Some suggestions of literature that will help you stretch your/your church’s understanding of youth ministry.


Rooted in the Church is a 2016 report from the Church of England, based on research that sought to explore what helps young people stay connected to church. You can also watch a summary video here.

Youth for Christ have produced several reports over the last few years, including Gen Z: Rethinking Culture (2017) and Z-A of Faith and Spirituality (2020).

Grove Books produce a Youth Series, with quarterly titles on a wealth of topics. The books are short but a very useful starting point for thinking/reading further.

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