EightDays041415

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. There is  a moment occurring in catholic youth  ministry, NACYML is building upon the expereince of the  our past Rebuil My Church on-line conferences and is getting thier a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC)  Don’t  miss this tipping point occuring right here, right now.(Register here if you haven’t).
  2. I’ve been in the midst of dreaming and planning for designing a peer minisry trainring  pogram in the times of new evangelization.  Jen Bradbury has offers her latest post in a seies on student leadership  while Craig Gould expands our sense of mission territory.
  3. pope-francis-quote-1Adam McLane offers an important parable regarding the power of self service and moving beyond heirarchial control.  First  stepin this process ight be to move beyond  parochial thinking.  
  4. Are you entering into a season of evaluation?  — Still weeks old into new job(s) but the answer is definatively  YES!– Life  Teen has some notes for  you on this vital part of your ministry.
  5. Our papal poster today came from here.  I had a difficult time finding images this week, so I accept Sheldon’s judgement regarding the cover image.
  6. The Video Catechisms has a great new short on the Beatitudes
  7. Lessons learned about youth ministry from hanging out at Starbucks.
  8. Know that our affection for you in venti sized 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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