icymi 100815

May the Peace of Christ be with you.

Explain yourself. young man!  After the recent posting about Editing, I thought it might be appropriate to explain, just this once, how I use the links that are being provided as part of this weekly series

So, here are Catholic youth ministry hyperlinks for you just ICase You Missed It s well as the backstory of their selection for this posting

  • I always like a good gut check / examination of conscience regarding my motivations for ministry,  Wes Ellis just reminded us all to Get Out of the Way and make space for the Lord.
  • My catechists were recently requested to start their sessions in prayer.  With that  request came this resource to assist them.
  • My Edge team has all received this Christopher Wesley description of 6 characteristics of a strong small group leader.
  • It is always important to be knowledgeable about the stuff related to our field:
    • CARA research indicates that young Catholic parents are loyal to raising families in the faith, but Mass… not so much.
    • Pew Research has recently concluded another study and offers these 6 facts about teen romance in the digital age.  (good for packing away in my arsenal of stuff I know about kids.)

parents

  • In the past weeks, I’ve broken up some of the links into sections. With this edition, you even getting banners for them!  The predominant sub-category here  is related to our ministry with parents.  Why is this important? Matt Larkin through Youth Specialties offers an explanation.
  • Mobile devices aren’t bad, but they might be hindering relationships for the SmartPhone generation.   Jonathan McKee has three ways to help young people connect with people in the room. 
  • Sometimes parenting can be hard, heartbreaking work.  ParentCue helps us to remind adults to be the adult. Blessed are not the peace-likers or peace-supporters, but the peacemakers..

professional

  • I am a heavy user of Twitter (as you are likely or with other social networking sites.)  I want to avoid these five common twitter mistakes.   
  • Michael Hyatt is a former Christian bookseller who now has a phenomenally large leadership platform.  When he writes in admiration of Pope Francis’ leadership style, I want to pay attention and emulate the Holy Father’s example.

proYMrecent
The editorial choice to link the past week’s posts on the ProjectYM site is simply supporting the home team just ICase You Missed It!  (Hey, that’s a clever title!)

There you go, editorial choices explained. One last note:

Don’t wait until you are ready to do a generous act for another. All acts of grace, mercy, and kindness matter, no difference if they are large or small.  I found these four minutes worthwhile, invite you to do the same and to pass this TED video along.

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.



Questions or Comments?

Join the conversation about icymi 100815 over in our Facebook group. GO THERE NOW

Try Out Our New Online Membership Community for Free!

Click the button below to find out more about Thrive and claim your invite to a free trial of the new community created exclusively for Catholic youth ministers.

CLICK HERE

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Become a ProjectYM VIP



You have Successfully Subscribed!