My Favorite Resources and Training from 2010

If you’re like me, you’re already off to “full sprint” in 2011.

Here’s some of my favorite free resources and training that our ministry provided in 2010. What were yours? I covet your feedback!

Use the comment feature and tell me which of our tools have helped you in this past year!

Here’s a quick glimpse of mine!


1. My absolute favorite free training resource we provided last year was the training video “Connecting With the Six Types of Kids.” This video provides a great summary of youth ministry and lays the foundation for relational ministry. This video is a peice of my Connect Training Workshop and my book, CONNECT: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation.

2. My second favorite resource in 2010 is our totally revamped MUSIC DISCUSSIONS page. This page now has comment and rating features, and the ability to organize them by artist, title, topic or user rating. Very cool stuff. That page also has a ton of new discussions. You’ll see Crowder’s Shine, and Everything Glorious, Rihanna’s Only Girl, Airplanes from B.o.B, Taylor Swift’s Mine, TobyMac’s Lose My Soul… and more!

3. How can I ignore the entirely new website we just launched for parents This is an amazing new resource for parents.

4. I love the Youth Culture Window article reviewing the music and the messages of the 17 different songs that went #1 during the year 2010.

I highlighted even more of my favorites in my EZINE this week, including my favorite Youth Culture Window articles of the year. Check that out here.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, and You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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3 Responses to My Favorite Resources and Training from 2010

  1. Jon Forrest says:

    I’m leaning toward the Music Discussions page. I use the fire out of that thing. One of my parents has sat in class twice in the past year and both times I’ve used a Nickelback song. He asked, “is this church or a nickel back concert.” in a nice way. I might have never found Shine by David Crowder without it.
    But if I had to pick the big one thing, I’d say…..wait for it….. Your bullying article where you opened up the family vault. It wasn’t just tremendous heart felt writing, it was spot on info.
    What an awesome source. And oh yeah, it’s free.

  2. Thanks Jon. I like the Music Discussions page too. I actually used the SHINE discussion last week teaching a group of adults at my church. Fun stuff!

  3. Michelle says:

    I have to agree with Jonathan’s top pick, the Connect training. The book was excellent, and I bought a copy for all of my team. When we began our actual training, having the video made my job that much easier!

    I also LOVE the Movie Clip Discussions, and use them regularly. We have a weekly Bible study called “Blockbuster Bible Study,” and I refer often to this page for help.

    Thanks for ALL of the great FREE resources!