To Youth

Note: many of the resources below are geared to a North American youth context.


NOTE: See annotations for many of these sites at

Al Menconi:
Apple Sauce Kids:
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding:
Creative Youth Ideas
Deeper Devotion – A Site for Growing Christian Students
EGAD! Youth group ideas:
FaithFreaks: (Christian youth myspace type site)
Go Campus Coaching Center:
Kid’s Sunday School Place:
Pastor 2 Youth:
Teen Sunday School Place:
Volunteer Power:
Youth Group Games Directory:
Youth Roots Digital Youth Rooms:
Youth Specialties: TONS of resources (North American) see their youth pastor recommended books
YouthWalk magazine:


Dill, Ellen Renee. “Planning for All Ages: Intergenerational Events Can Build Bridges in a Church.” Christian Ministry17, no. 2 (1986): 16-18.
Zahn, Andrew. “Connecting the Generations: How Churches are Building and Sustaining Ageintegrated, Multi-generational Ministry.” Leadership 23, no. 2 (2002): 37-42.
Francis, Rick The Inclusive Model: A Student Ministry Model for Today (2006) 38 page academic paper Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
McKee, Jonathan Youth Ministry Model: Making an Impact in the Lives of Kids in Your Community 


(NOTE: also deal with intergenerational relationships in the church at many are aimed for a north American audience)

