Reading is the best way to creatively grow as a kids leader.
In my 17 years in kids ministry (and 12 years full time) at Hope Church Singapore, books have become some of my greatest friends. OK, I sound like I have questionable standards for friendship. Books were with me in the highest of the high and the lowest of the low times. Yes, I read in good times, I still read when I’m depressed. And it always did it for me and got me out of the rut so many times. While it may work differently for different people, I can put my money on it that it’ll do the same for you.
While there are so many (I repeat so many) books that have made significant impact on me and my leadership, these listed below are those that came to mind at the point of writing. Some is what I’ve read years ago and that is saying a lot of its influence in my life. So here they are.
Best Book About Teaching God’s Word To Kids
Best Book If You Are Programming For Kids Ministry
Best Book To Help Us Lead Kids In The Supernatural
Best Book That Gave Me The Fundamental Basics
Best Children Picture Bible By A Mile
Best Book On Kids Ministry Leadership
Any good leadership book is good because kids ministry is not child’s play, it requires real solid leadership. Cross disciplinary learning is key to an overall balance leadership. This one about leading a shoe store is exceptional!
There you go. Books that did it for me in some way or another. Do let me know what type of resources you are looking for and I’ll do my best to recommend you what has helped me.