The school year is quickly coming to a close which means summer is around the corner! Here’s six things you should have ready (or be finishing up) as we head into May: 1. Your Summer Calendar Obviously the bigger events of your summer (conferences, mission trips, etc) are already scheduled, booked, and hopefully full, but what […]
A couple of weeks ago the staff here at ProjectYM thought it would be helpful to develop a list of the top 7 things to do with your youth this summer with a little help from all of our bloggers, VIPs, and readers. We also thought a $20 iTunes Card might be a good incentive to get […]
St Paul said that if Christ did not rise from the dead we are the greatest of fools. But if Jesus did rise from the dead everyone else could be considered the greatest of fools. Now Easter is over, I thought it appropriate to present 10 reasons why the resurrection happened.
10. If the Apostles made it up, they would have arrived before the women. In first century Israel a women’s testimony did not have the value of law. Anyone wanting to fake it would have legitimate witnesses, men, there first.
8. If the Apostles stole the body…
I have been the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Baker, OR, for just over 18 months. We’ve taken great strides in fulfilling our Office’s mission to: Equip, train, and provide resources to parishes, schools, and missions throughout the Diocese of Baker so that we all may fulfill the Great Commission transmitting the […]
Over the past few months, we surveyed hundreds of Catholic youth ministers in the United States to figure out how much Catholic youth ministers are getting paid these days. Why? 1) Because there was no one else out there with a recent answer to that question; 2) To help you understand how your salary compares […]
Money can stress me out. I don’t like that it does, but when something breaks or a life change that involves money happens, I can freak out. I love ministry, but life is expensive and there have been times when I’ve wondered, “Is it really worth it?” It’s no secret that a youth minister’s salary […]
If you have a family and work in full-time ministry, you’ve probably had a month or two where you had no idea how you were going to make it to the end of the month financially. I know I’ve had several of those kind of months: months where we had to decide which bills to […]
Overview and Why I Think This Book Is Important: In her book Woo, Morgan Schmidt has named something that will resonate with youth workers across the globe. She tells us that in the hearts of our youth have these deep, huge, and overwhelming desires, and that those desires might just be the best way to […]
Just when you finally started to get the hang of using Facebook, they go and change things. This time it has to do with images (and if you’re not using images in your Facebook posts, you need to be). Photo Posts Facebook has now moved to a “scale to fit” model. Basically they’ve set a […]
Why did God become man? God could have stopped Adam and Eve from sinning. He could have let us live in our sin after Adam. He could have saved us just by decree. But none of these seem proper.
St Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo is a classic for answering this question. We have offended God beyond what we can repay. God has the power to repay it but it is proper that man repay it thus the incarnation. Why is it proper for man to repay it? Because he was the one who offended God.
You’re talking to teens five minutes after you just gave a rousing 20 minute talk. “What do you remember about the talk? What stood out to you?” Blank stares. It doesn’t have to be this way. Think about the best talk you’ve ever heard. What do you remember? Probably very little. For an even more […]
Have you ever had a moment where you’re doing your best to strike up a conversation with a group of teenagers but getting nowhere? Take heart: You’re not alone. And even better: There’s help available. In a recent IdeaLab video from YouthSpecialties, Jonathan McKee (author of an awesome book: The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers), […]
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