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Coaching is a Commitment

By Doug Franklin August 12, 2011

This whole week I’ve written about coaching your small leaders in youth ministry. I’ve given tips and suggestions for how to effectively coach your small group leaders toward more effective ministry. The truth is, while all of this can be easy to write about, it is quite a lot of work to pull off. Coaching your small leaders take a lot of commitment on your part. The better of a coach you are, the better your small group leaders will be, and the better they’ll be cared for. People in ministry need help from their leaders, but just as important, they need to care for their leaders. If you provide care for your leaders and not hang them out to dry, they’ll serve longer. Be committed to your leaders and they’ll be committed to your ministry.

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