Publications

Publications by Gordon & Becki West

INTERNET TRAINING

  • The Discipline Challenge (6-Part Interactive Web Game at www.cmmag.com and included in Children’s Ministry Magazine LIVE Workshop 2000) (Group Publishing, 2000)

BOOKS

  • The Quick Guide to Discipline for Children’s Ministry (Group Publishing, 2010)
  • Preteen Ministry Smart Pages (Gospel Light, 2005)
  • Dynamic Preteen Ministry (Group Publishing, 2000)
  • Devotions for People Who Love Kids: 20 Team-Builders for Children’s Ministry (Group Publishing, 1999)
  • The Discipline Guide for Children’s Ministry (Co-Authored with Jody Capehart) (Group Publishing, 1997)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

  • Nursery Smart Pages (Revised) (Gospel Light, 2007) 
  • The Best of Children’s Ministry Magazine Crafts (Group Publishing, 2007)
  • The Humongous Book of Children’s Devotions (Group Publishing, 2003)
  • Children’s Ministry that Works (Revised Version) (Group Publishing, 2002)
  • Just-Add-Kids Games for Children’s Ministry (20 of 107 Games Contributed by the Wests) (Group, 1998)
  • Building Biblical Values (Values Formation Activities Contributed by Gordon West) By Harold Westing (Kregel Press, 1997)
  • Directing Christian Education: The Changing Role of the Christian Education Specialist (Case Study Response on Training) By Michael S. Lawson & Robert Choun, Jr. (Moody Press, 1992)

RADIO BROADCASTS

  • “Do Your Reviews Have Learning Power?” Translation of Article from Evangelizing Today’s Child Broadcast by CEF via 46 Radio Programs from Guam into Vietnam (Spring 2004)

ARTICLES

  • What’s Hot and What’s Not? KidzMatter (May 2009)
  • “Spread the Love” Children’s Ministry Magazine (Jan/Feb 2009)
  • “Mobilizing Kids for Missions” KidzMatter (August 2008)
  • “More Than a Few Good Men” Children’s Ministry Magazine (May/June 2008)
  • “Speed Friends” Children’s Ministry Magazine (Jan/Feb 2008)
  • “Challenging Preteens” Teach Kids! Magazine (Jan/Feb 2008)
  • “The Perfect Misfit” Children’s Ministry Magazine (May/June 2007)
  • “Not Cliquing?” Children’s Ministry Professional Edition (Oct 2006)
  • “Make the Connection: 12 Ways to Give Parents a Positive Charge from Your Ministry” Children’s Ministry Magazine (May/Jun 2006)
  • “KidZ Can Make a Difference (Service Ideas for Preschoolers to Preteens)” Children’s Ministry Magazine (Jan/Feb 2006)
  • “Lighten Up!” Children’s Ministry Magazine (Nov/Dec 2004)
  • “Get the Rites Right!” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 2004)
  • “Tearing Down Learning Walls” Evangelizing Today’s Child (September/October 2003)
  • “From Whining to Winning Talk” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 2002)
  • “Comment Resister a la Pression” (Withstanding Peer Pressure) Signaux (France’s CEF Magazine) (April 2001)
  • “Today’s Child, Tomorrow’s Ministry” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 2001) 
  • “Let There Be Life” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 2001)
  • “La Pression du Groupe” (The Problem of Peer Pressure) Signaux (France’s CEF Magazine) (October 2000)
  • “Do Your Reviews Have Learning Power?” Evangelizing Today’s Child (Reprint – Sept/Oct 2000)
  • “Stretch Your Budget” Children’s Ministry Magazine (May/June 2000)
  • “Bridge the Gap” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 2000) 
  • “It’s Not So Elementary” Children’s Ministry Magazine (May/June 1999)
  • “Do Your Reviews Have Learning Power?” Evangelizing Today’s Child (Mar/Apr 1999)
  • “Virtual Recruiting” Children’s Ministry Magazine (November/December 1998)
  • “Taking Care of Volunteers” Children’s Ministry Magazine (July/August 1998)
  • “Recycling Your VBS Program: 28 New Ways to Schedule VBS” Children’s Ministry Magazine (May/June 1998)
  • “Seasonal Lesson: Palm Sunday” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 1998)
  • “Real Men Do Teach Kids” (Reprint) Vital Ministry Magazine (January/February 1998)
  • “Never Stop Learning” Children’s Ministry Magazine (September/October 1997)
  • “A New Approach to VBS” Children’s Ministry Magazine (March/April 1996)
  • “Age Level Insights: Abstract Concepts” (Gordon West, William Young, Amy Nappa) Children’s Ministry Magazine (July/August 1995)
  • “Taking Care of Volunteers” Children’s Ministry Magazine (July/August 1995) 
  • “The Attack on Outcome-Based Education” Group Magazine (January 1995)
  • “Age Level Insights: Attention Spans” Children’s Ministry Magazine (January/February 1995)
  • “6 Ways You Can Motivate Your Kids to Learn” Jr. High Ministry Magazine (October/November 1994)
  • “Jesus-Style Volunteer Management” Children’s Ministry Magazine (September/October 1994)
  • “Real Men Do Teach Kids” Children’s Ministry Magazine (July/August 1994)

VIDEOS

  • Group’s Preschool Teacher Training (4-Part Video Series) (Winner of the Dove Award) (Group Publishing, 1994) (Hosted by Joani Schultz; Featured Panel: Patricia Johnson, Barbie Murphy and Gordon West)

COLUMNS

  • “Discipline Q & A” Column/Children’s Ministry Magazine (Jan/Feb 2003 to Present)
  • “Teach Kids!” Magazine/Contributing Editors (Sept 2005 to 2007)
  • “The Junior Child” Column/Evangelizing Today’s Child (Jan/Feb 1999 to May/June 2005)
  • “PreTeen Pointers” Column/Children’s Ministry Magazine (Jan/Feb 1999 to Nov/Dec 2002)

TRAINING EVENTS

  • “KidZtitute!” KidZ At Heart International’s KidZ Ministry Trainers Institute (January 2004 to Present)
  • “Developing Critical Thinking in Kids” Children’s Ministry Magazine LIVE! Workshop 2003 (Group Publishing, 2003)
  • The Discipline Challenge (6-Part Interactive Web Game at www.cmmag.com and included in Children’s Ministry Magazine LIVE Workshop 2000) (Group Publishing, 2000)
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