Be Better

When I started out in youth ministry, back in the previous millennium, I often took great pride in my width and breadth of ice-breaker / warmer games.

Recently, I received feedback regarding what I thought was an especially beter-than-average presentation and was told the ice-breaker was quite memorable… and I thought… really!!???!

But, then I re-evaluated… the ice-breaker worked because it did engage the group with me (a stranger in their midst) and each other.

This video (despite the Glee slushy-ify-ing) does serve as a helpful reminder of what doesn’t work with ice-breakers.

My youngest daughter’s latest catch phrase would be applicable here…

Be Better!

h/t Jonathan McKee

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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