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Intergenerational Youth Ministry: Barbour Library Resources


The following items can be found at Barbour Library. Each entry has these features:

  • Hover over the info icon info to get a book description
  • Click on the title link to see the item record in the library catalog
  • Click on the image to see the item in Amazon

For information on borrowing items from Barbour Library, see this page.

Using The Library Catalog

There are several items in the 'Books' box to the left that may be a good starting point for your research. However, if you'd like to find more items on similar topics, you will need to use the online library catalog. The catalog will provide you with print books, ebooks (accessible by PTS students, staff, and faculty only), journal titles, and other library resources. Non-PTS library patrons can have library privileges for a minimal fee - see this page for more information.

For instructions on how to use the library catalog, see our 'Finding Books' online guide.

Searches To Get You Started

The following subject links will automatically perform searches in the library catalog, and will provide you with a list of items relevant to the topic.

Christian Education
Church Work With Older People
Church Work With Youth
Intergenerational Christian Education
Intergenerational Relations - Religious Aspects - Christianity
Mentoring In Church Work

Journals & Article Searching

The following online journals and journal articles can only be accessed from off campus by PTS students, faculty, and staff (click here for more information). However, anyone can access these materials by coming into Barbour Library and using one of the computers.

Online Journal Articles

Crispin, Gareth. 2017. "A theology of accommodation as a resource for integrating youth and children into intergenerational church." Christian Education Journal 14, no. 1: 7-22. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, EBSCOhost (accessed January 15, 2018).

Snailum, Brenda. 2013. "Integrating intergenerational ministry strategies into existing youth ministries: what can a hybrid approach be expected to accomplish?" The Journal Of Youth Ministry 11, no. 2: 7-28. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, EBSCOhost (accessed January 15, 2018).

Online Journals

Christian Education Journal
The Journal of Youth Ministry

Barbour Library also has an extensive print journal collection. Print journals may not be checked out, but are available for photocopying and in-library use. The following print journals are suggested for further research.

Print Journals

Journal of Youth and Theology


Barbour Library provides access to several online databases that contain journal articles, essays, book reviews, and other resources. For this course, the following databases are suggested for further research. PTS students, faculty, and staff can find instructions here for accessing these databases from off campus. This online guide provides instructions for using databases to find articles. For non-PTS patrons, please feel free to come into Barbour Library to access these databases.

Academic Search Premier
ATLA Religion Database w/ ATLA Serials