In past shows President Jim Daly and Co-Host John Fuller have interviewed me about “Teens and Screens” or parenting…but this week they’re doing something a little different Continue reading “I’m On Your Radio Today and Tomorrow” »
Classic 2 minute video trending on YouTube right now… probably in part to Craig Groechel’s amazing post where he played this video and talked about it. (Shout out to Craig- he can preach!)
The video is from “Sister Pooh,” and let me just say this: She is an amazing communicator!
It’s been a pretty busy travel schedule so far in 2018… am I headed your way?
This weekend I head to SC, then a nice little rest for the weeks surrounding Easter… then back to it in May. Take a peek at my speaking calendar HERE and if I’m in your area come hear me speak at a church near you or teaching one of my FREE parent workshops?
Here’s a glimpse of the next few months… still a few openings Continue reading “Headed your way” »
That all camps should emulate
I’ve been speaking at Camp Timber-lee in Wisconsin for over a decade now, and this past weekend I was thinking, This camp does soooooooooo many things right… I wish every camp could visit and glean from the experience.
So here’s the next best thing. Here are 7 things I see them doing right again and again and again for their winter camp weekend retreats…
1. Kids start having fun the second they arrive.I’ve been to countless camps where kids don’t get to do their favorite thing—hang out—until literally the second day after lunch. Really. A lot of camps immediately file kids into a long program, then small groups, then bed, then breakfast, then another program, some forced rec time, then lunch… THEN finally free time! Camp Timber-lee has free time programmed for the Continue reading “7 Things This Camp Does Right” »
It’s been an interesting week, with my new bullying book releasing yesterday, and doing a two day show about bullying with Focus on the Family…
But honestly, my mind is on tonight.
Tonight and tomorrow my friends Sean McDowell, Greg Stier and Caleb Kaltenbach are joining together with me to speak to church leaders about reaching LGBTQ youth at our Anchored Leadership Conference.
We are excited, yet nervous, about this event because we know Continue reading “please pray for us” »
This isn’t your typical conference. It’s just something my friends Sean McDowell, Greg Stier and I were talking about… and we were like, “Let’s do it!”
And so we did.
I’m talking about the Anchored Leadership Conference in just a couple weeks on November 2 and 3… either in SoCal or live-streamed that week (if you can’t watch it live, you can actually replay it once that week for up to one week).
We put together the conference because it’s addressing hands down the biggest issue we’ve been getting questions about in the last two years Continue reading “Sooooooooo excited” »
Notice I didn’t say “helping kids who are bullied.” This is where my training will immediately differ from others. I’m not just advocating help for kids who have been picked on, but help for the bullied, bullies and bystanders. After hundreds of interviews and 100+ hours of research for my upcoming book The Bullying Breakthrough… I found that most kids fall into one of three categories Continue reading “Helping Bullied, Bullies AND Bystanders” »
I’m so excited how this conference is coming together… sign up now! AnchoredLeadershipConference.com
(and hit REFRESH on your browser if you’ve visited the site before… the main page has new buttons that need to be refreshed to hit the registration button)
A few months ago I was eating dinner with a couple who had been in youth ministry for several decades, took a 5 year break, and just began serving in youth ministry again this year. The husband leaned over to me and said, “Jonathan, everything’s different! I’ve got kids who say they’re ‘pan’ or ‘a-gender’. I’ve got a girl who doesn’t want to be a she or even a he… she wants to be a ‘they.'” Then he asked me, “What the heck has happened in the last 5 years?!!”
Great question. And I answered it in this quick little YouTube video…
This is what prompted us to launch the Anchored Leadership Conference… check it out HERE! (One day early bird registration is this Thursday!)
As requests are coming in for speaking this fall, I wanted to let you know about a new workshop I’m launching… FOUR CONVERSATIONS! It’s the first parent workshop I’m doing where I have parents and kids in the same room!
Right now my go-to workshop for parents is PARENTING THE SMARTPHONE GENERATION… I taught this workshop in almost 30 churches in the U.S. last year Continue reading “Four conversations parents must have” »