Change

3thingsNew Year. It involves resolutions, anticipation of change.  Over at YouthMinistry.com, Kurt and Josh looked to the future and suggested

Three Things that Are Changing in Youth Ministry

> There are now many, many voices.  It used to be there were just a few leaders in the field. Now, via blogs, podcasts, etc there is almost a riotous noise of shared wisdom and experience from countless youth workers (Ahem, including this one!) There is room for your voice, too!
> Emphasis on parent ministry  We are finally beginning to sweat that parents are the primary discipler of their teenager.
> Team-based ministry  Youth ministry was never meant to be done alone!
> a bonus fourth: Church together Youth ministry is no longer an island to itself.

and Three Things that Aren’t Changing in Youth Ministry

> Caring Adult Leaders –Great volunteers have been a part of youth ministry for a long time – and they will continue to be in the future.
> 1-on-1 Time with Students Relational ministry is still most highly valued.  Our churches can do more of it with more Caring Adult Leaders
> Curriculum and Teaching – Scripture and (in our Catholic faith) Tradition at at the center of what we are passing along in youth ministry.
> another bonus fourth: A devoted follower of Jesus leading the group Leadership and gizmos make a difference, but discipleship matters.

As you look towards our shared future, be on of the many voices and comment of what’s changing and what ain’t changing in youth ministry . <image source>

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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