teaching, youth ministry, student ministry

A Teachable Moment

By Doug Franklin December 16, 2009

“A teachable moment is connecting a student’s experience to an overarching truth that can be applied to their lives.” These moments are what we live for as youth workers. We play all the games, go to all the bad stage plays, do the overnights and go on retreats so that once or twice a year we get to have a teachable moment with a student. When it happens, it’s awesome!

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