No Skateboarding on Church Property

This video has been making the rounds of youth ministry blogs, and, perhaps, rightly so.

This is yet another caveat warning regarding attractional youth ministry.

There is not a win in whatever warfare is being fought if a kid is won but a parent is lost.

Can’t you see that you’re not making Christianity any better?  You’re just making rock-n’-roll  just a little bit worse.

More and more, our ministry with young people has got to be just a little bit less about the kids and just a little more about parents, significant adults, and the structures and venues that incorporate young people into a vibrant multi-generational community and not to be excluded to the isolation of their peers in the skateboard park.

Test everything; retain what is good.

And what is true here?? Well, PRAISE HIM!

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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