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Getting Back to the Start

By Doug Franklin August 27, 2011

As the start of yet another year in youth ministry rolls around, many of you may be wondering about whether your heart for youth ministry is still there. After all the long hours, and the often less than stellar pay, it can take a toll on you. If and when these thoughts begin to come and you wonder about whether or not you can go on, remember to get back to the start. What was it that made you fall in love with youth ministry? Was it the thought of developing amazing relationships with students or helping unleash volunteer’s hearts for working with students? Whatever it was, it made you passionate, and passion is needed in youth 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