The Catholic Church is losing young people. 80% of those who leave do so by their 23rd birthday.

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.

About Everett

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.

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Uncompromising Purity

It’s Not Just a “Guy” Problem

By: Kelsey Skoch with Everett Fritz 

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.

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Everett was a valuable asset to the Diocese, assisting us with addressing the needs for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. 

Catherine Loh,

Director, Office of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry, Diocese of Palm Beach

After talking with many of the youth ministers this weekend, we are still bearing fruit from your time with us. There was a palpable buzz from your diocesan training seminar. Our youth ministers will be better because of your leadership. Thank you for coming to our Diocesan Youth Ministers Leaders Conference.

Katie from Missouri

I was so excited to connect with you a few weeks ago. Your support, guidance and advice was much needed as I navigate this new territory of growing discipleship groups at my parish. I am hopeful we will have seven active groups by the end of next month.

Virginia from North Carolina

The retreat that you led was awesome. Our teens really enjoyed it. Some of them were a little hesitant at first with it being such a small group but they opened a lot. Even my quieter teen spoke up often. I enjoyed watching them get outside their comfort zone a little bit. They all told me they wanted to begin reading scripture more often. I thought you did a great job incorporating scripture into the sessions and the teens definitely took note of that.

Brad from Texas

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…

  1. Discipleship
  2. Family based ministry
  3. Missionary Zeal