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Article Archives

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.

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Monday, December 20, 2004
  • Special Christmas Issue: Scared to Say "Jesus"
Tuesday, December 7, 2004
  • Featured Article: The EITHER/OR Dichotomy- Is LIFESTYLE or VERBAL Evangelism More Effective When Reaching Out to Postmoderns?
  • An Affordable Evangelism Training Event for Your Student Leaders: Dare 2 Share Brings Greg Stier, David Crowder and More to Eight U.S. Cities ...
  • Something You Can Use: Wondering if there are Any Good Christmas Games, Ideas, or Discussions? Take a Peek!
  • Jonathan's New Book is Here: And We're Giving Away a Free "Outreach Resource CD" With Every Order
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
  • Featured Article: 5 Tips to Make Your "MOVIE NIGHT" Flop!
  • Something You Can Use: Napoleon Dynamite Night, the Perfect Christmas Break Event Idea!
  • Your Last Chance for the FREE 2005 Outreach Resource CD: Jonathan's Book is just one week from its release and we're giving away a CD with all pre-orders!
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
  • Featured Article: Madonna ... Searching for Something?
  • Something You Can Use: Toilet Seat Toss
  • One of the Greatest Resources for Training Your Leaders: Get the "Ready-made" PowerPoint Seminar called "Reaching Out to The Unchurched" for FREE with a pre-order of Jonathan's New Book.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
  • Something You Can Use: Three "Out of the Box" Event Ideas from the New 2005 Outreach Resource CD
  • What People Are Saying About Jonathan's New Book: Hear from Jim Burns, Chap Clark, Scott Rubin, Kurt Johnston, Walt Mueller, Wayne Rice, and more!
  • Jonathan Teaches at the Atlanta YS Convention This Weekend: Take Note of His New Time Slot
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
  • Something You Can Use: What Garbage Are We Allowing to Creep into Our Lives?
    - A Discussion Agenda-
  • The book Everyone's Talking About: Jonathan's Book is Now Available for Pre-purchase and We're Giving Away a Free CD with All Pre-orders!
  • Jonathan Trains Student and Adult Leaders in Milwaukee This Weekend
  • Jonathan Teaches at the Atlanta YS Convention: Take Note of His New Time Slot
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
  • Something You Can Use: "Radio" Video Clip Idea ... The Cost of Compassion
  • The Time Has Finally Arrived: Jonathan's Book is Available for Pre-purchase Today and We're Giving Away a Free CD to Celebrate!
  • This is the Last Week of $10 Registration for Jonathan's "Reaching Out To Unchurched Teenagers" Training in Milwaukee on 11/13
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
  • Featured Article: To Halloween or Not To Halloween? That is the Question!
  • Hayden Panettiere Interview: A Glimpse into Today's Culture
  • Register Now for Jonathan's "Reaching Out To Unchurched Teenagers" Training in Milwaukee, WI this November! $10
  • It's Finally Here: In Our Next EZINE issue, Free "2005 Outreach Resource CD" with the Pre-purchase of Jonathan's New Book
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
  • Jonathan Shares What's New and What's Coming Soon from THE SOURCE
  • Something You Can Use: A Movie Perfect for Halloween Weekend
  • This Week: YS Dallas, Krispy Kreme's, and Jonathan's New Book
  • Register Now for Jonathan's "Reaching Out To Unchurched Teenagers" Training in Milwaukee, WI this November!
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
  • Something You Can Use: Hurricane Discussion Starter
  • Small Group Opener: This and That
  • This Week: YS Anaheim, Krispy Kreme's, and Jonathan's New Book
Tuesday, September 7, 2004
  • Featured Article: 3 Things I hope to NOT See at the Pole!
  • An Event Idea You Can Use: Mugshots
  • New: A Ton of New Events on our EVENT IDEAS page
  • Featured Link: Free "Passion of the Christ" Curriculum
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
  • Featured: A Ton of New Video Clip Ideas
  • A Video Clip You Can Use: "Wide Awake" ... M. Night's first Film
  • A Great New Resource: Looking for a source for CLEAN FILMS?
  • Last Chance: This Week is the last chance for a free spot at the California YS Conference
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
  • Featured: The Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention
  • Something You Can Use: Amateur Olympics ... A Great Event Idea
Tuesday, August 3, 2004
  • Featured: Your ticket to the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention
  • Something You Can Use: "Innocence Theft," A Discussion Starter
  • New Movie Reviews: The Village, Thunderbirds, I Robot, Spidey II ...
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
  • SPECIAL ISSUE: This week, our EZINE was written by Danette Matty, an author/youth worker who has worked with us at "The Source" for a year now. You might recognize her name from her curriculum all over our web site or from her articles in magazines like "GROUP" or "Youthworker Journal."
