Each week during the school year I hang out on the sidewalk in front of our church as students from the nearby junior high school walk home. I hand out free sodas and snacks and have footballs or discs to play with. I spend the time getting to know the youth and inviting them to our youth events.
I have gotten to know so many youth in our community and it really has made people aware of our church. We have a number of youth attending events because of Sidewalk Talk.
Benjamin Squires, Associate Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, WI
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; 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.