Get Seventy

Moses700Elders Why do You treat Your servant so badly?

Why have You burden me with all this people?

If these are your prayers recently, let’s talk.  First… Good News.  They were Moses’ prayers as well.  What is the solution when you feel as if you have gone from burning bush to burnt out?

Get seventy.

The Lord told Moses to go get “seventy of the elders of Israel, men you know for true elders and authorities among the people, and bring them to the meeting tent. When they are in place beside you, I will come down and speak with you there. I will also take some of the spirit that is on you and will bestow it on them, that they may share the burden of the people with you. You will then not have to bear it by yourself.”

Look around.  Do you have not seven, not seventeen, but seventy adults of the community with whom your spirit and burden have been shared.

For most, seventy seems almost fantastical… but it is a scripturally based goal. And, in all reality, the option of not doing this is not all that desirable, anyway. Aim high. Seventy is a great target. (and seriously is seventy seems certainly attainable in your mega-church community… up that to 350 or 700!)

Recruitment of adult leadership should not have a season but must be a constant efforts and priority.  What’s your secret towards getting seventy. <image source>

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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