I am not a blogger.
I don’t even really want to be a blogger.
Maybe this is how bloggers start. I really want people to know some things.
My name is Scott Dougherty. I have been involved in some form of professional ministry for over 15 years. I have a young family and am struggling to balance my family, my full time work and my ministry. I have been labeled a “Catholic Techie to the max!”
But there are things that I see, due to the fact that I am “plugged in” but not “content producing,” that I feel need to be shared. Most of the things I want to share are not my own, other than perhaps a brief commentary here or there(pretty cool, huh?). Some of the things I want to share have to do with the struggles and successes of my ministry teams. And sometimes I just want to post cute pics of my family.
Today’s big news to report:
Tuesday’s NACYML meeting. In case you don’t know, and all YMs should, NACYML is the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders. They had their big meeting yesterday, online! It was great!
Our very own Tony Vasinda was announced as the new chairperson for the Commission for Advancement of Professional Practice. He also had a hand in the development of the meeting itself. How much of a hand was unclear, but it sure did function in a way that was very similar to a combination of our Blueprints program and our ReBuild program. (For examples of these two, go to our archive page here.)
The live feed was awesome, Charlotte was engaging and quick to adapt to tech glitches. Her team backed her up 110% and the chat was stimulating and well integrated to the meeting. Robert Feduccia from Spirit & Song made sure that everyone got the points in the wonderful way that only Robert can! I think everyone went away refreshed, enriched and renewed! What a blessing it is to be connected to all of these wonderful people and to be able to use these new technologies to help spread the Gospel and connect with our Co-Workers in the Vineyard!