youth ministry, youth worker


By Doug Franklin December 28, 2010

The pastor at my church is an excellent preacher. I was listening to him on Sunday and I was thinking, how does he continue to grow? He has been a Bible teacher, a teaching pastor and a professional speaker, so how can he grow in his skills and why should he? He should (and does) want to grow because no one has arrived and no one knows where God will take us, so we focus on being our best. Then I realized its going to take people like me to challenge him, if I don’t, he will stay at the same level. This coming year I want to work on helping people grow by challenging those around me to raise their game. I want to be the kind of person who helps others by not leaving them the same. What would our churches, schools and ministries look like if we were to challenge each other in positive ways?

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