Youth Ministry Volunteer Podcast

Youth Ministry Volunteer Podcast


Youth ministry volunteer podcast, hosted by Erik w/a “k” Williams It’s a podcast for those who volunteer with middle school/junior high and high school students. These are practical conversations that will give you ministry tools to use right away. We want you to be the best volunteer you can be. Join us for the journey as we hear from experts in youth ministry from all over.


“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

Preparation is needed for great ministry.

Without God, man cannot do anything. Without man, God will not do anything.

Joshua was a great leader of the Israelites, leading them to the Promised Land.

Joshua went through great preparation in order for God to do great things in and through him.

Exodus 17:9,10,13-14 – Joshua led the victorious battle against the Amalekites

Exodus 24:13 – Joshua accompanied the Jewish leader to the mountain of God

Numbers 11:28 – Joshua was the attendant of Moses from his youth.

Numbers 13:16 – Joshua’s name changes from Hosea (salvation) to Joshua (the Lord saves)

Numbers 14:6-10,30,38 – Joshua, with Caleb and 10 others, spied out the land of Canaan. Joshua and Caleb were the only ones who urged the nation to possess the land and, thus, they were the only ones who actually entered the land.

Numbers 27:18-23 – Joshua was indwelt with the Holy Spirit, and was commissioned to serve the Lord for the first time.

Numbers 32:12 – Joshua follows the Lord faithfully

Deuteronomy 31:23 – Joshua commissioned a second time

Deuteronomy 34:9 – Joshua was filled with the spirit of wisdom

When we get to Joshua 1, I wonder if the trusting God was trusting in God above his experience.

Still, preparation was key for Joshua to be who he was and how he was going to lead.

Preparation does not mean knowing everything, but being ready for anything.

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage, with great patience and careful instruction – 2 Timothy 4:2

The role of a youth leader is to teach the Word of God to their students.

This can come in teaching in main session, large group – or through small group questions.

Our role is to teach the Word of God, completely, to our students.

Here, the word prepared (or to be ready), gives the idea of urgency or readiness, like a soldier prepared to go into battle.

That they are ready and able to teach God’s word when it’s popular and not popular, convenient or not convenient.



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