Ms. Perception

misconception Mark Hart recently took on some popular misperceptions in youth ministry. They include:

> High school teens don’t just want to be entertained.
> Middle school teens are capable of amazing depth.
> Diocesan Directors are not your enemy. 
> Youth ministry can work on a small budget. 
> Parents should never be viewed as a problem. 
> Bishops are smarter than people give them credit for.
> You’re not as bad at youth ministry as you fear (and you might not be as good as you think)

Mark expands on each thought here. But, what do you think are the misperceptions that folks have about Catholic youth ministry and us as Catholic Youth Ministers? <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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