youth worker, youth ministry, student ministry, leadership, student leadership, collaboration


By Doug Franklin October 7, 2009

When we think about collaboration we often think about leaders collaborating with other leaders, but leaders must also get followers to collaborate with each other. I have noticed over the years that adult volunteers are really willing to help the youth pastor, but how about each other? How quick are they to encourage another staff member or reach out to someone who is exhausted? As leaders in our ministry, we have an opportunity to connect volunteers together to help them collaborate with each other. This often takes just bringing it to the attention of our team. Collaboration between team members could give our ministry a lift, bring some new energy, and make doing ministry more fun.

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