The 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.)
- The Ebola outbreak appears on Time magazine’s cover as well as in Politico predictions of a worsening situation in Africa. Check last week’s edition for a helpful infographic.
- The USCCB has resources on the Synod of Bishops on the Family as well as information regarding October’s commemoration of Domestic Violence Month.
- Fast Company magazine recently profiled a movement sweeping the Catholic world where monks, nuns, and even the Pope are embracing digital media.
- How goes the challenges of addressing evangelization and outreach? Here are five commons mis-steps in your efforts to “Go and Make Disciples.
- Please support ProjectYM. Where else do you get a thoughtful critique on All About That Bass, a meeting plan on Reality TV, and a reminder regarding conversion?
- Our poster image celebrates St. John XXIII’s feast day, Oct. 11. (right click to print, save, or post it and share: left click to enlarge ) Meanwhile, we could not resist celebrating Justin’s mustache above with our cover image.
- In America magazine, Amy-Jill Levine reminds us that the “Good Samaritan” parable is about “The one doing mercy for the other.” It’s a worthwhile read!
- Know as a youth minister that we ain’t got nothing but love, for you babe, eight days a week. Now, go and do likewise and share love with the Good People with whom you serve.