Category Archives: Youth Ministry Planning

Helpful new free resources

Here’s a few you won’t want to miss, both for parents and youth workers. I’ll start with youth workers… Continue Reading

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The Big Game QUIZ

It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means our annual free BIG GAME Quiz! For those of you have been following TheSource4YM.com for the past few years, you probably look forward to the fun little FREE resource we provide every … Continue Reading

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An Interview with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin

Effectively Resourcing Today’s Youth Workers An Interview with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin Both Doug and Josh have served on the front lines of youth ministry for literally decades. They are two of the leading thought-leaders in our profession and … Continue Reading

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Summer Youth Ministry

Youth ministers know we have a FREE TRAINING TOOLS page with all kinds of free training, including FREE TRAINING VIDEOS. (How to connect with kids, how to get teenagers talking, how to share your faith, how to lead games, how … Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Sex and Valentines Day

Valentines Day is rapidly approaching, romance is in the air, and there’s no better time to talk with today’s young people about sexual intimacy, specifically the “sexpectations” that many young people face around this holiday. Don’t worry, we’ve got some … Continue Reading

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Fun Resources for the BIG GAME

It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means our annual BIG GAME Quiz! For those of you have been following TheSource4YM.com for the past few years, you probably look forward to the fun little FREE resource we provide every year … Continue Reading

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The Math We Miss

Some youth workers aren’t very good at math. Let’s do a little simple math from my new SKINNY book about recruiting volunteers. If you lead a youth ministry and you take an honest look at the time you spend with … Continue Reading

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