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Developing a Youth Ministry That Values “Big Church” by Josh Hussung

New To Youth Ministry: The Importance of Professionalism by Dave Wright

Integrated! Getting Students Into the Life of the Church podcast by Dave Wright

Does Youth Group Count as Church? By Mike Watt

Cultivating an Incarnational Community of Grace podcast by Scotty Smith

Youth Group Culture: Fully Known by Brad Gray

Youth Group Culture: Convictional Leadership by Taylor Mendoza

Youth Group Culture: Avoid Creating a Church Within a Church by Kris Fernhout


Teenagers Matter: Making Student Ministry a Priority by Mark Cannister. This book focuses the value of intergenerational ministry for the life of the church.

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community  by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer gives a short, theological and practical exhortation for true community that is timeless, despite being written over seventy years ago.

Community: Taking Your Small Group Off Life Support by Brad House. A gospel-centered approach to small groups.

Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests by Melissa B. Kruger. While not strictly speaking a youth ministry book, this guide will be helpful for female youth ministers working with the girls in their care and will also be a useful recommendation for women who volunteer with your youth ministry.

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