There's no better time for churches to hold D-Now Weekends - it should be a staple church event such as VBS is for children's ministry.
Why student discipleship?
First, teenagers are at the age they'll commit their lives to Christ. I was saved when I was 15 years old. Giving your life to Christ as a youth prepares you for a lifetime of service to the Lord. Use every opportunity to direct young people to Christ - they're open to what He offers.
Second, teenagers are distracted. Discipleship will not happen by accident - it's always intentional. This will be an ongoing struggle for youth. Parents, FCA leaders, and youth pastors should be a constant encouragement of daily living for Christ. Fighting for their attention is a constant battle.
Third, revivals and Gospel movements always begin with students. Hillsong and Passion are ongoing revivals. When you hear those two words, what age demographic do you think of? Despite both founding leaders being over 60 - they're associated with youth and college-age. Young people want to experience something greater than themselves.