St. Andrew Missionaries serves the mission of Jesus Christ by helping the Catholic Church shift her pastoral approach with young people. We offer training, resources and thought leadership on family based youth ministry and small group discipleship.
Everett Fritz, Founder and Executive Director
Everett is the author of two books – Freedom and The Art of Forming Young Disciples. He is the co-author of the Augustine Institute’s popular YDisciple youth ministry resource and has been working in parish youth ministry for over a decade. Everett holds an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a BA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Everett married Katrina, his high-school sweetheart and they reside in Denver with their three children.
The Art of Forming Young Disciples
Why Youth Ministries Aren’t Working and What to Do About It
In this book, Everett will help you create a comfortable environment that leads young people into self-reflection, as well as the critical role parents and the parish community play in youth formation.
Finally, Fritz shares various resources that can help you accomplish your goal. But he warns: you’re not running a program that has been pre-developed. Relationships and mentoring make disciples; programs do not.
If you’re troubled by the number of young people in your parish who leave the Faith year after year, then open these illuminating pages and learn the art of forming young disciples.
It’s Not Just a “Guy” Problem
You’re not the only one.
All too often, the topic of sexual purity is presented as something that’s exclusively a male issue. As a result, women who struggle with pornography or masturbation are left to feel as if they’re the only ones.
But this isn’t just a “guy” problem.
Finally bringing this topic to the light, Uncompromising Purity provides encouragement and practical strategies to overcome these and other addictions and temptations that keep women from living in freedom. By challenging the world’s imitation of love, Kelsey and Everett provide straightforward, honest, and inspiring advice on how to become uncompromising in the true love we were created for.
Everett was a valuable asset to the Diocese, assisting us with addressing the needs for Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Saint Andrew is the patron of this apostolate because he was the first to respond to Jesus’s invitation of discipleship. Andrew is the brother of St. Peter. He brought the Gospel to his family by introducing Simon Peter to the Messiah. After Pentecost, St. Andrew became a missionary to Greece, where he was martyred by dying on a cross. The life of St.Andrew mirrors the values of the St. Andrew Missionaries…
- Family based ministry
- Missionary Zeal