Providing On Ramps

I have been described as a bit of an iconoclast, someone who looks at a sacred cow, a traditional way of doing thinks and like to “blow it up” for a new way or method.

And that sometimes can just be pretty damn annoying.  I get that.

Folks don’t usually come to workshops to hear a new philosophy. Some, with very busy, important lives, just want the next thing to do, thank you very much, and to get on their way.

What I have learned in my advancing years is that you have got to not only provide a direction but to enunciate the practical on ramp towards that direction. It is not enough to get folks a’thinking. They need to be a’doing as well to grow into the new direction.

Don’t be the pointy haired boss who claims to be visionary but cheaply delegates away the hard work of implementation.

h/t John Rinaldo.

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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