Ministry to Millennials Resource Guide

Digital Resources


  • Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen. Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen and Elizabeth Fishel. Getting to 30: a Parent’s Guide to the 20-Something Years. Reprint ed. New York, NY: Workman Publishing Company, 2014.
  • Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen. Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2013.
  • Barna, George and David Kinnamon, eds. Churchless: Understanding Today’s Unchurched and How to Connect with Them. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale Momentum, 2014.
  • Dunn, Richard R. and Jana L. Sundene. Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012.
  • Espinoza, Chip, Mick Ukleja, and Craig Rusch. Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2015.
  • Espinoza, Chip, Peter Miller, Curtis Bateman, and Curtis Garbett. Millenials@Work: The 7 Skills Every Twenty-Something Needs to Overcome Roadblocks and Achieve Greatness. Salt Lake City, Utah: Franklin Covey Co., 2014.
  • Hendricks, Bill. The Person Called You: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do with Your Life. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2014.
  • Kinnaman, David and Aly Hawkins. You Lost Me: Why Christians Are Leaving Church… and Rethinking Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011.
  • Kinnamon, David and Gabe Lyons. UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why it Matters. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007.
  • Lane, Erin S. Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015.
  • Lyons, Gabe. The Next Christians: Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel and Restore the World. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Books, 2012.
  • Nyquist, J. Paul and Carson Nyquist. The Post-Church Christian: Dealing with the Generational Baggage of Our Faith. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2013.
  • Rainer, Thom S. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.
  • Rainer, Thom S. The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2011.
  • Rainer, Thom S. I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing, 2013.
  • Setran, David P. and Chris A. Kiesling. Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
  • Wuthnow, Robert. After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

This is a list of select resources provided by Hendricks Center staff and conference presenters. This list does not represent an official recommendation on behalf of DTS. Rather, it serves to highlight the reality of the specific issues and seeks to provide possible ministries with which area churches might partner. DTS encourages all attendees to thoroughly read and evaluate any resources that may be passed on in a training or counseling capacity.