Monthly Archives: March 2016

Free Ministry-Leaders Training in NorCal

Recruiting volunteers ain’t like it used to be. Volunteers have changed. Have you changed too? I love ministry leaders.. and ministry leaders love FREE. So Saturday, April 9th I’m teaching a free training workshop in Northern California for any ministry … Continue Reading

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3 Tips Speaking to Kids… Who Don’t Want to Listen

A few months ago a youth worker from El Paso, TX called me up and asked, “Do you want to speak at school assemblies for a week in Texas?” If I would have answered him honestly, I would have responded, … Continue Reading

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Top 30 Youth Ministry Blogs

This month YouthMinistry.com posted the Top 30 Youth Ministry blogs and thanks to readers like you, we made the list… twice! They listed THE SOURCE FOR YOUTH MINISTRY in slot No. 5, and then my personal blog JonathanMcKeeWrites.com in slot … Continue Reading

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I’m On Your Radio Today

This week I’ll be interviewed by Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine on Family Life Today, aired on over 1400 radio stations in the US. I’ll be their guest three days in a row starting today- March 16, 17 and 18, … Continue Reading

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Do Carl’s Jr.’s Sexy Ads Sell?

Does sex sell? Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is known for their over-the-top sexy ads. From Paris Hilton sensually washing a Bentley while eating a burger, to two girls getting in a scuffle at the BBQ grill and seductively intertwining to eat the … Continue Reading

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Top 3 qualities I’m looking for when I hire

Someone just asked me, “Jonathan, we’re looking for a new youth pastor. What would you look for in a youth pastor?” What would you say? Good speaker? Kids like them? Organized? (Those are the ones I hear from people frequently.) … Continue Reading

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Putting answers in the hands of young people

Working with teenagers, I always have my eyes open for relevant books, evangelism tools and devotionals (last year I even answered that question in this blog, “Any good resources for my mentors to develop our student leaders?”). This week I … Continue Reading

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