Books and e-Newsletters for Understanding Ministry with Children


The Children’s Minister - Children yearn to be noticed and recognized as individuals who have an important place in the church. Remember the vow the congregation takes at a baptism or dedication of a child? The church declares a commitment to be a part of the lives of the children in their midst. Senior pastors, church staff and volunteers, children’s pastors — all will find a treasure trove of tested guidelines to help you effectively offer the presence of Christ to children. Available through Upper Room Books
Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Lives - Drawn from a three-year study of children’s spirituality, as well as the best in theological tradition and literature, Real Kids, Real Faith provides insight and a variety of helpful tips for nurturing children’s spiritual and religious formation. In addition to its wealth of practical advice on how to engage children in authentic faith practice, Real Kids, Real Faith helps parents identify their own important role in a child’s deepening life of faith. This book forges a path for a child’s spiritual life and invites parents to share the journey. Available through
Ministry with Children E-Newsletter – This free e-newsletter provides information, and a Christian perspective on current issues facing our children, and is made possible by World Service Giving