youth worker, youth ministry, student ministry

Filling Ministry Roles vs. Developing Leaders

By Doug Franklin September 10, 2009

What would it look like if I develop leaders to serve in their passion and not just an empty role I need filled? The difference would mean people would stay in ministry longer, leaders would find more joy in their ministry, and the gifting of God would be unleashed in and through my leaders.

So why do I only work to fill needs I have? I am forced by my urgent needs, by my short-sightedness and my desire to win. God is building a heart in me to develop leaders for the Kingdom, leaders who are prepared to make tough decisions, care for hurting people and move the mission of God forward.

Use the LeaderTreks Passion survey to identify your staff’s passions and place them in ministry positions they love.


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