Eight Days 09-30-14

ebolainfographThe Beatles’ song Eight Days a Week referenced that they were working so hard, they were working eight days a week. This always seemed like a potential theme song for youth ministers to me.  Here continues a weekly series to serve you over your next eight days with eight notes and sets of links for your information and formation. Pass these along in your e-newsletters (and offer Project YM a little love in the process, please.)

  1. We’ve always provided an extra image with this weekly post. We are trying something a little different and making an infographic for you on a very timely issue: Ebola (left click to enlarge, right click to print, save, or post it and share!)
  2. This is the week! Join us Oct. 2nd for the (free!)  Rebuild My Church video conference.
  3. Two weeks ago, we discussed Andy Andrew Root’s upcoming book Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker. By way of preview, we find more is coming out, including this key reminder: “Youth are not the future of the church. Jesus is.”
  4. The feast of St. Francis of Assisi is next Saturday. America Magazine offers insight in this most popular but often misunderstood saint.
  5. There are always ups and downs in youth ministry. Let’s focus on the ups.
  6. And remember, God measures success
  7. It’s the baseball post-season. (Go Orioles! Go Nationals!) Our image above shows that even Pope Francis has baseball fever.
  8. Always remember, you, too, are a great catch! We pray God blesses your service as a youth minister because we Ain’t got nothing but love, babeeight 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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