youth ministry, youth worker

Call People Back

By Doug Franklin October 5, 2009

I have noticed over the years that a good number of youth workers don’t call people back when they leave them a message. Like somehow calling back is beneath them. I can understand not calling back sales people but when a parent calls and wants to talk about their student’s spiritual growth, that’s another story. Call people back. It’s says you are partners with them, it says you respect them and it says you’re a professional. It’s hard enough as youth workers to be respected; we don’t need to hurt our own cause.

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