The After-Life of Liturgical Ministers

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I passed this along to one of my liturgical ministry inclined co-workers because it struck my funny-bone about their ministry.

One of my favorite church ministry jokes regards the differences between a liturgical minister and a terrorist. The punch line acknowledges that you can, at least, negotiate with a terrorist.

And… just to be fair…

How many youth ministers does it take to change a light bulb?

Eight.

One to actually do the work of changing the light bulb while the other seven, who would have remained in the dark otherwise, “share in the experience” of the transformation and take credit for it in their next report to their pastor.

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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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