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We seek to make available resources that are relevant and up to date with best practices. Our aim is to provide professional advise, knowledge gained by others, interviews and materials to equip and support children ministry. Contact us if you need further information on our resources via Email or through our Contact page.

We would love to bring to your attention what we do as a Ministry to support you as a parent or children ministry:

Children’s Ministry on Purpose by Steve Adams In this terrific book by Steve Adams, Children’s Pastor at Saddleback Church, you will learn as a leader how to ask and answer five simple but powerful questions:

  • Why are we on this journey?
  • Where are you and where are you going?
  • Who are we trying to reach?
  • How will we move our children towards spiritual health?
  • What are the essential elements necessary for the journey?

A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle Every Children Church Ministry wishing to be relevant today will need to understand culture. This book explores questions such as:

  • What unseen undercurrents are shaping twenty-first-century youth culture?
  • Why do so many kids struggle with identity?
  • How do we talk to kids about same-sex marriage and transgenderism?
  • How can leaders steer kids away from substance abuse and other addictions?
  • How can we ground students in the biblical story and empower them to change the world?

Sustainable Children’s Ministry by Mark DeVries & Annette Safstrom This book focuses on helping the Children’s Ministry Leaders go from last-minute scrambling to long-term solutions. In this book you will learn practical ways on how to recruit volunteers and partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself.

Extreme crafts for Messy Churches Sub-titled 50 Activity Ideas for the Adventurous, this book is divided into five sections – big stuff, construction crafts, science crafts, arty crafts and edible crafts – with an appendix on planning a male-friendly Messy Church.

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