Partnering with Parents in Youth Ministry: The Practical Guide to Today's Family-Based Youth Ministry
by Jim Burns & Mike DeVries
This book is a guide to family-based youth ministry. The authors describe what family-based youth ministry is and give tips on how to partner with parents in ministering to their children.
Published by Bethany House Publishers in 2003
Shift: What it Takes to Finally Reach Families Today
by Brian Haynes
In this book Haynes writes about a practical way plan that equips parents to be the faith influencers in their homes.
Published by Group Publishing in 2009
For Heaven's Sake! Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully
by Marilyn Sharpe
In this book Marilyn Sharpe helps us examine what it means to understand parenting as a quintessentially spiritual journey. It brings together the wisdom of the experts—those in the field of child development, those who daily live with and shape the lives of children, and by children themselves. Ideal for parents, grandparents, teachers, and childcare providers.
Published by Quill House Publishers in 2009
Faith Forming Faith: Bringing New Christians to Baptism and Beyond
by Paul E. Hoffman
The author writes about what Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle has discovered in the way they do and prepare for baptism and in how they bring in and include new members in their congregation. The book also talks about living the life of faith amongst God's people.
Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers in 2012
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible
by Elizabeth Drescher and Keith Anderson
This book is a practical resource guide for leaders who want to expand ministry by using digital media. Keith Anderson is an ELCA Pastor.
Published by Morehouse Publishing in 2012
The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways
by Meredith Gould
If you are thinking about using social media in your ministry this is a very good and short book to read. It is also a good resource for church outreach and evangelism committees.
Published by Liturgical Press in 2013
Emerging Ministry: Being Church Today
by Nathan C. P. Frambach
This book is a part of the Lutheran Voices series. In this book the author writes about the current culture of the church and how ministries are emerging to live in the changing church.
Published by Augsburg Fortress in 2007
Reclaiming the ''C'' Word: Daring to Be Church Again
by Kelly A. Fryer
This book is a part of the Lutheran Voices series. In this book the author gets you thinking about how God calls the church to be a part of God's mission. She gives practical advice on how to transform our ideas of church and what that means for our daily lives.
Published by Augsburg Fortress in 2006
Reclaiming the '' L'' Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core
In this book Fryer writes about renewing congregations by living out the core teachings of our Lutheran faith.
Published by Augsburg Fortress in 2003
Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe
by Erin S. Lane
Lane writes about her experience in visiting and choosing churches. She writes about the current culture of churches, religion and our country. Erin also writes about what she thinks the "nones & dones" are looking for in spirituality & church.
Published by IVP Books in 2014
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller
In this book Miller looks at the Christian faith in new ways. He wonders if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture. To him it is, but in new ways and in some old ways. His book is a fresh and original perspective on life, love and redemption. Although Donald's style of writing and frankness, may not be for all readers.
Published by Thomas Nelson in 2003
Animate Practices / Digital Lesson / Community
This is one of the lessons from the "Animate: Practices" Adult Small Group material from Sparkhouse. This session is about living among God's faithful people and how to build community in our churches.
Published by Sparkhouse
Best-ever Games for Youth Ministry
By Les Christie
Published by Group Publishing in 2005
Faith Talk Cards
This resource are 192 cards divided into 4 categories of sentence starters and questions. They are meant to get all generations talking about life and faith. They come in a handy pouch that can be carried in a backpack or in the glove department of the car or set on the breakfast table.
Currently available through Milestone Ministry, originally created by the Youth & Family Institute of Augsburg College in 2007.
Throw and Tell Balls
Throw and Tell Balls are great for getting people talking and sharing whether used in a Sunday School Class, youth group, camp, intergenerational group or at home with your family.
They come in several different kinds: Preschool, Children's Ministry, Pre-teen, Attention Grabber, Life-Application, Prayer, Ice Breaker, All About Me, Women's Ice-breaker and Story Tellers.
Published by Group Publishing
Life Together Student Edition Small Group Curriculum Kit
by Doug Fields & Brett Eastman
This is a small group curriculum for high schoolers. It has 6 sessions on discipleship (small groups, fellowship, Bible, serving, proclaiming, worship) with each session having 6 lessons. There are videos and student journals for each session. The videos have some good presenters like Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Duffy Robbins & Efrem Smith.