Tuesday, January 21, 2003



This list is compiled by Gerrard Fess, Associate Pastor of Liberty Christian Church Mechanicsville, Virginia, 9-year youth ministry veteran and bookmeister with 500+ books in his library.

Top 10 Youth Ministry Philosophy Books

1. The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry And Its Radical Impact on the Church. Mark Senter III. SP Publications. Inc., (Victor Books) Wheaton, Ill.1992.

2. Family Based Youth Ministry. Mark DeVries. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Ill., 1994.

3. The Godbearing Life. The Art of SoulTending For Youth Ministry. Kendra Creasy Dean and Ron Foster. Upper Room Books, Nashville, 1998.

4. Starting Right Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry. Edited by Kendra Creasy Dean, Chap Clark, and Dave Rahn. Zondervan, Grand Rapids. 2001.

5. Student Ministry for the 21st Century. Bo Boshers with Kim Anderson. Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1997.

6. Nurturing the Soul of the Youth Worker. Tim Smith. Group, Loveland, CO. 1999.

7. New Directions for Youth Ministry by Wayne Rice, Chap Clark and others. Group, Loveland, Co. 1998.

8. The Youth Worker's Handbook to Family Ministry. Chap Clark Zondervan, Grand Rapids. 1997.

9. A Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry. Reaching A Generation For Christ. Richard R. Dunn and Mark H. Senter III. General Editors. Moody Press, Chicago. 1997.

10. Postmodern Youth Ministry. Tony Jones. Youth Specialities, (Zondervan) Grand Rapids. 2001.

Top 10 Youth Ministry Resource Books

1. Youth Ministry Management Tools. Ginny Olson, Diane Elliot And Mike Work. Youth Specialties. 2001. Includes CD-Rom and everything you need to manage your ministry.

2. Better Safe Than Sued. Jack Crabtree Group, Loveland, CO

3. Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook. Compiled by Sean McDowell and Ray Willey. Word. Nashville, 2000.

4. Organizing Your Youth Ministry. Paul Borthwick. Youth Specialties, 1988.

5. Parent's Guide to The Spiritual Mentoring of Teens. Joe White, Jim Weidmann General Editors. Focus on the Family Tyndale House Wheaton, Ill. 2001.

6. Josh McDowell's Handbook on Counseling Youth. Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler. Word, Dallas. 1996.

7. Things They Never Taught You About Youth Ministry That You Really Need to Know. Todd Clark, College Press, Joplin, Mo. 1996.

8. The Youth Minister's Survival Guide. Len Kageler Youth Specialities, 1992.

9.No More Us & Them. 100 Ways to Bring Your Youth & Church Together. Group, Loveland, CO 1999.

10. Youth Ministry Nuts And Bolts. Duffy Robbins. Youth Specialties, 1990.

Honorable Mention

What's The Big Deal about Sex. Loving God's Way by Jim Burgen
The Magnet Effect. Designing Out Reach Events That Draw Kids to Christ by Barry St. Clair with Jim Burns, Paul Fleischmann & Bo Boshers
130 Ways to Involve Parents in Youth Ministry. Group Publishing, Loveland CO
The Ministry of Nurture by Duffy Robbins
Managing Youth Ministry Chaos by Mike Woodruff
Dangerous Wonder The Adventure of Childlike Faith by Mike Yaconelli
8 Habits of an Effective Youth Worker by Tim Smith
So That's Why I keep Doing This by Glenn Propcopio
Back to the Heart of Youth Work by Dewey M. Bertolini.
Youth Ministry Its Renewal in the Local Church by Lawrence o. Richards






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This list is compiled by Gerrard Fess, Associate Pastor of Liberty Christian Church Mechanicsville, Virginia, 9-year youth ministry veteran and bookmeister with 500+ books in his library.

Top 10 Youth Ministry Philosophy Books

1. The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry And Its Radical Impact on the Church. Mark Senter III. SP Publications. Inc., (Victor Books) Wheaton, Ill.1992.

2. Family Based Youth Ministry. Mark DeVries. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Ill., 1994.

3. The Godbearing Life. The Art of SoulTending For Youth Ministry. Kendra Creasy Dean and Ron Foster. Upper Room Books, Nashville, 1998.

4. Starting Right Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry. Edited by Kendra Creasy Dean, Chap Clark, and Dave Rahn. Zondervan, Grand Rapids. 2001.

5. Student Ministry for the 21st Century. Bo Boshers with Kim Anderson. Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1997.

6. Nurturing the Soul of the Youth Worker. Tim Smith. Group, Loveland, CO. 1999.

7. New Directions for Youth Ministry by Wayne Rice, Chap Clark and others. Group, Loveland, Co. 1998.

8. The Youth Worker's Handbook to Family Ministry. Chap Clark Zondervan, Grand Rapids. 1997.

9. A Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry. Reaching A Generation For Christ. Richard R. Dunn and Mark H. Senter III. General Editors. Moody Press, Chicago. 1997.

10. Postmodern Youth Ministry. Tony Jones. Youth Specialities, (Zondervan) Grand Rapids. 2001.

Top 10 Youth Ministry Resource Books

1. Youth Ministry Management Tools. Ginny Olson, Diane Elliot And Mike Work. Youth Specialties. 2001. Includes CD-Rom and everything you need to manage your ministry.

2. Better Safe Than Sued. Jack Crabtree Group, Loveland, CO

3. Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook. Compiled by Sean McDowell and Ray Willey. Word. Nashville, 2000.

4. Organizing Your Youth Ministry. Paul Borthwick. Youth Specialties, 1988.

5. Parent's Guide to The Spiritual Mentoring of Teens. Joe White, Jim Weidmann General Editors. Focus on the Family Tyndale House Wheaton, Ill. 2001.

6. Josh McDowell's Handbook on Counseling Youth. Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler. Word, Dallas. 1996.

7. Things They Never Taught You About Youth Ministry That You Really Need to Know. Todd Clark, College Press, Joplin, Mo. 1996.

8. The Youth Minister's Survival Guide. Len Kageler Youth Specialities, 1992.

9.No More Us & Them. 100 Ways to Bring Your Youth & Church Together. Group, Loveland, CO 1999.

10. Youth Ministry Nuts And Bolts. Duffy Robbins. Youth Specialties, 1990.

Honorable Mention

What's The Big Deal about Sex. Loving God's Way by Jim Burgen
The Magnet Effect. Designing Out Reach Events That Draw Kids to Christ by Barry St. Clair with Jim Burns, Paul Fleischmann & Bo Boshers
130 Ways to Involve Parents in Youth Ministry. Group Publishing, Loveland CO
The Ministry of Nurture by Duffy Robbins
Managing Youth Ministry Chaos by Mike Woodruff
Dangerous Wonder The Adventure of Childlike Faith by Mike Yaconelli
8 Habits of an Effective Youth Worker by Tim Smith
So That's Why I keep Doing This by Glenn Propcopio
Back to the Heart of Youth Work by Dewey M. Bertolini.
Youth Ministry Its Renewal in the Local Church by Lawrence o. Richards

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