Go to your local skate park at around 6 or 7 pm. Take a grill and some coolers of water, lemonade, and soda. Grill up the hotdogs and yell “FREE HOTDOGS!” Kids will surround your grills and start eating and talking. Kids begin to ask why you're there. Just tell them “cuz we care about you.” Sometimes the door opens to share the Gospel with them and talk about Christ's love. This has been a great bridge to getting kids to youth group.
LJ Ochoa, Youth Pastor-The Building of New Beginnings / Inter-Denominational, Burley, ID
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.