Ministry Leader Resources

The resources we recommend here have been read and used by long-time leaders in campus and young adult ministry. Titles are typically available through your favorite online bookseller. Do you have resources to recommend? Send them to us! Just fill out the form below and hit Submit!

Young Adults and Faith

Bach, Amanda, Rachel Fickensher and Others. College 101: Campus Life for Christians. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2010. 202 pages.

Elmore, Tim and Dan Cathy. Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future. Atlanta: Poet Gardener Publishing in association with Growing Leaders, Inc., 2010. 228 pages.

Kinnaman, David and Gabe Lyons. unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity … And Why It Matters. David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007.

Kinnaman, David. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving … and Rethinking Faith. David Kinnaman. and Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011. 256 pages. 256 pages.

Lyons, Gabe. The Next Christians: Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel Restore the World. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2012. 272 pages.

Joiner, Reggie, Chuck Bomar and Abbie Smith. The Slow Fade: Why You Matter in the Story of Twentysomethings (The Orange Series). Colorado Springs: David Cook, 2010. 176 pages.

Smith, Christian and Patricia Snell. Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 368 pages.



Breen, Mike. Building a Discipling Culture. Pawleys Island, SC: 3 Dimension Ministries, 2011. 235 pages.

Ford, Lance. With Me: Relational Essentials For A Discipleship Ethos. Exponential Resources, 2012. 33 pages. (Available online as a free download; just do a little Googling!)

Smith, Steve and Kai, Ying. T4T: A Discipleship ReRevolution. Monument, CO: WIGTake Resources, 2011. 329 pages.

Popovits, Matt. Spiritual Howcast: Faith, Culture, Foolishness. Matt Popovits, lead pastor at Our Savior New York, uses 4-minute videos to offer Scripture-based insights on faith and life.


Leader development

Arbinger Institute, The. Leadership and Self-Deception. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010. 200 pages.

Breen, Mike. Multiplying Missional Leaders. Pawleys Island, SC: 3DM, 2012. 136 pages.

Galvin, James. I’ve Got Your Back: A Leadership Parable. Elgin, IL: Tenth Power, 2012. 202 pages.

Ogne, Steve and Time Roehl. Transformissional Coaching. Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing Group, 2008. 278 pages.


Christian Doctrine

GodConnectsGod Connects from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Hosted by Speaker of The Lutheran Hour program Rev. Gregory Seltz, these brief videos offer a biblically-based contemporary Lutheran perspective on the Christian faith. A solid supplement for young-adult catechetical instruction. Titles include:

Why Jesus?
Why the Bible?
God’s Law
Nature of God
Who is Jesus Christ?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Confession and Absolution
The End of Time
Christian Life