Barna, George. Growing True Disciples: New Strategies for Producing Genuine Followers of Christ. Waterbrook Press, 2001.
Barna, George. Real Teens: A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001 (168 pages).
Barnes, Richard, and Allen Jackson. Teaching Youth: Leaders, Lessons and Lifestyles. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 2000.
Blandino, Stephen. Developing Student Leaders. Fort Worth:, 2001.
Boice, James M. Christ’s Call to Discipleship. Chicago, IL: Moody, 1986.
Borden, Paul D. Hit the Bullseye. Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 2003.
Boshers, Bo. Student Ministry for the 21st Century. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997.
Burns, Jim and Mike DeVries. The Youth Builder: Today’s Resources for Relational Youth Ministry. USA: Gospel Light, 2001 (TYB)
Burns, Jim. The YouthBuilder. California: Gospel Light Publishing, 2001.
Clark, Chap. Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers Published by Baker Academic
Creasy Dean, Kenda and Foster, Ron. The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry. Upper Room, 1998.
Creasy Dean, Kenda. Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for the Passionate Church. Eerdman’s Publishing.
Creasy Dean, Kenda, Chap Clark and Dave Rahn, ed. Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Dean, Kenda Creasy. Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Demarest, Bruce A. and Hazard, David. Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality. NavPress, 1999.
Dettoni, John M. Introduction to Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993.
DeVries, Mark. Family Based Youth Ministry. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
Dunn, Richard and Senter, Mark H. III. Reaching a Generation for Christ. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.
Eeman, Carl G. Generations of Faith: A Congregational Atlas. Alban Institute, 2002.
Evans, David M. Shaping the Church’s Ministry with Youth. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1965.
Fawcett, Bruce and Patterson, Rob. Missional Youth Ministry. Mississauga: CBM, 2004.
Fields, Doug. First Two Years in Youth Ministry published by Zondervan Publishing
Fields, Doug. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Youth Specialties, 2002 (304 pages).
Fields, Dough. Purpose Driven Youth Ministry: 9 EssentialFoundations for Healthy Growth. Manila: Philippines: OMF Literature Inc., 1998. (PDYM)
Flowers, Karen, and Ron Flowers. It Takes a Family: Discipling Children & Teens for Christ. Lincoln, NE: AdventSource, 2002.
Flowers, Karen, Ron Flowers, and Monte Sahlin. Passing the Torch. Lincoln, Nebraska: North American Church Ministries Resource Center, 1991.
Frazee, Randy and Willard, Dallas. The Connecting Church. Grand Rapids, Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Green, David, and Maxine Green. Taking a Part: Young People’s Participation in the Church. England: Halstan & Co. Ltd, 2000.
Griggs, Donald, and Patricia Griggs. Generations Learning Together: Learning Activities for Intergenerational Groups in the Church. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1976.
Author?. 130 Ways to Involve Parents in Youth Ministry. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, Inc., 1994.
Hagberg, Janet O. and Guelich, Robert A. The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith. Sheffield Publishing Company. 1995.
Howe, Neil and William Strauss. Millennials Rising: “The Next Great Generation” Vintage Books; New York; 2000.
Hybels, Bill. Courageous Leadership. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2002.
Johnson, Ronald. How Will They Hear If We Don’t Listen?Nashville, Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1994.
Johnston, Ray. Developing Student Leaders. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992.
Jones, Tony, ed. Post-Modern Youth Ministry: Exploring Cultural Shift, Creating Holistic Connections, Cultivating Authentic Community. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001
Kimball, Dan. The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations. Grand Rapids , MI: Zondervan Publishing, 2003 (272 pages).
Kirk, Daphne. Heirs Together: Establishing Intergenerational Cell Church. Stowmarket: Kevin Mayhew Ltd, 1998.
Lawrence, Rick. Jesus Centered Youth Ministry Group, 2007.
Littleton, Mark R., What’s In the Bible for Teens? Bethany House, 2007.
McDowell, Josh and Bob Hostetler. Beyond Belief to Convictions. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2002 (322 pages).
McDowell, Josh. The Disconnected Generation. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2000 (250 pages).
McDowell, Sean and Ray Wiley. Josh McDowell’s, Youth Ministry Handbook. Nashville: Word Publishing, 2000.
McLaren, Brian D. More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism as Dance In The Postmodern Matrix. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2002.
McLaren,Brian D. A New Kind of Christian. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Inc. , 2001
McLaren,Brian D. The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Inc., 2003.
McLuen, Dennis “Tiger” and Chuck Wysong. The Student Leadership Training Manual for Youth Workers. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2000.
McManus, Erwin Raphael. An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind. Loveland, Group Publishing Inc. 2001.
Mellichamp, Joseph McRae. Ministering in the Secular University—A Guide for Christian Professors and Staff. Carrollton, Texas: Lewis and Stanley, 1997. 149 pp.
Morgenthaler, Sally. Worship Evangelism. Grand Rapids, Zondervan Publishing, 1995.
Murphy, Troy. Programming with Purpose. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997.
Ogden, Greg. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time. Downers Grove, IVP. 2003.
Olson, Ginny, et al. Youth Ministry Management Tools. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Overholt, L. David and James Penner. Soul Searching the Millennial Generation. Toronto, Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 2002.
Posterski, Donald. True to You: Living our Faith in our Multi-minded World. Winfield, B.C., Wood Lake Books, 1995.
Quart, Alissa. Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers. Boulder, CO: Perseus Publishing, 2003 (256 pages).
Rainer, Thom S. Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2001.
Reid, Alvin L. Raising the Bar: Ministry to Youth in a New Millennium. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2004 (176 pages).
Rendle, Gil. The Multigenerational Congregation. Bethesda, MD: Alban Institute, 2002.
Rice, Wayne and Chap Clark et al. New Directions for Youth Ministry. Loveland: Group Publishing, Inc., 1998.
Richardson, Rick. Evangelism Outside the Box. Downers Grove: IVP, 2000.
Robbins, Duffy. The Ministry of Nurture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1990.
Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. Building Assets in Congregations: A Practical Guide for HelpingYouth Grow Up Healthy. Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 1998.
Root, Andrew Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation IVP Books, 2007
Senter, Mark and others. Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church. Grand Rapids , MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Sinsabaugh, Ginger. Help! I’m an Urban Youth Worker. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Sjorgren, Steve. Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the love of Jesus with Others. Ann Arbor, Servant Publications, 1993.
Strobel, Lee. Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry & Mary. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993.
Strommen, Merton P. Bridging the Gap: Youth and Adults in the Church. Minneapolis, MN:Augsburg Publishing House, 1973.
Student Impact Team. Creative Programs For Life Changing Camps and Retreats. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998.
Sweet, Leonard. Soul Salsa. Zondervan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; 2000.
Tapscott, Don Growing Up Digital “The Rise of the Net Generation McGraw Hill; New York; 1998
Thomas, Gary. Sacred Pathways. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2002
Thwaites, James. The Church Beyond The Congregation. Carlisle, U.K., Paternoster Press, 2000.
Ulmer, Dwayne. Basic Student Ministry. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 2000. (BSM)
White, James W. Intergenerational Religious Education. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press, 1988.
Whitesel, Bob, and Kent T. Hunter. A House Divided: Bridging the Generation Gaps in Your Church. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2000.
Wilkens, Michael. Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 1992.
Wilkens, Michael. In His Image: Reflecting Christ in Everyday Life. NavPress, 1997.
Willard, Dallas. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2002.

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