This Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode continues the series of conversations with OSV Innovation Talk speakers. This time the discussion is with Jason Deuterman, Director of Youth, Young Adults, and Campus Ministries in the Diocese of Dallas.
With a fearless passion for Christ, Jason Deuterman has made it his mission to be counter cultural and share God’s love with every person. At the very core of his being, Jason believes that every person’s story matters, most especially when experienced through the lens of the greatest story ever told—the story of Jesus Christ. His raw authenticity coupled with an abiding love for Scripture is both inviting and challenging, as Jason believes deeply that while faith can often seem trendy, it means nothing unless it is transcendent.
In his OSV Innovation talk, entitled, The Subtle Deterioration of True Professionalism, Jason speaks about how ministry is not a career…or at least…it shouldn’t be. However, ministry does demand professionalism in both approach and exercise. But what does this mean? Jason’s talk invites us to assess their own ministry behavior and re-examine the high standards set by the history of professional ministry throughout time.
Jason graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in English, received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas, and serves as the director of the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas. With over thirteen years of parish and diocesan ministry experience, Jason’s zeal for the Gospel and for inspiring leaders to boldly proclaim it is eclipsed only by his passion for his vocation, to be a great husband and father to his wife and two children.
Our conversation was a wide-ranging one, but we continued to return to the theme of how we might continue to deepen our awareness, understanding and courage because as Jason said so beautifully, “the work we are about has eschatological gravity.”
This is a conversation that I hope brings you as much inspiration and encouragement as it did me, particularly that you may continue to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to become a true professional in following Jesus in every aspect of your daily life.
If you missed the last Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode, you can find it here:
To listen to Jason’s OSV Talk, go to: https://www.osvtalks.com/deuterman
This podcast episode is the third of the OSV Innovation Talk Sunday Podcast series that serves as a basis for in-depth conversations happening in both Zoom and Clubhouse each Sunday at 9:30amEST. Each Sunday, a different OSV Innovation Talk is being featured and used as a way to spark creativity for how we go about innovatively striving to live out our lives of discipleship and working in the vineyard.
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Or use the link below on your mobile phone (iPhone AND Android now have the Clubhouse app), and come join me for conversation in Clubhouse in the Missionary Discipleship Club:
Hope that all of you can join me for what is sure to be fascinating and thought-provoking conversations!
Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, speaker, and coach and host of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live out a life of authentic discipleship in the pursuit of holiness while empowering, teaching and accompanying others in striving to do the same.
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