Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

5 Things To Do To Map Out Your Best Fall Calendar

5 Things To Do To Map Out Your Best Fall Calendar

(A quick note from our Blog Editor: I know, I know. WHY on EARTH am I sharing this blog about planning for FALL? We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and have no idea when or how our ministry will start meeting in person again, much less what the new school year will hold! But hear me out friends: This too shall pass. And when it does, it would be helpful to already have a clear vision and goals for returning to “normal” ministry again. So often we get swept up in the busyness and chaos of youth ministry. KEEP READING

The Breakdown of Perfection

The Breakdown of Perfection

In the Gospel of Matthew, right after the beatitudes and in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, Christ speaks to his disciples about loving your enemies and then gives them the highest expectation: “Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt. 5:48)

Pluck your eye out if it causes you to sin! If you divorce, you’re committing adultery! Don’t make promises you can’t keep! Don’t be vengeful; turn the other cheek! Love your enemies!

Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

How is that even obtainable? How can that even be a standard when humanity, from the beginning of Adam and Eve, has been stained by sin? KEEP READING

Supporting Your Teens While Social Distancing

Supporting Your Teens While Social Distancing

It’s not always the case that we can know with certainty that we are living through a historic time. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that the only certain thing we can know at this point.

With the news reports changing everyday, the number of cases fluctuating world-wide, and state governments issuing “stay at home” orders left and right, it can feel as though all the tools in your ministry belt are now useless.

Fear not! Your teens need you now more than ever. As they are now forced to stay home, the enemy wants to make us feel isolated, ineffective, and irrelevant. KEEP READING

Your Worth as a Youth Minister

Your Worth as a Youth Minister

One of the worst feelings I have ever felt was on a Sunday night in the middle of the summer. I
had prepared a fun youth event that included tye-dye and a bible study on the Creation story.
Ten minutes had gone by and no one had showed up. Not a single soul. I sat in the chair, trying
not to look pathetic in case one lone teen would saunter in the room. My heart was racing and I
felt sort of sick to my stomach. In those moments, I felt small and insignificant. I felt like I had
failed and was embarrassed by my hopeful purchase of a dozen white tees. KEEP READING

Joy in Youth Ministry: Being Buoyed by Hope

Joy in Youth Ministry: Being Buoyed by Hope

While not-so-innocently meandering around the Hobby Lobby this month, I found myself drawn, as usual, to the décor aisles. Scattered about the adorable canvas signs (silently beckoning, “Buy me!”) I noticed a few signs with the phrase “Choose Joy” artfully painted on canvas. Before I knew it, the sign appeared in my shopping cart. (I still don’t know how that possibly could have happened!)

That little canvas hangs up on my wall where I see it daily. Some days, it’s an encouragement to me, to ask myself: where is the joy in my voice, in my eyes, in my facial expressions, or even in my driving? KEEP READING

Happy Advent!

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Meet Your Teens Where They Are

Meet Your Teens Where They Are

Ministry is great, isn’t it? The teens are always smiling and laugh at all of your jokes. They are super polite to every parent and volunteer who walks through the door. They eat all of their food and even help clean up after dinner. They never speak during the talks...

Calling All Writers and Wannabe Writers!

Calling All Writers and Wannabe Writers!

ProjectYM is looking for some youth ministers and core team members to write for our blog! The ProjectYM blog is a place where readers all over the world come to find useful information to help them thrive in their ministry. We publish articles that touch the...

Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

Why is Joseph an Important Part of the Story?

Why is Joseph an Important Part of the Story?

It’s so easy to get swept up in the Advent season to get excited about Mary and Elizabeth and John the Baptist and on and on and on. There are so many giants of our faith in Advent that it’s easy to glance over Joseph. He is huge figure in the life of Jesus and an...

You’re not supposed to be here

You’re not supposed to be here

One Tuesday night, around 10:15, my doorbell rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone to be stopping by my house that day, much less at bedtime, so I confusedly made my way to the door to see what nitwit would be showing up so late, ready to give them a piece of my mind about...

Why Is Advent So Dark?

Why Is Advent So Dark?

Parishes love to do things differently in the season of Advent. Liturgy committees try to change up the scene beyond just the colors and decor. It’s a way to try to change our view from the familiar and jar us into considering Who is coming at Christmas. One way I’ve...

Male and Female He Created Them

Male and Female He Created Them

I remember the looks on their faces at my first youth ministers conference; they were tired- no- exhausted. Wide-eyed and eager to learn what the call of being a youth minister looked like, I was already feeling defeated. What was I getting myself into? And then I got...

No Help To Anyone

No Help To Anyone

Mass is always a struggle for us. It’s just the phase of life we are in right now. With four little ones ages 6 and under who have been over-exposed to screens and live in an instant gratification world, asking them to participate in Mass for one hour each week seems...

Getting Your Teens FIRED UP!

Getting Your Teens FIRED UP!

Nothing can zap your energy quite like walking into the youth room and seeing the teens just sitting there on their phones, bored out of their minds. Here is how to get YOUR teens fired up! Know Your Why (and share it!) Make sure you know why your ministry exists, but...

