As an advocate for kids for over twenty years, I have watched things change since I was in school. Thankfully, this book made me face what I intuitively knew was real but pretended wasn’t: The youth of our culture have been deeply wounded by our collective neglect and adult-driven self-focus. Young people need adults to understand what they are going through and people to care about them without a personal agenda. This book was very helpful to me, and my attitude toward teens will never be the same.
Jesus is center, people are central. That’s an equation for a healthy youth ministry.
The students in your youth ministry don’t need your clever ideas and great programming skills. They need a living model-a man or woman of God who is passionate about his or her faith.