Sustainable Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries
Based on his own experience and on his many conversations and interviews with churches in crisis, DeVries pinpoints problems that cause division and burnout and dispels strongly held myths. He then provides the practical tools and structures pastors and church leaders need to lay a strong foundation for your ministry so that it isn't built on a person or the latest, greatest student ministry trend.
Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder & Brad Griffin
Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year- olds and as a result are growing--spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically.
Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry by Jeremy Steele
Prevenient grace has way more to say about how you plan your next lock in than you thought, and there is real theological power hidden in your fundraisers. This book is about just that: helping you reclaim the lost theological focus in the most practical parts of reaching the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus.
Beyond the Screen: Youth ministry for the connected, but alone generation by Andrew Zirschky
Beyond the Screen explores the reality that teenagers use these technologies in desperate bid for an intimacy and depth of relationship largely absent from face-to-face society and the church.