Children's Ministry Reading Room

This page is designed to provide Children's Ministry resources to those without easy access to a theological library. Many of the links below connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by Google Books (often 75% of content). This virtual bibliography collects these materials on one page.

NB: For bibliographic management and notetaking while reading, Zotero is highly recommended ("a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources"). For page snapshots and printing of Google Book pages, try Microsoft's snipping tool (paste text into Word -- or Zotero).

Core Reading

The Child: Biblical and Theological Perspectives

Children's Ministry (General)

Children and Worship


Children in the Missional Church

The Child in the Context of Family Ministry

Children in Crisis

Children, Faith & Developmental Psychology / Sociology

Children and Spirituality

Christian Education: General Resources

Practical Guides to Children's Ministry

Children's Literature

Qualitative Research with Children

Articles, Essays

  • See Tyndale's eJournal Database --search "children's ministry" or chilren's spirituality" - many full-text articles available. Note: for Tyndale students and faculty only. (Choose EBSCOhost database; log in; choose "EBSCOhost" and then "All" databases; over 170 full-text theological journals (including the International Journal of Children's Spirituality, Religious Education, etc.) available to you from home; for a few additional journals, go back to Tyndale Journal Database and choose the ProQuest Religion or JSTOR databases); see list of Tyndale's academic ejournals with full-text articles for download.
  • Theological Journals Search (theological journals for which full text is freely available on the Internet; search "children's ministry"; links to many good articles).

Children's Ministry Webpages


  • For Tyndale students only: Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom, 2007.
    • Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed., 8 vol., 2003.
    • Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, 2 vol., 2006.
    • Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia, 2 vol., 2009.
    • World Education Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., 3 vol., 2001.



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