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By Rick Lawrence

There's a surging hunger among teenagers for Jesus. New research shows that they want a clearer understanding of what Jesus really said and did, and how faith in God matters in their lives. In fact, that desire is so deep, it's #1 on their "wish list" for what they'd like to talk about at church.

But are we doing that? Even though we assume that everything we do in youth ministry is about Jesus, the evidence is clear: That's not what our students say they're experiencing. So, what would a youth ministry look like if it shifted toward a passionate, persistent, and permeating focus on drawing students into a closer orbit around Jesus?

Inside the pages of youth ministry resource Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry, you'll discover the foundation for a ministry that is Jesus-centered, along with the bricks for building it. With this youth leadership training book by Rick Lawrence, you'll discover that not only is it possible to create this kind of ministry, it's also essential that you pursue this path.

Eight years after his youth ministry leadership development book was first published, introducing the language and structure of a new way of doing youth ministry, author and longtime Group Magazine editor Rick Lawrence has completely rewritten and revised Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry to be the best youth ministry book for your teens. It's packed with new insight, new research, and dozens of field-tested ideas for planting and nurturing a ministry environment that is Jesus-magnetic.

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Help satisfy teenagers' hunger for Jesus in richly nourishing and sustaining ways by shifting the orbit of your ministry with this youth ministry leadership training resource.
Rick Lawrence has been editor of Group Magazine for 26 years, and serves on the leadership team for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. He’s the author, co-author, or editor of 34 books, including the small-group curriculum In Pursuit of Jesus and the books 99 Thoughts on Jesus-Centered Living, Shrewd: Daring to Obey the Startling Command of Jesus, Sifted: God’s Scandalous Response to Satan’s Outrageous Demand, and Skin in the Game.

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By Bill Nance
Grove City, OH
December 09, 2015
"If you could only read one book on youth ministry, this should be the one. It is like going outside into the bright sunlight after being cooped up inside all day. The fake and weak florescent light can't compare to the power of the sun. The weak ministry you've been doing before can't compare to the power of Jesus in your ministry. You might blink several times as you try to assimilate and adjust, but soon you'll see how amazing it is. "