Author Archives: Jonathan McKee

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.

I regret not saying anything

When victims of bullying experience three additional risk factors, like fighting at school, being threatened or injured at school, and/or skipping school out of fear for their safety, they were far more likely to bring a weapon to school. Continue Reading

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How to Lose Volunteers Quickly

Don’t forget to thank your volunteers consistently and specifically. Take time to notice what’s going on and compliment them about something you observed. Continue Reading

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Where to Get Practical Parenting Help

I always write these articles based on the biggest questions I’m hearing from parents I encounter in daily life and at my parent workshops… Continue Reading

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The math behind 300 one night stands

Anyone else find it a little surprising in today’s climate that multiple songs like this in the top of the charts are admitting to treating women like this? Continue Reading

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Super Bowl Party Quiz

And this year… we’ve also included a free SlideShow game as an alternative! Continue Reading

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the three vital practices of today’s youth pastor

My quick thoughts are to never let PROGRAM trump PEOPLE. In other words, don’t get so focused on your Wednesday night worship practice and games that you ignore what’s important—which is connecting caring adults with kids. Continue Reading

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voices unheard

How can an entire campus know that there is going to be a fight after school—and adults actually warned about it—and yet a kid gets chased by a mob and beat to the ground until literally hospitalized, while campus security toss a football back and forth? Continue Reading

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Top 40 Youth Ministry Blogs

It’s always nice to be included in a list of great influencers… and I was humbled to be in the mix in this year’s Top 40 Youth Ministry Blogs list posted last week (even though they somehow think we only … Continue Reading

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Mom, Is Justin Bieber a Christian?

Imagine God’s confusion when he looks at our lives at times. Continue Reading

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I just got a facelift

So enjoy the new look and new top bar navigation for both our PARENTS page and YOUTH MINISTRY page. If you are making a difference in the lives of kids… we want to make your job easier! Continue Reading

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