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Check out the archive of "Ezine" articles that Jonathan has written over the past years. Enjoy free games, ideas, video clips & reviews ... and much, much more.

For past artlice archives, choose a year:

Tuesday, December 17, 2002
  • More Christmas games you can use
  • Students in service. Serving the community as a weekly program
  • What about flaky student leaders? Jonathan addresses this issue many of us face.
  • Less than a month left of free shipping. If you haven't bought Jonathan's new book, now's the time to get it!
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
  • The human Christmas tree and More Christmas Games
  • Top 10 signs that your pastor's watching way too much Star Wars
  • Bought a gift for your staff or volunteers yet?
Tuesday, December 3, 2002
  • 5 steps to effective student leadership. Student Leadership for the new Millennium
  • Free shipping for Jonathan's new book! This month only, shipping in the US is FREE!
  • Setup your own free student email newsletter, another Great Resource from Youth Specialties
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
  • What did they just say? The ever changing "Teen Lingo". Is it important to know what "420" means?
  • New teen lingo
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
  • Two great resources. A free book full of topical discussion starters, and a hot conference you really want to consider.
Tuesday, November 5, 2002
  • Thanksgiving or Christmas event ideas. Events you can do this November or December
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
  • We want your stories! We want to know how we are helping you reach youth!
  • New stuff you can use! Even more resources.
  • Media update. Phil Chalmers will take a stand on the Howard Stern Show and the Montel Williams Show.
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
  • Ideas for October 31st. A Halloween gospel presentation, discussions, games and more!
  • Now the source has more "idea-power". The source is expanding to handle new additions to the web site.
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
  • Understanding and reaching the unchurched teen. Helpful hints from the training seminar Jonathan taught at the West Coast Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention
Monday, October 7, 2002
  • Fear factor/gross game additions. New gross games that people send in ... that don't necessarily get added (but are sure fun to read!)
  • Outreach models that work. Ministries reaching the unchurched.
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
  • Check out the new look. "The source" just got a face lift.
  • New talk/sermons page. Check out these FREE outlines and complete talks!
  • Free U.S. shipping on 6 books or more. Catch this great opportunity to equip your staff and volunteers with "The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want"
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
  • Are you reaching youth ... or the whole family? What's all this "Family based youth ministry" about anyway?
  • Affordable all day seminar near you. Helping families succeed seminars coming this fall! Special discount for all The Source "EZINE" subscribers!
  • Youth specialties free programming article featuring Jonathan's article "do games still work?"
Thursday, September 12, 2002
  • "World magazine" trashes us for gross games. My response to World Magazine's article "Stupid Church Tricks" which misrepresented The Source to readers
  • What the bible says about gross including a sample program outline, using a gross game
  • No more waiting "The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want" is here and being mailed out this week! Less than 400 FREE RESOURCE CD's left!
Wednesday, September 4, 2002
  • Stories, quotes, and illustrations you can use. Here's a bunch of ammo for your talks from the new 2002 Speakers Resource CD
  • Last week to pre-order The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want. Coming Next Week!
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
  • Jim Burns interviews Jonathan about internet resources
  • Two opportunities for more new four week series ... Jesus: Face to face
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
  • High impact speaking, Part III: Four essentials of effective talks
  • Two opportunities for more training as a speaker
  • Two opportunities for you as a paid speaker. Do you want to do some extra speaking engagements?
  • Pre-order Jonathan's new book starting new Monday. Check out what people are saying about Jonathan's book coming September 3rd.
Tuesday, August 6, 2002
  • High impact speaking, Part II: Not Just Speaking to Entertain, but to Make an Impact
  • Jay Laffoon speaking tips. Jay Laffoon, Dynamic Communicator Workshop Instructor, gives us FREE tips we can use in our ministry this Fall!
  • Two opportunities for more training as a speaker
  • Two opportunities for you as a paid speaker. Do you want to do some extra speaking engagements
  • The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want. Check out what people are saying about Jonathan's book coming September 3rd
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
  • High impact speaking, Part I: Not Just Speaking to Entertain, but to Make an Impact
  • Dynamic communicators workshop. Sharpen Your Skills at the YS Convention
  • Youth leaders: Free training. Host a Dynamic Communicators Workshop in your town.
  • Two opportunities for you as a paid speaker. Do you want to do some extra speaking engagements?
  • The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want. Check out what people are saying about Jonathan's book coming September 3rd
Tuesday, July 15, 2002
  • It's official, The Source is Now Serving You Full Time!
  • Free discipleship guide. Some Follow Up Help
  • The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want. Jonathan's Book Coming This Fall
Tuesday, June 18, 2002
  • Piano Smash - The Day the Music Died
  • Dealing with discipline. How Should I Handle This One?
  • Summer fun!
Tuesday, June 4, 2002
  • Exclusive Walt Muellar article. Today's Youth Worker:A Signpost Pointing to Truth
  • Free youth culture updates
  • National Youth Workers Convention
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
  • Waiting for sex. The Average Age Americans Get Married is 26 & 27. Does the World Think Students Can Wait That Long?!!
  • SEX DISCUSSION IDEA.
  • BRING THE "RECOMMENDING SEX" EVENT TO YOUR CITY. Telling kids the truth about sex, and equipping them not to set themselves up for failure! http://www.recommendingsex.com
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
  • Mixers. Quick Games That Get Students. Interactin' With Each Other.
  • Archive articles complete! Past Articles to Help Your Ministry.
  • Youth Specialties training. A Worthwhile Experience
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
  • Lost. An All Day Event They'll Never Forget.
  • Tough choices. Equipping Students to be making good choices about sex, drugs and music.
Tuesday, April 9, 2002
  • When my wife had enough. Balancing Family and Ministry.
  • Another successful use of duct tape. More kids taped to the wall!
  • Tough choices. Equipping Students to be making good choices about sex, drugs and music.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
  • Gross responses. Reactions "Ezine" readers sent in last week about gross games.
  • Jonathan's honest response. Gross Games ...Yay or Nay!
  • An easter video clip you can use this week and a few more...
  • Rewarding you for being a broke youth worker! Only a Little Time Left for the Hideous Heap Contest.
Tuesday, March 12, 2002
  • What's your take on gross games? Reactions to the Gross Games Article.
  • An event you can use this week. Heads or Tails?
  • Rewarding you for being a broke youth worker! The Hideous Heap Contest.
Tuesday, March 5, 2002
  • Rewarding you for being a poor youth worker! Youth Specialties Kicks in a Great Resource.
  • Dave Matthews Band discussion starter. Developing Discernment through Popular Music.
  • Church sued over gross game! An interesting article to consider.
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
  • Why your staff or volunteers should be like flatulation! More than Chaperones.
  • Can a bible study be too BIG? Deborah asks about her Pizza Bible study: "How do we keep their interest?"
  • Church sued over gross game! An interesting article to consider.
Tuesday, February 5, 2002
  • Selling out your family. A Valentine's Day Gift from the LAPD.
  • Dr. Steve Farrar speaks to the issue. Author of "Point Man" and "Finishing Strong" Responds to a Valentine's Day dilemma.
  • Controlling out of control kids. What's the balance between love and discipline?
  • Openers that get their attention. Taking a Step of Faith.
  • Valentine's day idea.
Tuesday, January 22, 2002
  • Ready-made super bowl party. A Great Event You Can Use.
  • Super bowl party quiz. A Fun Tool You Can Use.
  • New resource web site. Coming Next Month!
Tuesday, January 8, 2002
  • Remember Y2K? Larry Norman would be proud.
  • New games and ideas.
  • Coming this year. Some New Resources to Look for!









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