May the peace of Christ be with you.
More specifically, be not afraid. In the past months, I have spent considerably more time anticipating and working towards positive outcomes. This proves to be much more life-giving than dealing in dread and attempting to prevent negative outcomes.
Project YM provides this weekly series of Catholic youth ministry hyperlinks for you just In Case You Missed It.
- Need to be reminded what a blessing you are personally and as a minister? Leneita Fix offers such a blessing for you.
- From lessons from a free-climber comes another youth ministry examination of conscience: “You must prepare your children for the path, not the path for your children.”
- Speaking as a former volunteer with Chris Wesley, he does “onboarding” of new volunteers well. Here are his five steps towards easing newbies in
- Halloween is a’coming, so, therefore, is All Saints Day. Joe Paprocki’s Catechist’s Journey has some program suggestions. Recently, I have taken to quoting Pope Francis (from his visit to Philadelphia.) His homily which referenced St. Katherine Drexel and “What about you?” is totally applicable to All Saints.
- There comes a moment when kids stop talking… Here help when they stop talking about dating.
- Parents can choose to remain technologically connected to their young people without coming off as that creepy parent that comments on every status update.
- Video games can actually be a starting point to a conversation. In this Jon Acuff video, offers three simple questions for parents to ask.
- It is always important to have a bit of a business perspective on your ministry. Seth Godin recently discussed infrastructure. There are some clear implications for your church, for your ministry.
- I am blessed to minister alongside some really good priests and two fine pastors. Here are some suggestions regarding appreciating and celebrating your pastor.
- “So, if the “Zombie Apocalypse” occurs, what skills will you bring into the new future?” Scott recalls a look at the Zombie Church young people might unfortunately experience.
These links are offered in the hope that these resources might be useful for you and those you serve. They are offered in confidence that in sharing with one another we all become stronger collaborators within the vineyards of the Lord. In this season, we optimistically journey with the communion of all the saintly one for we are not the fear-full walking dead.