Author: Tony Vasinda

All Catholic Men Eventually Grow Beards

I have had a beard, and been a beard enthusiast since I was a teenager. I have only not had a beard (of some sort) once as an adult and it was for 4 very long days when I started a Nazarite Vow. I plan to have a beard until I die. It is not a passing fad. It is not something I picked up recently or that I will put down anytime soon. To me it is a sign that sets me apart. It marks me, if you will, as a man and specifically as a Catholic Man.... Read More

Vote Now On The Top 7 Ideas For Summer Ministry

About a month ago we asked you to submit your favorite ideas for summer ministry over here.  The only rules were: It has to be something that takes less than 24 hours. (but can be overnight, take multiple meetings, or be nongathered) It should cost around $30 a kid or less. (Base cost) It should be summer specific. (or at least better to do in the summer) We had about 30 submissions which we combined down to a list of 24 with a cost per kid and length of time estimate. Now it is up to you to vote on the... Read More

Top 7 Things To Do With Your Youth This Summer

A couple of weeks ago the staff here at ProjectYM thought it would be helpful to develop a list of the top 7 things to do with your youth this summer with a little help from all of our bloggers, VIPs, and readers.  We also thought a $20 iTunes Card might be a good incentive to get your help.  People were invited to post their ideas until the 14th and   The only requirements are these: It has to be something that takes less than 24 hours. (but can be overnight, take multiple meetings, or be nongathered) It should cost around $30 a... Read More

Win A Copy of Woo By Morgan Schmidt

Overview and Why I Think This Book Is Important: In her book Woo, Morgan Schmidt has named something that will resonate with youth workers across the globe. She tells us that in the hearts of our youth have these deep, huge, and overwhelming desires, and that those desires might just be the best way to help them grow in their relationships with Christ.  She calls this approach ministry by desire. I often times hear my peers in youth ministry express deep and unfulfilled desires of their own about some aspect of their ministry.  We long for authentic relationships between... Read More