Asking for a Raise

raiseAn area of certain growth for the Church is in living out its own Catholic  Social Teaching regarding just wages for workers Kurt and Josh at www.youthministry.com posted about how to ask for a raise. They raise a few good suggestions.

> Start the process with prayer
> Do you homework regarding comparative salaries and the church’s pattern for merit increases
> Set yourself up for success, don’t just drop the idea of a raise
> Connect an increase to a commitment of time and longevity

Most important, plan out your career as if you anticipate growing professionally.  What areas of competency will you grow in?  What greater responsibilities will you undertake?

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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