Oh, It’s You!

number-3 Mark Oestricher, of the Youth Cartel, has been pushing the envelope regarding the future direction of youth ministry. Yet, he recently caught himself in a moment, where he went right down to the basic. He wrote:

let me be clear about the three things that are necessary for great youth ministry:
1. you like teenagers.
2. you are a growing follower of Jesus.
3. you are willing to live honestly in the presence of those teenagers you like.

I recently taught an Equip class and, despite some good information and statistics, I wish I had broken it down that clearly. As we hit the buses for NCYC this week, what a simple and lovely reminder regarding why we do what we do.

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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