About Eric Gallagher

Eric Gallagher is a husband and father living in South Dakota. He has been involved in youth ministry since 2003. He has a great love for Discipleship and is currently serving the Diocese of Sioux Falls as the Director of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization. Eric is the founder of DiscipleshipYM.com and DiscipleshipTraining.com. Interested in having Eric come speak or train your parish or Diocese? Go Here!

One Thing that MUST Change in Youth Ministry

By | February 24th, 2015|, |

The one thing that has changed in me, and one of the biggest things I believe needs to be changed in order for youth ministry to be more effective, is that we must make ministry less about what we can do and more about what we can enable others to do.

20 New Ideas Added to Our Library

By | February 23rd, 2015||

We have added 20 new ideas to our library of Discipleship Group Ideas.  That puts our list at 121 ideas total! Here are the new ideas we have added: Host a Monthly Open Gym Plan [...]

A Video Introduction of DFYM

By | February 23rd, 2015||

We have created a short intro video introduction on Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry.  You should check it out here!

When Asking Your Volunteers to Give More Is a Good Thing

By | February 17th, 2015|, , |

Here are three areas upon which to focus that will leave your adults wanting more and make volunteering for youth ministry attractive to new volunteers as well.

Reaching Beyond the “Default” Youth in Your Ministry?

By | February 10th, 2015|, |

Think about the first time you went to an amazing restaurant. After you went, was it your desire to go back alone and just relive the same experience again? I am willing to bet not. My point is that when we experience something that is good, we have a natural desire to share it. Experiencing the Gospel is no different.

Making the Sale – A Three Part Strategy to a Full Commitment in Your Discipleship Group

By | February 3rd, 2015|, |

In order for a discipleship group to be a discipleship group, it requires the commitment of a disciple. I think it’s crazy the commitments that things like sports, clubs, and music require of the youth [...]

Book Review: Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

By | January 26th, 2015|, , |

Sherry Weddell is back with a follow-up book to Forming Intentional Disciples. I read it in the first couple of days after being published and thought I would share with you my thoughts.

The Difference Between Discipleship and Discipleship

By | January 21st, 2015|, |

Usually after we begin to dig in to what I mean when I say "discipleship," we find that what "Father is doing" is not exactly what I mean when I speak about discipleship. What's the difference?

Are Paul, Barnabas and Timothy ALL in Your Small Group?

By | December 11th, 2014|, |

Paul, Barnabas and Timothy all have a very unique role in Discipleship. What can we learn from them and how can we apply it to our discipleship groups?

Discipleship – Preparing for the “Game”

By | September 29th, 2014|, |

One of the biggest struggles I am finding in leading a discipleship group is that I have a group of young men that I know want to go deeper, but it seems like I never [...]