youth worker, youth ministry, next step


By Doug Franklin November 18, 2009

We as leaders should always be developing someone to take our place. It doesn’t matter your age or your position. If we believe that leadership is the key to seeing the Kingdom grow and people meeting Christ, we need to be thinking about who is next.

It starts with you developing students but it doesn’t stop there. Ask your students to identify and meet with someone they can build into. But it doesn’t stop there either. Look for college students you can go deep with, help them identify their gifts and cast the vision for them to be in ministry. It doesn’t stop there either, for you should develop a program for your older parents to help your younger parents. Ask your Sr. Pastor to get serious about mentoring you ….. and don’t stop because “who’s next” is the most important question we can ask while serving in a church.

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