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5 Reasons to Get The Disconnect

By Doug Franklin March 18, 2011

Make no mistake, this is a shameless plug for my new book The Disconnect BUT in my defense, I believe youth pastors need this book. I talk with many youth workers who are scared by their relationship with their senior pastor and yet want to make the relationship work. So I wrote a book to help both youth pastors and senior pastors by providing a way for both parties to start communicating. Here are my 5 reasons to get this book:

1. It takes 2 to tango

This book doesn’t take sides because I believe it takes two to make this relationship work. There’s no bashing senior pastors because I wrote the book to both parties, asking them to make sacrifices. It’s fair and balanced (to steal a line)

2. Work it out

The book contains 5 activities for you and your senior pastor to do together. Through these activities you will understand each other and start a dialogue that will lead to a strong relationship.

3. Gut level

This book doesn’t pull punches and goes to the heart of the matter. This is no Beth Moore look at this difficult relationship. I even address the issue of money in this book. You and your senior pastor will have to talk about the tough issues if you go through this book together. Hard stuff makes you stronger.

4. Practical and easy on the eyes

I know you don’t have lots of time and that your senior pastor is busy so I made the book a quick read with tons of practical applications. You can read each chapter in under 30 minutes and I promise you will walk away with a new perspective on your senior pastor.

5. Play on the same field

The problem most youth pastors don’t understand about their senior pastor is he has a different set of values than you do. Learn their values and unlock their thinking.

Check out The Disconnect!

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More