Not long ago, veteran youth minister Everett Fritz counted the number of his former youth group members who were still practicing the Faith. The result? Almost all of them had left the Faith! Fritz learned that other parishes reported similar staggering losses, point to a grim truth: today’s Youth Ministries simply do not form young people into lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. Not satisfied with these dismal results, Fritz devised a different way of forming young people in the Faith. It’s an approach that can truly transform the spiritual lives of young people by applying the same one-to-one personal method that Jesus Himself used to form His apostles. Countless parishes have made the change to a small-group discipleship structure which leads young people into self-reflection, as well as the critical role parents and the parish community play in youth formation. Paper.