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Chase After Him

By Doug Franklin January 27, 2010

Youth workers and sr. pastors don’t talk much and I get the feeling youth workers are waiting for the sr. pastor to make the first move. He is older and wiser and he should seek you out and mentor you, but let’s be honest: he is busy and has a lot on his plate. You need to chase after him; a relationship with your sr. pastor is worth its weight in gold. Offer to meet whenever, tell him how important it is to you and let him know how much you respect him. When he sees how important it is to you he may come to understand how important it is to the church.

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