Jan 20, 2015

Top 25 Books Every Children's Ministry Leader Needs to Read

Reading is a key to growing as a children's ministry leader.

I'm often asked what books I recommend.  It's hard to narrow it down to 25, but here's 25 books I believe every children's ministry leader should read.  You can purchase any of these through Amazon.

Creating Ever Cool: A Marketer's Guide to a Child's Heart by Gene Del Vecchio

100 Best Ideas to Turbo Charge Your Children's Ministry (co-authored)

Next Generation Leader
by Andy Stanley

Doing Church as a Team by Wayne Corderio

The Disney Way by Bill Capodagli & Lynn Jackson

Disney U by Doug Lipp

Good to Great
by Jim Collins

Start with the Why by Simon Sinek

Axiom by Bill Hybels

Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley

100 Best Ideas to Turbo Charge Your Preschool Ministry (co-authored)

Simple Church
by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Volunteers That Stick
by Jim Wideman

17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John Maxwell

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

Be Our Guest by The Disney Institute

Inside the Magic Kingdom
by Tom Connellan

I Quit by Peter and Geri Scazzero

Replinish: Leading from a Healthy Soul by Lance Witt

Children's Ministry in the 21st century (co-authored)

Right from Wrong by Josh McDowell

Carpe Manana by Leonard Sweet

Think Orange by Reggie Joiner

Too Busy Not to Pray with Bill Hybels

Communicating for Change by Andy Stanley

What's missing from the list?  What other books do you recommend for children's ministry leaders?  Share the titles with us in the comment section below.

6 comments:

Well, there's my reading list for 2015. Thanks for this!

Thanks for stopping by John. Would love to hear any recommendations you might have. Looking for some good reads this year.

Great list I would add -
Leadership and Self-Deception
A shepherd looks at Psalm 23
The Jesus Storybook Bible

This is fantastic! Thank you for this list.

I would add Too Small to Ignore by Wes Stafford, ignited a passion in my heart for children's ministry.

Special Kids, Chosen Moms by Sandra Nieto!

Great List! I would add "Teaching to Change Lives" by Howard Hendricks

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