Getting Your Pastor FIRED UP!

Getting Your Pastor FIRED UP!

Getting your Pastor excited about the youth program might seem challenging, but it is vital to the success of your ministry! Here is how to get your Pastor fired up about your ministry: Pray! First, and most importantly, PRAY! Make it a priority to pray, not just for...

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5 Things To Do To Map Out Your Best Fall Calendar

5 Things To Do To Map Out Your Best Fall Calendar

(A quick note from our Blog Editor: I know, I know. WHY on EARTH am I sharing this blog about planning for FALL? We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and have no idea when or how our ministry will start meeting in person again, much less what the new school year will hold! But hear me out friends: This too shall pass. And when it does, it would be helpful to already have a clear vision and goals for returning to “normal” ministry again. So often we get swept up in the busyness and chaos of youth ministry. KEEP READING

The Breakdown of Perfection

The Breakdown of Perfection

In the Gospel of Matthew, right after the beatitudes and in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, Christ speaks to his disciples about loving your enemies and then gives them the highest expectation: “Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt. 5:48)

Pluck your eye out if it causes you to sin! If you divorce, you’re committing adultery! Don’t make promises you can’t keep! Don’t be vengeful; turn the other cheek! Love your enemies!

Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

How is that even obtainable? How can that even be a standard when humanity, from the beginning of Adam and Eve, has been stained by sin? KEEP READING

Supporting Your Teens While Social Distancing

Supporting Your Teens While Social Distancing

It’s not always the case that we can know with certainty that we are living through a historic time. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that the only certain thing we can know at this point.

With the news reports changing everyday, the number of cases fluctuating world-wide, and state governments issuing “stay at home” orders left and right, it can feel as though all the tools in your ministry belt are now useless.

Fear not! Your teens need you now more than ever. As they are now forced to stay home, the enemy wants to make us feel isolated, ineffective, and irrelevant. KEEP READING

Your Worth as a Youth Minister

Your Worth as a Youth Minister

One of the worst feelings I have ever felt was on a Sunday night in the middle of the summer. I had prepared a fun youth event that included tye-dye and a bible study on the Creation story. Ten minutes had gone by and no one had showed up. Not a single soul. I sat in...

Joy in Youth Ministry: Being Buoyed by Hope

Joy in Youth Ministry: Being Buoyed by Hope

While not-so-innocently meandering around the Hobby Lobby this month, I found myself drawn, as usual, to the décor aisles. Scattered about the adorable canvas signs (silently beckoning, “Buy me!”) I noticed a few signs with the phrase “Choose Joy” artfully painted on...

Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

Meet Your Teens Where They Are

Meet Your Teens Where They Are

Ministry is great, isn’t it? The teens are always smiling and laugh at all of your jokes. They are super polite to every parent and volunteer who walks through the door. They eat all of their food and even help clean up after dinner. They never speak during the talks...

Calling All Writers and Wannabe Writers!

Calling All Writers and Wannabe Writers!

ProjectYM is looking for some youth ministers and core team members to write for our blog! The ProjectYM blog is a place where readers all over the world come to find useful information to help them thrive in their ministry. We publish articles that touch the...

Why is Joseph an Important Part of the Story?

Why is Joseph an Important Part of the Story?

It’s so easy to get swept up in the Advent season to get excited about Mary and Elizabeth and John the Baptist and on and on and on. There are so many giants of our faith in Advent that it’s easy to glance over Joseph. He is huge figure in the life of Jesus and an...

You’re not supposed to be here

You’re not supposed to be here

One Tuesday night, around 10:15, my doorbell rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone to be stopping by my house that day, much less at bedtime, so I confusedly made my way to the door to see what nitwit would be showing up so late, ready to give them a piece of my mind about...

Why Is Advent So Dark?

Why Is Advent So Dark?

Parishes love to do things differently in the season of Advent. Liturgy committees try to change up the scene beyond just the colors and decor. It’s a way to try to change our view from the familiar and jar us into considering Who is coming at Christmas. One way I’ve...

Male and Female He Created Them

Male and Female He Created Them

I remember the looks on their faces at my first youth ministers conference; they were tired- no- exhausted. Wide-eyed and eager to learn what the call of being a youth minister looked like, I was already feeling defeated. What was I getting myself into? And then I got...

No Help To Anyone

No Help To Anyone

Mass is always a struggle for us. It’s just the phase of life we are in right now. With four little ones ages 6 and under who have been over-exposed to screens and live in an instant gratification world, asking them to participate in Mass for one hour each week seems...

More Than Just Catholic Beard Balm

Though Catholic Balm Co is the creator of the original Catholic beard balm, they've got tons of other Catholic inspired products for anyone with skin, lips, or (yes) beards. Plus every purchase you make funds the ministry of ProjectYM.

Getting Your Teens FIRED UP!

Getting Your Teens FIRED UP!

Nothing can zap your energy quite like walking into the youth room and seeing the teens just sitting there on their phones, bored out of their minds. Here is how to get YOUR teens fired up! Know Your Why (and share it!) Make sure you know why your ministry exists, but...