Hope Persists

Hope What will happen in the fifty years following
[the publication of Hope for the Decade?]

Once can only guess,
but based on the growth and radical change
in the first half century of its existence,

Youth work should continue to be
an exciting and growing ministry in the Church

In 1980, (over thirty years ago) the National Catholic Youth Organization Federation (predecessor to today’s NFCYM) published Hope for the Decade: A Look at the Issues Facing Catholic Youth Ministry.

Throughout Fridays in September, we are pulling a few quotes, wondering about change and growth in our field.

Previously: Hope for the Parish, …for the Family, …for the Youth Minister, and … for Ministry

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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