There is a widespread myth that young people are feckless and irresponsible. To contradict this, Gavin and Simeon present twelve groups of real young people, and the adults who helped to form, nurture and develop them. Their book explores how these groups began, grew, experienced the presence of God, and acted to change their communities in Jesus' name. It will encourage readers to see young people as exciting, challenging, vibrant and potential revolutionaries. It will challenge young readers to emulate the true-life stories within the book, and take steps to revolutionise their churches, schools and communities. It will also show that to be a 'youth leader', it is not necessary to be a spiritual giant, but simply a faithful servant of God.
Gavin is the director of mission for the Evangelical Alliance, helping to mobilise mission across England. He is passionate about seeing the local Church fulfil its calling to take the gospel of Jesus into every community. A theology graduate, ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, he loves adventure and is a passionate AFC Wimbledon supporter. He is the author of Game Changers, Disappointed With Jesus?, Stumbling Blocks, Lazy, Antisocial and Selfish?, and On the Front Line. Simeon Whiting is a member of the Youth Resources team at Youth for Christ UK.