The Reading List


The following is a pile of book recommendations for youth workers, volunteers or parents (or all of the above).  We realize there are many more books worthy of recommendation, but, hey, you gotta get started somewhere, right? Old Stack of Books

Small Group Strategies: Ideas & Activities for Developing Spiritual Growth in Your Students  
by Laurie Polich & Charlie Scandlyn
Youth Culture 101  by Walt Mueller 
A New Kind of Youth Ministry by Chris Folmsbee
Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People for Ministry
by Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens
Partnering With Parents In Youth Ministry 
by Jim Burns & Mike DeVries 
Best-Ever Games for Youth Ministry  by Les Christie
Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics Every Christian Should Know 
by Wayne Grudem 
Plugging In Parents: 200 Ways to Involve Parents in Youth Ministry
by Jim Burns, Jeanne Mayo, Rick Lawrence, etc.
Why True Love Waits: A Definitive Book on How to Help Your Youth Resist Sexual Pressure
by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler 
Serving With Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence
by David Livermore 
Deep Ministry in a Shallow World: Not So Secret Findings About Youth Ministry
by Chap Clark & Kara Powell 
Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right
by Doug Fields 
Faith Unfolded: A Fresh Look at the Reformed Faith 
by Jim Osterhouse (Faith Alive Resources)
Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture
by William Romanowski 
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
by Rich Grassel
Help! I'm a Volunteer Youth Worker  by Doug Fields
The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teenagers In Crisis 
by Rich VanPelt & Jim Hancock
Speaking to Teenagers: How to Think About, Create & Deliver Effective Messages
by Doug Fields & Duffy Robbins 
The Family Friendly Church  by Ben Freudenberg & Rick Lawrence 
Four Views of Youth Ministry & the Church 
by Mark Senter III, General Editor 
Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers  by Chap Clark
The Westminster Shorter Catechism (For Study Classes) 
by G.I. Williamson (P&R Publishing) 

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