Jim Walton is a career youth pastor, having served on church staff in that capacity for 35 years. In addition to serving as youth pastor, as is common on many church staffs he also served as Director of Christian Education, Choir Director, Assistant Pastor, interim pastor, Worship Leader, and Pastor of Family Ministries.

Jim got his B.A. degree (with honors) in Christian Education from Wheaton College, and an M.A. (with honors) in Christian Ministry from Wheaton Graduate School. He has written four books, has been published dozens of times in magazines and journals, and has given seminars at the national level (Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention), at colleges, many New York State Sunday School Conventions, Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences, churches, events, and he participates in discussion forums. He has spoken at more than 100 retreats, has led both domestic and foreign missions trips, and has trained pastors in the United States and abroad.

He is currently the founder and director of “The 3rd Choice” (www.the3rdchoice.org), an evangelistic, apologetics, and discipling online ministry—reclaiming people with the truth of Christ. The 3rd Choice’s goal is to use the Internet to reach out to the people who want to dialogue, whether you are a Christian or skeptic, professor or student, scientist, atheist, doubter or disciple. The website presents a safe and anonymous Internet environment to dialogue about spiritual topics. He also trains churches to understand the changes needed to keep people in the faith, providing resources for Christians through speaking, Bible commentary and training workshops.

Six Rivers: Dominant Themes Watering the Biblical Landscape

Six Rivers: Dominant Themes Watering the Biblical Landscape

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“Six Rivers” is about the major themes that flow through all of the Scriptures, unifying them under common banners and tying them together with shared bridges. These messages are not only found in every book, but bubble up in almost every story. They powerfully show us what the Bible is all about and help to give us the perspective of the whole as we read the various portions. “Six Rivers” gives us the framework to bring us to deeper understanding of what God is doing in the world and in our lives. More info →
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Assume Crash Position but Enjoy the Ride: The Diary of a Middle School Parent

Assume Crash Position but Enjoy the Ride: The Diary of a Middle School Parent

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In one sense everything has changed since you were a kid, and in another sense everything is still the same. Since most parents really only get to see the reality show of adolescence in their own home, they can too easily think they’ve been bad parents or somehow blown it with their kids. Parents need to realize the trauma is just the normal course of adolescence, and that it’s often just a rough time of transition for kids and a harsh time of adjustment for parents. In this book, you’ll get the sense that kids are just kids, and parents need to hold their course through the metamorphosis that we now call Middle School. More info →
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More Than Blind Faith: Countering the Questions of Our Culture With Clarity and Reason

More Than Blind Faith: Countering the Questions of Our Culture With Clarity and Reason

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"More Than Blind Faith" is a survey of key apologetics issues and persuasive answers, showing the adequacies of Christianity as a reasonable belief for thinking people. The book addresses the misinformation that is aimed at Christianity and brings clarity instead of distortion. More info →
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Growing A Youth Ministry

Growing A Youth Ministry

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"Growing A Youth Ministry" takes a biblical look at the nature and form of youth ministry, sharing the heart of God, creating a God-honoring environment, contributing to the transforming of personalities into the image of Jesus Christ by building relationships of influence. More info →
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The Fires of Discontent

The Fires of Discontent

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Americans, and especially the younger generations, are turning away from Christianity in record numbers. If the attrition rate continues at its current rate, the Church will notice crippling declines in the all-too-near future. The fires of discontent of those falling away from the Christian faith are sometimes angry, hostile and vindictive, but at other times merely apathetic and confused. But all of them are disenchanted. The Fires of Discontent examines ten paradigms that illustrate the state of our culture, reveals the heat of unbelief in America, and suggests ways the Church can bring the Water of Life to bear on the burning unrest in our country. The second section examines the self-contradictory philosophy of our day, Postmodernism. In addition to looking at the characteristics of the era, we examine how we got to this point, and where we can go from here. More info →
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The Resurrection Really Happened

The Resurrection Really Happened

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What is the evidence for the resurrection? Christians take stock in the authority of the Bible, while atheists show nothing but scorn for the Bible. What other evidence do we have? We cannot turn the clock back 2000 years and turn a video camera on. We would have been pleased if Jesus had held a press conference with numerous press agencies, and courtroom artists had recorded the event. Instead we must investigate the records that do exist and infer the most reasonable conclusion. The Resurrection Really Happened presents an abundance of easy-to-understand evidence to substantiate the resurrection beyond a reasonable doubt. More info →
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Unimpeded Power: A Study of 2 Timothy

Unimpeded Power: A Study of 2 Timothy

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This book is a teaching guide and commentary of 2 Timothy. It is designed to be used with your home study group or Sunday School class, and it can be used for individual study as well. 2 Timothy is about spiritual power and the explosive, life-transforming power of the Word of God. God’s Word is not chained. It can neither be captured, bound, or tamed. This study is about how we can partner with God to loose the power of His presence and of His Word in our lives and in our world. It’s not a list of steps to take, but a study to show that if you allow God to fill you to the full, you will also be releasing His power to work its deepest and fullest. More info →
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Living By the Spirit: A Study of Galatians

Living By the Spirit: A Study of Galatians

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Paul wants us to learn to live by the Spirit rather than by any list of rules. Living by the Spirit is dynamic and vibrant, and it allows God free reign to guide us and shape us as He wishes. Life by the Spirit frees us from any constraints or expectations that actually limit us; it is where God puts the Law in our minds and writes it on our hearts (Jeremiah 31.33). God wants to set us free to live in the fullness of His Spirit, in the power of His grace, and by the fruit of His Spirit ripening in us. More info →
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