  • Featured Article: Mean Church Girls
  • Something You Can Use: Purity - Girls Only, Project Esther: Spa Night, and Recommended Reading
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
  • Featured: "Out of the Box Outreach Event" Contest WINNER!
  • Something You Can Use: More Outreach Event Ideas
  • New Movie Reviews: Mandy Moore and the subtle lies in Chasing Liberty, and more
  • New On www.TheSource4YM.com Our New Growth Curriculum page
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
  • FEATURED: My Two Cents about "TWO BROTHERS"
  • SOMETHING YOU CAN USE: Two Sample Outreach Ideas That Work
  • LAST CHANCE FOR YOUR OWN SCREENING: This Thursday Entries Are Due- We are Rewarding You for Your Ideas - We Want Your "Outreach Event" Ideas and are Offering a Great Prize for the Number One Idea!
  • A GREAT NEW RESOURCE COMING NEXT WEEK: Our New "Growth" Curriculum Page
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
  • FEATURED: Rewarding You for Your Ideas — We Want Your "Outreach Event" Ideas and are Offering a Great Prize for the Number One Idea!
  • SOMETHING YOU CAN USE: "Return of the King" Discussion Starters
  • NEW MOVIE REVIEWS: CLICK HERE for "Return of King," "Monster," "Mystic River," "Along Came Polly"...
  • COMING SOON: Our New "Growth" Curriculum Page
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
  • Featured Article: This Weekend, Christianity "Dissed" and "Given Props" at the Box Office-"Saved" and "Raising Helen" Reviewed
  • Something You Can Use: More New Movie Reviews on our Movie Review Page: Troy, Ella Enchanted ...
  • Coming Next Month: Our New "Growth" Curriculum page
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
  • Featured Article: The Movie "Thirteen" revisited – A shocking but realistic glimpse of our culture
  • New Movie Review Page: Upcoming Reviews—"Raising Helen" and "Saved!"
Tuesday, May 4, 2004
  • Featured Article: Programming "Hanging Out" Time
  • Something You Can Use: End of Year All Nighter Ideas
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
  • Featured: Hideous Heap Contest Winners
  • This Saturday catch Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Tampa FL
  • Save by registering this week for the May 1st "Understanding & Reaching the Unchurched" Training in Southern CA!
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
  • Featured: Responses to Homosexuality Article
  • This Thursday is the deadline for our Annual Hideous Heap Contest: Rewarding You for Being a Poor Youth Worker
  • Register Now for Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training on either coast - in Tampa FL, or Southern CA!
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
  • Featured Article: Homosexuality - Dividing the Issues
  • Only A Couple Weeks Remaining of Our Annual Hideous Heap Contest: Rewarding You for Being a Poor Youth Worker
  • Register Now for Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Tampa FL, or Southern CA!
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
  • Featured Article: Moving Students to the Right ... Developing Student Leaders
  • A Resource You'll Want: Student Leadership Resources Offered Exclusively from "The Source."
  • Our Annual Hideous Heap Contest: Rewarding You for Being a Poor Youth Worker
  • Register now for Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Tampa, Western PA, or Southern CA!
Tuesday, March 9, 2004
  • Our Annual Hideous Heap Contest: Rewarding You for Being a Poor Youth Worker
  • Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training Coming to several U.S. Cities in the next few months!
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
  • Featured: Censoring Friends ... and Veggie Tales?
  • Something You Can Use: Complete Agendas/Curriculum for Your Midweek Program
  • Jonathan's FREE "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Western PA
  • YS Brings THE CORE training to 100 Cities this Spring
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
  • Featured Article: "Do You Feel Me Nephew?" Teen Lingo in 2004
  • Something You Can Use: New Teen Lingo Page
  • Something You Can Use: Valentines Day Activities
  • Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Huron-South Dakota this Saturday
  • The Passion of the Christ "Pre-release" FREE Small Group Curriculum
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
  • Featured: Over 50 New Games Added ... Easier to Access
  • Something You Can Use: Hunter, Puzzle Mixer, Alphabet Pockets ...
  • ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT of 50% off registration for Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Sacramento-CA February 7th
  • Jonathan's Training in Huron-SD, and Western PA
  • YS Brings THE CORE training to 100 Cities this Spring
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
  • Featured: Yet Another Super Bowl Party Idea
  • Something You Can Use: The www.TheSource4YM.com Super Bowl 38 Quiz is Here!
  • Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Sacramento-CA, Huron South Dakota, and more!
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
  • Featured Article: It's the Holy Spirit's Fault!
  • Something You Can Use This Week: Super Bowl 38 party ideas
  • Coming Soon: Another Ready-made Superbowl Quiz for Your Superbowl Event
  • Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Sacramento-CA, Huron South Dakota, and more!
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
  • Featured Article: "Oh, by the way!" Four Words Volunteers Hate to Hear
  • Something You Can Use This Week: "Bruce Almighty" Discussion Starter
  • Jonathan's "Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Sacramento