parish coaching

All of our services focus on these 3 key components:

  1. Identifying and involving parents in the development of the parish youth ministry.
  2. Building a youth ministry through the creation of small, discipleship groups.
  3. Raising up adult mentors within the parish community by developing their prayer life.

Diocesan and Parish Coaching Packages

Our diocesan and individual parish packages involve on-site seminars for parish leadership teams, retreats and twelve months of parish consulting. We walk along side your team to mentor them in the practice of discipleship youth ministry.

Space is limited for parishes and dioceses that wish to contract for our coaching packages. We will only work with with a few parishes at a time. This enables our team to give your parish leadership the attention that it needs to develop a successful strategy.

Current Pilots Include:

Dowling Catholic High School, Des Moines Iowa

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, Diocese of Fort Worth, TX

St. Mark Catholic Parish, Diocese of Fort Worth, TX

St Mary Catholic Parish, Diocese of Fort Worth, TX

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Diocese of Fort Worth, TX

St. Philip Catholic Parish, Diocese of Fort Worth, TX

Ablaze Ministries, Bryan, TX

Notre Dame Catholic Parish, Denver, CO

Youth Ministry Training Seminars

We offer a variety of seminars and workshops on small group discipleship and family based youth ministry. St. Andrew Missionaries is happy to provide parish training seminars, diocesan training workshops or full youth ministry training weekends.

Staff Retreats

St. Andrew Missionaries is happy to provide parish staff retreats that focus on prayer and discipleship.


 We want to serve. All of our services are offered for a reasonable cost. 

Contact us to make an inquiry and set-up a parish or diocesan assessment.

The parent meeting went really well. Lauren’s group may have as many as 8. Also there may be as many as 4 other groups that start up from the parental contacts I have made. Everyone was really positive. Hope things are going well for you and your family. We also have identified a few possible leaders and will begin those requests.

Lei, from Indiana

The brotherhood in my discipleship group makes all the difference in my life. I cannot tell you where I would be if it were not for my group and leaders.

Joseph, from Colorado

My high school discipleship group formed me to know and understand what to look for in a husband. When I was in high school, I looked for identity in boyfriends and in sexual relationships. I turned away from that when I discovered my identity in Christ. Everett’s guidance in my life was instrumental in forming me as a disciple and leading me to my vocation of marriage. My husband and I are expecting our first child in January. This vocation would not have come about if it were not for the discipleship group and mentoring I have received throughout high school, college and into adult life.

Kathleen, from California