The Stories and My Soaring Heart: A Defense of Youth Ministry | Echoes and Stars This is a sweet post. 90 weeks in Romans. snip: I was convinced teenagers not only had the capacity but the latent desire for depth and challenging thought. They just were not used to it. And the adults surrounding them were not either. They were convinced the only way to draw kids in so they could be discipled was through silly games and events. I was convinced through teaching the Scriptures, prayer, and being their friend we would see something happen over time. Slowly but surely.