Dr. Jimmy Walters

Living a Life of Gratitude & Appreciation

Appreciative Discipleship


Appreciative Discipleship ™ provides an innovative and effective leadership model for the pastoral practice of post-Confirmation ministry, focusing on youth and young adults.

The six-stage model known as Appreciative Discipleship guides parish leaders in inviting and engaging today’s youth as young disciples, encouraging active participation and leadership in the faith community.

Building upon Renewing the Vision –A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry, the organizational models of Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Advising, and best practices in parish and youth ministry, this invaluable and comprehensive resource offers parish leaders a vision and practical resource for immediate implementation in dioceses, parishes and schools.


To learn more about this process, or to participate in, or plan a workshop, feel free to schedule a consultation via jamesrwaltersny@gmail.com.



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