialties.com/5-reasons-why-youth-workers-should-learn-now-about-generation-alpha/? fbclid=IwAR0UoB0kqHU2XVD1RMy_ehyu0ORE08hh4W3-EtTkGfTLsyvR3PC_BcijRRA https://www.christianity.com/wiki/christian-life/how-will-covid-19-impact-generation-alpha.html Keep Reading

How can churches help their high school graduating seniors to transition from youth group to “big church”?

This year’s graduation season may look more familiar than what we all experienced last year. Just a year ago our Spring calendars were strangely empty of high school graduations, open houses, and other end-of-the-year events for high school seniors and their families. The COVID crisis had put the brakes on all those activities. This year… Keep Reading

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