Unlike the conventional, large group experience offered by parishes for youth, YDisciple is a small group discipleship program where teens invest in one another and become inspired to know and live for Christ.
YDisciple focuses on strengthening the key influential relationships in the lives of teenagers: parents, peers, and other caring adults. The best method of meeting the fundamental needs of teenagers is to create an environment where they are known and loved. That environment is a small group of friends, led by caring adult mentors, who trust one another and meet regularly in host homes. This principle is powerfully expressed in St. Paul's letter to the Thessalonians: "So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us" (1 Thessalonians 2:8).