Effective Evangelization

The secret is that the most effective way to evangelize is to share the contagious joy of being a friend of Jesus Christ.

Here is a quick you tube for youth ministry types (as we do each Thursday) to encourage your ministry.

What are your habits that encourage joy?

When we are “selling” law first, it’s kinds difficult to really sell joy.

When I was in Steubenville last week, I noted that I visited the youth ministry section of the bookstore (and this is true of every Christian bookstore) that there was a very key theme to a near majority of the books in the section.

It very well might have been Teresa from Boston who detected where I was going…  We have many books on sex, chastity, abstinence in that section.

This is not to reject this line of thought (I spent four years of my life dedicated towards this direction) but is it based on the joy or on the law?

Anyway, go smile at somebody today!

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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