Garland's volume is one of most exhaustive works for understanding historical perceptions of family ministry from an academic approach.

Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping Your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them
by Chap Clark and Kara Powell (Zondervan)

Chap Clark, author of Hurt and a professor at Fuller Seminary, and Kara Powell, executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute, focus their research on helping church leaders more effectively reach the next generation.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
by Donald Miller (Thomas Nelson)

Miller looks at life as a story, an important part of an effective family ministry. From his book we learn how to invite the next generation into the bigger story that God desires for them.

Who Stole My Church? What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century
by Gordon Macdonald (Thomas Nelson)

Based on a true story, this book looks at how to transition a church for the sake of a new generation, and emphasizes the need for intergenerational relationships.

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers that Turn Colleagues into Competitors
by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass)

Lencioni demonstrates how to have the right kind of meetings and break down "silos" that can exist between departments. His model helps gather age-group directors around the same table to work as a team.


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Family Ministry, Deep Justice in a Broken World, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Who Stole My Church?, and Silos, Politics and Turf Wars are available from ChristianBook.com and other retailers.

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