“Do you know this picture of church and unchurched kids?

“Students from the church filing into the youth room, excited about everything except God, bored with the whole ‘church’ thing, daring you to somehow make them feel something?

“Or students so secular, pierced and tattooed, living only to secure a college scholarship, thinking of only how to get with girls … or boys, wrapped up only in the latest computer games?

“These kids need to be captured by Christ. They need their lives to be rearranged by Jesus. They need to love deeply both God and people. They need to be made into disciples.”

— Steve Patty in Impact: Student Ministry That Will Transform a Generation (pg. x)