While I would agree with you completely, I don’t want to communicate that there’s not a place for those large scale events. They’re often a catalyst for students to pursue Christ deeper. They simply shouldn’t be the end-all. Too often that’s how we view conferences, “revival meetings,” camps, and the like. “If we can just get our kids to this event, then they’ll [get saved, change their behavior, break up, fill in the blank]. These events may be a catalyst for change (sometimes), but the change will only be surface (seed among weeds?) unless there are disciplers ready to walk with these students afterwards, and over the long haul. That takes work, time, and a commitment to a covenant relationship with a church body, not to mention, as you said, Seth, a commitment to coach students one-on-one instead of trying to do so from the pulpit while growing your youth group numbers.