I like to highlight the four areas of formation as one of the fundamental components of a Discipleship focused youth ministry model because there really isn’t document (yet!) that talks about the four areas in relation to youth ministry. The four areas are used in seminarian formation and in lay ecclesial formation and the documents that
About Eric GallagherEric Gallagher is a husband and father living in South Dakota. He has been involved in youth ministry since 2003. He has a great love for Discipleship and is currently serving the Diocese of Sioux Falls as the Director of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization. Eric is the founder of Cofome, LLC. which involves all kinds of various online projects, websites, and resources. You can support his work on Patreon here. Interested in having Eric come speak or train your parish or Diocese? Go here.
I recently read through about 80 evaluations from a day of formation offered on discipleship. One of the questions on the participant evaluation asked about specific struggles people had experienced in their discipleship efforts thus far . The most common responses had something to do with the busyness of individuals in the group or lack
I’ve read a lot of articles and resources from different people involved in youth ministry about how to engage parents within in a youth ministry program. Heck, one of our most-shared blog posts talks about just that. I struggle a lot with this topic because most of the time, the goal is about improving “my
I found myself a bit frustrated in a meeting not long ago. Not because of anything anyone said, but because I began to realize how limited my vision of youth ministry really was. I served as a parish youth minister for seven years, and my work at the diocesan level has been basically supporting the
Eric & Jason discuss how the typical role of DRE or Youth Minister may change when a parish moves towards Discipleship Focused Ministry.
We’re excited this week to bring on our first guest to the podcast, Everett Fritz. Jason sits down with Everett to discuss his new book “The Art of Forming Young Disciples”
Finishing the series on the fundamentals, in this episode Eric & Jason discuss a way to “know” when what you are a doing is in fact..discipleship.