Recommended Resources: Top 5 Books for seasoned youth leaders

These books are for youth leaders asking, ‘What’s the next step?’. Combining a biblical framework with cultural insight and an honest critique of the church, they provide new thinking and understandings of youth ministry that may challenge current practice, counter inculturation, and offer ways of making disciples of Christ with a missional heart, that have the depth and strength to make a real difference to their neighbours and wider communities.

All these books can be borrowed from the John Kinder Theological Library via their online catalogue: firstly, become a member, and then request the title(s) you want. If the requested books are available, they will normally be sent to you the following day.

Alternatively, these books are available for purchase through Amazon and Book Depository (see the links provided below).

Growing Young

Growing Young

Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church

by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin

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Sustainable Youth Ministry

Sustainable Youth Ministry

Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do About It

by Mark DeVries

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Contemplative Youth Ministry

Practicing the Presence of Jesus

by Mark Yaconelli

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Family-Based Youth Ministry

Family-Based Youth Ministry

by Mark DeVries

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Presence Centered Youth Ministry

by Mike King

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