Get Vibrant

YoungPeopletogether Randy Raus of LifeTeen has a great post last week regarding the value of youth ministry towards the vibrancy of a parish faith community.

He notes, for the Church, that the future is now. Citing a survey that indicates bleak prospects that future involvement in the Catholic faith for current teens who are not involved in their parish during high school, Randy indicated that “Parishes that are waiting for people to get involved when they are older, the chances of that plan working are quickly fading.”

Randy advocates that where you find vibrant youth ministry you are likely to find a vibrant parish! The whole post is worth checking out and possibly even forwarding to your parish council or finance committee! <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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