Here is a list of five essential books on Children’s Ministry from the Christian Century magazine. As you look at the list, what books would you add? What other favorites would be on the list if you had made it?
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Parenting children requires the wisdom of Solomon, the faith of Mary, the patience of Job, the courage of Deborah, and the strength of Samson when your child moves out of the house. When God calls on parents to raise a child with disabilities, the work takes on added challenges.
The Chicago Community Trust has released Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, a free online publication, intended to assist nonprofits, including churches, in understanding the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and developing their own plans for compliance.
I started using the Zondervan "Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide" by Dan Busby a few years back. I just ordered the 2011 edition for 2010 tax returns and received it from Amazon. I recommend that every US church own this book as a resource for their church treasurer, administrator, and/or bookkeeper.
This is a practical tool for mentors (experienced pastors) and mentees (pastors new to ministry). It covers a wide variety of topics which pastors will generally encounter during their first several years of ministry. Each module/topic has discussion questions and a resource list.
A Compassionate Journey guides readers in the practice of compassion and provides a helpful perspective on caring in the face of long-term need.
I want to ask anyone who is interested in Latino ministries to read this book.
This Guide outlines a step-by-step process for making your place of worship accessible to people with disabilities. Although some specifics may not apply, the principles outlined in this guide are useful no matter which province (or state) you live in.
This handbook is for pastors and other church leaders to help them respond to and prevent domestic violence.
This book from Faith Alive includes first-hand stories, practical advice, and resources to help churches care for people in a wide range of difficult situations. Includes sections on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, depression, troubled relationships, single parenting, substance abuse, and more.
This book was written to help church leaders guide others on their spiritual journey. The 19 brief chapters can be used for devotions at council meetings, where participants can examine their own spiritual growth and explore how to discuss topics with others.
Churches have a variety of leaders that are doing their best to use their leadership gifts to further the kingdom. This training tool focuses on leadership in the local church. Biblical, theological, and practical information is presented in a user-friendly format.