Now that summer’s here, you may find
yourself with some spare time to read while traveling or simply
enjoying some time outside at a park. If so, we’ve come up with
five great reads that will make you even more awesome at ministry
than you already are! These books have great insights and tips to
help you take your ministry to the next level, just in time for
when school starts back and a new church year begins.
Here’s your 2013 summer reading
- Children’s Ministry Volunteers That
Children’s pastor Jim Wideman offers his practical strategies for
any size church. Learn the secrets of retention and ideas that
really work…instill proven leadership skills…and grow your
church volunteers to be happy, inspired, and in it for the long
haul. Complete with photocopiable resources that will prove
invaluable. Learn to recruit like Jesus!
- Children’s Ministry That Works (Revised and
Overflowing with expert insights from over 25 successful
children’s ministry leaders, you’re guaranteed to find solutions
for every area of your ministry! This book has it all, from tips on
partnering with parents to developing a successful after-school
program.Kids love our Sunday School resources!
- The Quick Guide to Discipline for Children’s
Ministry: 101 Good Ideas for Bad Behavior
This is one book that’s efficient and easy to use!
There’s one discipline issue featured per page with instant
solutions in this quick-flip reference guide. I gave this book to a
children’s director I knew was having issues-and was told it really
made a difference.
- Children’s Ministry
Okay, I’ll admit this isn’t a book, but it doesn’t mean this isn’t
a must-read for those in children’s ministry. Children’s Ministry
Magazine is packed with practical, authentic ministry ideas to help
you change children’s lives forever. You’ll get sound advice and
encouragement from today’s children’s ministry experts, plus
hundreds of ideas to create a program that’ll have kids begging to
come back! And now Children’s Ministry Magazine is digital…check it
- Lead the Way God Made You: Discovering
Your Leadership Style in Children’s Ministry
This practical guide helps you discover your
personal leadership style so you can maximize your strengths. As
you and your ministry team take the reproducible self-assessment
test in this book, you’ll discover how to make your team more
productive…more effective…and more fun! Written by Larry
Shallenberger, this book will show you there’s no such thing as a
So there you are, five great reads for
your summer. What books are on your summer reading list? When’s the
last time your ministry team read a book together? What would you
recommend to newcomers to the ministry? Let us know your
suggestions in the comment section below!