youth worker, youth ministry, student worker

Falling Out

By Doug Franklin March 11, 2010

Many of you responded to my struggle yesterday – I appreciate your feedback and ideas. Every time I talk about the relationship between youth workers and senior pastors I get strong reactions. It seems to be a problem that is always present for youth workers. I get the sense many of you feel powerless to do anything about it, as if the tension between you and your senior pastor is  just part of the job. I want you to know that it’s NOT part of the job and the leader of your church is required to care about you and help you grow. If the leader or leaders don’t, they misunderstand God’s call on their lives. We are all to care about our younger brothers and sisters. We are all called to live in community, loving each other for who God has made us to be.

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