Gotta have faith

To do effective ministry it needs to be personally applicable and relative. My question is how does this happen? Tonight was our young adults group, I think overall it went just fine. But I get the feeling that sometimes what we talk about is not applicable and relative to the lives of the young adults here. The topic tonight (and for the next four meetings) is the Holy Spirit, there have been a number of questions coming from people, so we are addressing those questions, but I believe there is something else missing. In my observation the element missing is faith, almost all of the questions are more of a question of faith than the actual subject of the question.