Question: What is YDisciple?
Answer: YDisciple is our youth ministry program for high school students. Students meet in small groups 3 weeks out of the month to eat, chat, watch videos, and discuss faith. Boys and girls are in separate small groups, but on the 4th week of the month, all teens come together for a large group event. These events can be a service project, a speaker, a prayer event or retreat, or just a fun gathering.
Question: How do I join?
Answer: In August your parents will get a letter or email from your small group leader or from the parish with information about when your small group will start meeting. If you aren’t a member of our parish or if you do not receive a letter, contact Theresa Conley at email@example.com or 419-399-2576 to get connected with a small group!
Question: Who can be a part of YDisciple?
Answer: ANY high school student can come to YDisciple. You do not need to be a member of our parish or even a Catholic, so invite your friends!
Question: Why do we do small groups?
Answer: Jesus focused on a small group. Growing closer to Jesus as disciples is very relational and time intensive. There needs to be a strong level of trust, communication, and support in order to create the environment for discipleship. In a small group a you can feel known, loved, and cared for. A level of confidentiality can be achieved which gives you the freedom to open up about your struggles and doubts. In a small group there is the greater possibility to catch the things that teens don’t understand and have a discussion. In addition, the small group allows the leader to know their disciples well and thus be able to customize the topics of discussion that best help their teens.
Question: What if I’m not sure I want to join a small group?
Answer: We encourage you to try it. If it’s not a good fit, we can find another group for you, or you can just join us for the large group activities! But we have found that the students that stick with a small group their first year keep coming back because they love meeting with their group!
Join us for our first YDisciple event of the year on Wednesday, September 6 at Grounded Coffee & Crumbs to meet other youth and hear the amazing Pat Oedy-Murry speak! Pizza will be provided and students can bring money for coffee/smoothies if they wish!