CYM News 06-14-11

OK, we missed posting last week… Let’s try today…

News from Around:

LONDON, ONT, CAN — When it comes to youth ministry, it’s may be time for the Anglican Church of Canada to wake up and smell the coffee.

According to the church’s national coordinator for youth initiatives, youth ministry is perceived as an “extra” and a “nice thing to do.” Few congregations see that youth ministry is something that grows out of the community itself, said Judy Steers.

As a result, youth ministry is often the first thing to be cut from program when a church starts to feel the budget crunch, Steers pointed out. “I think the reality,” she told the Anglican Journal, “is that it’s something that a church needs to make an integral part of its ministry.

nvolving youth in the life of the church and making a firm commitment to support them are key steps towards building a vibrant youth ministry. Read the whole article from the Anglican Journal.

News from ‘Round Here:

Last Sunday was a good, quiet summer’s day. Monday had a consultation with a parish youth ministry regarding their adolescent catechesis efforts and then an in-house meeting regarding Sacramental guidelines.

Tuesday, we were beginning performance appraisals in the office and then had a meeting regarding our Schools, ACRE testing, and teacher training.

Wednesday was a full day.  We were video taping on a hot, hot, hot football field for future trainings, there was a Mid Atlantic Conference logistics call, and then our Youth Ministry met.

Then there was the whole fist pumping Thursday!  Man, I love days like that.

On Fridays, the building shuts down over the summers to save on energy costs.  Man, I love days like that as well!  (I worked on my tan a little!)

Saturday was a simple day…  A little pick-up and clean up, some storage of blog posts (getting ahead again) and then off to my brothers in PA for mass and dinner with my Mom who was visiting.

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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