One of the places that I enjoy connecting with other children’s ministry leaders is in the Facebook group, Children’s Pastors and Children’s Ministry Leaders. If you are on Facebook and not in this group, I encourage you to join!

I recently asked the group members the question, “What is your favorite children’s ministry book you have read this year?” I decided to make a list of some of their recommendations (These are not necessarily my personal recommendations. You can find some of my recommended books here.). Click any of the books below for more information.

Creating a Lead Small Culture

Give Me Jesus

Show Them Jesus

I Blew It

Faith and the Modern Family

The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

Children and the Supernatural

Rock-Solid Kids

The Secret Weapon: Teaching Kids to Pray

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Will Our Children Have Faith?

Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

Have you read any favorites recently that aren’t on the list? Share them in the comment section below!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.