1NewbieProThing

1ThingnewbieIf I could only share one thing with those just entering professional youth ministry (and I had the opportunity in Bob’ Rice’s class at Franciscan University in Steubenville to say just this), it would be this:

So, you love god and Jesus?  Great!
And you believe and heartily belong to the Church??   Cool!!
And, you like and appreciate young people???    Awesome!!!

You have all the Makings of am incredible 
Catholic Youth Ministry VOLUNTEER.

Here is the thing that we really do not talk all that often about… but Administration, Delegation, Collaboration, and, sometimes, even Bi-location are some of the essential  –ions related to the ministry… related to the job.   If a newbie does not figure these out, or even an experience pro does still with it, we are no long for maintaining our effectiveness or “professional” standing in the field of Catholic Youth Ministry

What would be your one thing  about which you would mentor a newbie professional in ministry?

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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