Eight Days 12-16-14

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. Research indicates that one in every four young people have experienced a traumatic event with the number greater for those living in impoverished communities. How might this impact your ministry?
  2. Kelly Colangelo would suggest that you should keep focused on the young person right in front of you.
  3. rejoiceOur cover image and our poster meme remind us to remain in the spirit of the third week of Advent. (click to enlarge, right click on larger image to download/ save image as…)
  4. Some are already planning for service trips over spring break and summer.  Before you go too depend into prep, now is a great time to check attitude and motivations.
  5. Meanwhile, as we turn the corner on the New Year, how can we help parents view their family through a different lens, inspire them to invest practically in their kids’ lives, and equip them to build the relationship they have always wanted with their child. Orange Ministry has an idea.
  6. The Orange suggestions involve effective use of new media and technology. How can technology rock the New Evangelization?
  7. Greg Stier wonders if our young people actually engaged in the work of the evangelist.
  8. Our thoughts of you this season are to rejoice for all the good works in which you are involved. We pray unceasingly for you because 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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