Recommended Resources: Top 5 Books to read when you’re starting out

There are so many great books out there on youth ministry, but it can be hard to know just which to read.  These five books cover Youth Ministry 101. All have proven the test of time in delivering sound theology and practice for making disciples of our young people. Filled with practical ideas for implementing the theory and theology within, they each provide a great resource for establishing a sound youth ministry and a great ‘return to the basics’ tool for seasoned youth leaders.

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).

top5fruitthatwill

Fruit that Will Last

by Tim Hawkins

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top5ministryofnurture

The Ministry of Nurture

How to build real-life faith into your kids

by Duffy Robbins

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top5youthbuilder

The Youth Builder

Reach Young People, Strengthen Families, and Change Lives Forever

by Jim Burns, Mike DeVries and Doug Fields

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top5yourfirst

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry

A personal and practical guide to starting right

by Doug Fields

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.top5counselingyouth

Handbook on Counselling Youth

A Comprehensive Guide for Equipping Youth Workers, Pastors, Teachers, Parents

by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler

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