New online parish youth ministry program also available now!
San Francisco, May 15, 2014 – The first two DVD sets in the multi-media YDisciple® formation program for young people have just been released. The two DVD sets, TRUE STRENGTH and TRUE BEAUTY, focus on chastity formation.
TRUE STRENGTH (4 discs) examines masculinity and the virtue of chastity for young men. Based on biblical teaching and principles, this series helps young me discover masculinity as God’s invitation for them to be men of greatness. TRUE STRENGTH features many of the best Catholic speakers, including Chris Stefanick, Jason Evert, Matt Fradd, and Scott Powell, and comes with a leader’s guide and a study guide.
TRUE BEAUTY (4 discs) explores femininity and the virtue of chastity for young women. This series helps young women joyfully live out chastity in the midst of an unchaste culture. Crystalina Evert, Sarah Swafford, Mary Bielski, Lisa Cotter, and others are featured in these inspiring presentations for young women. TRUE BEAUTY also has a leader’s guide and a study guide.
TRUE STRENGTH and TRUE BEAUTY are two parts of YDisciple®, an exciting new formation program for youth from the Augustine Institute, available through Ignatius Press and Lighthouse Catholic Media. Three years in the making, YDisciple® is a powerful program developed by a team of experienced youth ministers, speakers, and theologians.
In addition to the newly released DVD sets, YDisciple® provides a host of resources available on an online platform, including: numerous highly engaging video series for teens; training videos for adults; leader, teen, and parent resources; and guided small group activities.
YDisciple® works through a small group model by equipping committed adults to meet young people right where they are – with all their fears, doubts, and questions – to form young disciples.
By empowering key adults in the parish community, YDisciple® is able to provide effective, dynamic youth ministry with little-to-no dedicated staffing resources. This makes it perfect for the 88% of parishes that don’t have full-time, professional staff, and an ideal complement for those that do.
Jesus modeled discipleship when He invested His life in a small group of men and gave the Church the vision of reaching the world through the multiplication of disciples, and YDisciple® follows this example.
Sean Dalton, the Associate Director of YDisciple®, explains the reason YDisciple® is an effective ministry for the youth: “A great poverty in the life of teenagers today is a lack of meaningful relationships with caring, faith-filled adults. The YDisciple® online platform is designed to mobilize as many adults as possible in order to meet the needs of teenagers: a need to belong, a need to be transparent, a need to engage in critical thinking around beliefs, and a need for guidance. Small group discipleship provides an ideal environment to meet those needs and help teenagers take ownership of their faith.”
Ignatius Press and Lighthouse Catholic Media have partnered with the Augustine Institute and YDisciple® to spread the word about this ground-breaking program. For more information or to order YDisciple®, please visit: www.YDiscipleIP.com
About the Associate Director of YDisciple®
Sean Dalton received his Master of Arts in Theology and Certification in Catechetics from Franciscan University in 1998. Sean has 20 years of experience in youth, young adult and campus ministry as a parish youth minister, Diocesan Director, and Regional Director with FOCUS. Sean joined the YDisciple® team at the Augustine Institute in July, 2013. Sean and Jenn have 5 children and live in Littleton, CO.
Associate Director Sean Dalton is available for interviews about YDisciple®.
For a sample study or to request an interview with Sean, please contact: Rose Trabbic, Publicist, Ignatius Press, (239) 867-4180 or rose@Ignatius.com