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  • Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions, By Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom
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    Sustainable Children's Ministry

    From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions

    by Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom

    Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Sustainable Children’s Ministry shows you how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. This practical resource will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.

  • Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It, By Mark DeVries
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    Sustainable Youth Ministry

    Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It

    by Mark DeVries

    One of the big problems in youth ministry is the constant turnover of youth ministers. Mark DeVries addresses the problem with a systematic answer: churches need to take corporate responsibility for establishing a vision and structure for effective ministry, rather than leaving it all up to the youth minister. Especially helpful for senior pastors and church leaders.

  • Sustainable Young Adult Ministry: Making It Work, Making It Last, By Mark DeVries and Scott Pontier
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    Sustainable Young Adult Ministry

    Making It Work, Making It Last

    by Mark DeVries and Scott Pontier

    Young adult ministry can scare us, but what if it's not as enigmatic as we've been led to believe? Full of practical advice from their own experience (and a wealth of additional resources), this book from Scott Pontier and Mark DeVries explores six common mistakes churches make in their efforts to reach young adults, offering six paradoxes that return us to a simpler, more biblical ministry model.

  • Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus, By David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith
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    Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus

    by David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith
    Foreword by John H. Westerhoff III

    Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that's left is to get the kids out of the way. Here children's ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship.

  • Forming Resilient Children: The Role of Spiritual Formation for Healthy Development, By Holly Catterton Allen
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    Forming Resilient Children

    The Role of Spiritual Formation for Healthy Development

    by Holly Catterton Allen
    Foreword by Catherine Stonehouse

    We can't protect children from all hardships, but we can promote healthy development that fosters resilience. In this interdisciplinary work, Holly Catterton Allen equips educators, counselors, children's ministers, and parents with ways of developing children's spirituality so they can persevere when facing trauma and thrive in challenging times.

  • Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together, By Lacy Finn Borgo
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    Spiritual Conversations with Children

    Listening to God Together

    by Lacy Finn Borgo

    When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.

  • Teach Your Children Well: A Step-by-Step Guide for Family Discipleship, By Sarah Cowan Johnson
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    Teach Your Children Well

    A Step-by-Step Guide for Family Discipleship

    by Sarah Cowan Johnson

    How do we parent our kids in ways that lead to lasting faith? Sarah Cowan Johnson unpacks how parents can have an active discipleship role in forming their children's faith. Filled with exercises and activities for families to do together, this handbook is an essential resource for discipling children with confidence and creativity.

  • Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide, By Diana R. Garland
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    Family Ministry

    A Comprehensive Guide

    by Diana R. Garland

    Now revised and updated throughout, Diana Garland's core text for ministers and others in the helping professions provides a comprehensive look at the Christian purpose of family and the complex world our families inhabit.

  • Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation, By Andrew Root
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    Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry

    From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation

    by Andrew Root

    Andrew Root reviews the history of relational/incarnational youth ministry in American evangelicalism and recasts the practice as one of "place-sharing"--not so much "earning the right to be heard" as honoring the human dignity of youth and locating God in their midst.

  • When Children Come Out: A Guide for Christian Parents, By Mark A. Yarhouse and Olya Zaporozhets
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    When Children Come Out

    A Guide for Christian Parents

    by Mark A. Yarhouse and Olya Zaporozhets

    When a child comes out as LGBTQ+, Christian parents often find themselves in unfamiliar terrain. This hopeful resource delivers research-based insights for parents and church leaders, offering stories and advice from other parents while reframing the focus from fear-based choices towards practical counsel for maintaining and deepening relationships.