youth worker, youth ministry, challenge

Challenge Increases Development

By Doug Franklin July 12, 2010

I am currently leading a mission trip with high school students in Memphis. We are constructing a soup kitchen out of an abandoned house. Today we broke out the concrete front porch and finished removing all the old drywall. We are going to focus on the outside while the electrician finishes up the wiring. The youth pastor I am working with noticed that his students were more focused, worked harder and were showing signs of growth due to the challenge of the project. He is right, the more challenging the project or the ministry, the more students respond.

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