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Church Leadership

By Doug Franklin August 8, 2013

Many of us want to be in charge but we are not willing to lead. Being in charge means telling everyone what do to, taking the glory for the project and making sure you always stay in your comfort zone. Leading means mentoring people so they can reach their best, going last and being willing to tell people the hard truth in love.

Too many of us are in charge at church and very few of us are leading.

The church is suffering because we don’t have leaders who know their gifts, can speak the truth in love and can kick people in the pants when they need it. Having good leaders will breed more good leaders. When we lead at church tons of good things happen. People get cared for, folks lead through their giftedness and selfishness is put aside. Now is the time to lead; our churches and our students need to see great leadership and they need you to show them a new way to lead at 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