thank you, d-group leaders!

We hope that this page provides you all the resources you may need/want as you mentor your teens.  As always, please do not hesitate to email/call/text us with any questions or concerns you may have!  Please send us any good videos, articles or resources that you have used that might be helpful for other groups as well!

This page is always updating! Keep checking back for constant updates and additions to this page!


dgroup leader ONLINE training resources

As DGroup leaders, we want to be as equipped as we can be to share our faith with everyone in our life, not only the teens we work with.  Please take time to review these training materials for helpful tips, ideas for your group and more!


Service Project Ideas

It's important that we serve others and give back to our community. Here are some ideas for how Dgroups can get involved!


video Resources to share with your group

Great videos to use in your group or share with group members outside of Dgroup time!


articles and Videos a-g

Abortion:

Stephanie Gray: "Abortion: From Controversy to Civility"

Trent Horn: Legal Abortions Aren't Safer

Trent Horn: The "Violinist" Argument

Wicked: Save one baby or a thousand embryos?

Catholicism as the True Church:

Dr. Michael Barber: Why do Catholics have more books in the Bible?

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Aren't all Churches the same?

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Did the Church Ever Sell Indulgences?

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Why be Catholic?

Tim Staples: Protestant Doctrine is Manmande

Chastity:

Crystalina Evert's Dump Him List

Crystalina Evert's Testimony

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Avoiding Impurity

Fr. Mike Schmitz: 3 Reasons Why Catholic Couples Don't Spend the Night

Cloning:

Tim Staples: Do Human Clones Have Souls?

Tim Staples: Why is Cloning Bad?

Contraception:

Catholic Perspectives on Birth Control: Great article to share with teens (particularly teens who are asking about using the pill for medical reasons).

Catholic Perspectives on Birth Control: In depth article (many of these themes are best discussed AFTER a discussion on Theology of the Body and God's plan for marriage).

Chris Stefanick: Condoms Don't Stop AIDS

Philip Rivers: Openness to Life

Death and the Afterlife:

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Hell is Real

Fr. Mike Schmitz: How to get to Heaven

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Purgatory

Shield and Hammer: Heaven

Shield and Hammer: Purgatory, praying for the dead, and more

Embryonic Stem Cell Research:

Tim Staples: Why Not Embryonic Stem Cells?

Coming soon: Women priests, Divorce, Assisted Suicide, Death Penalty, Pornography, Cloning, IFV, and more!

handouts, documents and schedules from leader orientation and meetings

Check back here for handouts and materials from Leader Check-ins and meetings you may have missed or lost!

DGroup Leader Orientation Packet


permission forms and liability forms for home meetings

Please verify with Janet Welter that all parties have filled out the proper forms prior to your first meeting.  Email us with any questions!


books that are great for book studies

Want to use any of these resources?  Talk to the Youth Ministry staff about checking out books for your whole group from our libraries!  Use them as long as you need and return them when you are done!

  • How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul by Jason Evert. (recommended for grades 10+, popular with girls groups)
  • Decent Exposure by Jessica Rey & Leah Darrow. (recommended for girls groups 8th grade+)
  • Rome Sweet Home by Scott Hahn (recommended for groups 10th grade+)
  • Be a Man by Father Larry Richards (recommended for guys groups grades 10+) 
  • Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtya (Recommended for 11th/12th grade groups, a bit more intellectual than some teens prefer)
  • Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West (Recommended for grades 9+)
  • Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly (Recommended for grades 10+)
  • Rediscovering Jesus by Matthew Kelly
  • More recommendations coming soon!