LeaderTreks Blog

  • Hope for a Drowning Youth Worker

    Youth Worker

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by Guest Contributor

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  • Where Passion Meets Purpose


    Posted on October 17, 2016 by Doug Franklin

    I can remember attending my church’s missions’ conference as a high school student. Intelligent, persuasive, and dynamic speakers told countless stories about the adventure of serving overseas, and while I found their stories meaningful and incredibly valuable to the Kingdom, I remember that I got in my parents’ car and prayed, “Lord, please send my brother to […]

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  • I Hate Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Posted on October 11, 2016 by Doug Franklin

    “I hate leadership!” Talk about a phrase that I’ve heard more times than I care to remember. Over the past several years, I’ve noticed that not only do students not care about leadership, they actually hate it. I find that most students hate leadership because of how it has disappointed and/or excluded them. Parents and […]

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  • The Jesus Model For Team Care

    Youth Ministry

    Posted on October 7, 2016 by Doug Franklin

    Jesus placed a high value on love and care for the people on His team.  He knew that a team that cared about each other was capable of much more than a team that had no concern for their fellow members.  He worked hard to pass this value on to His disciples.  To this day, […]

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  • How to make networking work for you

    Youth Ministry, Youth Worker

    Posted on September 29, 2016 by Andy Lawrenson

    “Don’t go it alone.” We know that this is tried and true wisdom for anyone in ministry, but many of us find that we’re doing ministry outside of the regular influence of other youth workers. We may feel that our schedules don’t allow for that kind of consistent connection, or we may be in an […]

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  • Rethinking DIY Youth Ministry

    Leadership, Youth Ministry

    Posted on September 27, 2016 by Frank Newburn

    Experience is an amazing, albeit challenging, teacher, and it has taught me much over these last 27 years in youth ministry. I now have a deeper understanding of the lessons I “learned” in college regarding healthy boundaries, working with parents, and balancing work and family, but one of my biggest areas of growth has been […]

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  • Active Strong Leadership

    Youth Worker

    Posted on September 23, 2016 by Doug Franklin

    A team is only as strong as it’s strongest member. No, I didn’t get that wrong. We often think that our team is as strong as our weakest member, but that’s not really true. The leadership of our team determines how far it will go. With strong leadership we will be challenged to dream big […]

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