Eight Days 012715

Like in the Beatles’ song Eight Days a Week, youth ministers work so hard it is like working eight days a week. Here continues a weekly series to serve you over your next eight days with eight notes for your information and formation. Pass these along in your e-newsletters (and offer Project YM a little love in the process, please.

  1. Mark Oestreicher shares a promo for the Alpha Youth Film Series.  Anyone out there using this?  Please share a review in the comments section.
  2. Doug Fields offers 10 Tips for Becoming a Family-Friendly Youth Ministry
  3. Titus Benton acknowledges the growth he has experienced in his fifteen years of youth ministry and commemorates the end of “Doofus youth ministry.”
  4. Are you utilizing the “ministry of presence” to ensure connection with those with who you serve? After all, aren’t they just waiting for us to notice them?
  5. CRS-Rice-Bowl-For-Lent-For-LifeThis weekend is also the time when many participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring. The “Big Game” occurs Sunday. Vancouver diocesan director is again supporting the Seahawks.
  6. Our cover image and poster image remind you that Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl starts with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 18. (click to enlarge, right click on larger image to download/ save image as…)
  7. It is, of course, Catholic Schools Week. They are our partners in ministry with young people, Read Katie Prejean’s reflections on being a teacher.
  8. We remember you always in our thoughts and prayers as we ain’t got nothing but love, babe, eight days a week.

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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