Kidmin Volunteer Radio Show #2 Notes: Kidmin Resources

Wayne Stocks —  January 31, 2011

Last Thursday, we did our second Kidmin Volunteer Radio show and talked about volunteer resources.  There were so many that the show actually ran 20 minutes long and we still didn’t get to everything.  Here are the resources mentioned in the show with links where appropriate (I will add links as time permits, but I wanted to get the list out as soon as possible).  How about you?  What resources would you add to this list?  Do you have any comments on the resources included?  Let’s keep this conversation going!

Books About Children

  • Come Ye Children, Charles Spurgeon

Books About Children’s Ministry

  • Collaborate Family + Church, Michael Chanley plus 35
  • What Matter’s Now in Children’s Ministry
  • Think Orange, Reggie Joiner
  • Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School, Aaron Reynolds
  • Shift, What It Takes To Finally Reach Families Today, Brian Haynes
  • Transforming Children in Spiritual Champions, George Barna
  • Turbo Charged, Dale Hudson & Scott Werner
  • Turbo Charged Preschool, Dale Hudson & Scott Werner
  • Children’s Ministry Leadership You Can Do It Guide, Jim Wideman
  • Lead the Way God Made You, Larry Shallenberger
  • Rock Solid Kids, Larry Fowler
  • Rock Solid Volunteers, Larry Fowler
  • Making Children’s Ministry The Best Hour of Every Kid’s Week, Sue Miller and David Staal
  • Volunteers that Stick, Jim Wideman
  • Kidology Teacher Handbook, Karl Bastian
  • Love & Logic for Teachers, Jim Fay & David Funk
  • Building Children’s Ministry: A Practical Guide, Tina Houser
  • Words Kids Need to Hear, David Staal

Books Related to Special Needs

  • You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?, Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo
  • Fidget to Focus, Roland Rotz and Sarah Wright

Books for Help With Lesson Preparation

  • The Gospel for Children, John Leuzarder
  • The Bible Story Handbook: A Resource for Teaching 175 Stories from the Bible, John & Kim Walton

Kids’ Bibles

  • ESV Children’s Bible
  • Adventurer’s Bible
  • Jesus Storybook Bible
  • Veggietale Bible

Books for Parents

  • Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof
  • Big Truths For Young Hearts, Bruce Ware
  • Shepherding A Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
  • Connect With Your Kids, Jim Wideman
  • Spiritual Parenting, Michelle Anthony
  • Parenting with Love & Logic, Foster Cline & Jim Fay
  • Leading Your Child to Jesus: How Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Faith, David Staal
  • How to Really Love Your Child, Ross Campbell
  • Raising A Modern Day Knight, Robert Lewis
  • Better Dads, Stronger Sons, Rick Johnson
  • Real World Parents, Mark Matlock
  • Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas


  • ESV Study Bible
  • Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem



Podcasts – Children’s Ministry Related


  • K! Magazine (Kidz Matter – Ryan Frank / Tina Houser)
  • Children’s Ministry Magazine (Group)


  • Amber Sky Records
  • Yancy
  • Hillsong
  • The Lads
  • Seeds Family Worship
  • Gods Kids Worship (Bob Singleton)
  • Phil Joel
  • The Village Church (free kids songs)

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Wayne is married to a wonderful woman and has four kids whom God uses to teach him on an almost daily basis. He is blessed to volunteer in a wonderful children's ministry at New Life Church Gahanna. He established Kidmin1124 for those who give their time to kids and feel passionately about children's ministry. When he isn't working on Kidmin1124, he maintains another blog at and contributes articles on a regular basis to

6 responses to Kidmin Volunteer Radio Show #2 Notes: Kidmin Resources

  1. This is AWESOME! I am going to print this and go through this list this week. Am especially anxious to read the special needs books you guys recommend. They sound great.

  2. The special needs books were all thanks to Tonya and Doug. I am so grateful that we have people like them here at Kidmin1124 to address those issues. I’m sure we missed a few, so I hope Tonya and/or Doug will help out by reminding me what those were here in the comments!

  3. No one in kidmin today has the excuse of being under-resourced! In addition to these, there are many others out there.

  4. thanks for the link – and for a great radio show. i love listening to you guys!

  5. Thanks so much for putting this resource list together. The show waas great!

  6. Here are more Special Needs Ministry books mentioned on the show. I believe I mentioned another one but it is no longer available at

    Special Needs, Special Ministry by Joni Eareckson-Tada

    Let All the Children Come to Me by Malesa Breeding, Dana Hood, and Jerry Whitworth

    Children’s Ministry Pocket Guide to Special Needs: Quick Tips to Reach Every Child Group Publishing

    Love & Logic Solutions for Kids with Special Needs by David Funk