5 Books to Buy for Volunteer Youth Workers This Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner… How are you investing in volunteers this year?

If you are in full-time ministry and want some recommendations of good books to buy your volunteers, look no further. Below is a quick list of 5 books I have read.  They are super practical as well as very insightful. Check them out:

1. The 7 Best Practices For Teaching Teenagers the Bible by Andy Blanks – So insightful and practical! Andy does an incredible job of helping youth workers to teach the Bible in a way that is transformational, relevant, and easy to follow.

2. 99 Thoughts for Volunteers by Danette Matty – Danette does a great job in helping volunteers see the big picture as well as the details!

3. 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders by Josh Griffin and Doug Fields – Super practical wisdom for any volunteer to glean! It’s an easy read!

4. No Teenager Left Behind by Leneita Fix – Yes, Leneita blogs at YouthworkTalk, but her book is phenomenal! Leneita does a great job in helping youth workers understand the different kinds of students in our ministries, and how to effectively minister to them.

5. Answers to Teenagers’ 50 Toughest Questions. Yes, I know, this is Phil’s book! However, 10 others contributed to it and created super practical answers for volunteer youth workers to use and adapt. It’s a brilliant short reference manual to keep handy when those tough questions come up!

What would you add to this list. Give me your top 5!

Phil <><

3 Responses to 5 Books to Buy for Volunteer Youth Workers This Christmas

  1. Andy November 20, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Thanks so much for recommending the book and for the gracious and encouraging words. You’re a good man! I’m assuming by this time that your family has increased by 1. Hoping the new addition (and mom) are doing well. Blessings, friend!

  2. Phil Bell November 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Andy, yes ‘Owen’ was born on Election Day!

  3. Scott Tinman November 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I recommend some of those same books…just picked up some of the 99 Thoughts books for my volunteer Youth Leaders and some 99 Thoughts for Student Leaders for my student leaders

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