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No Short-cuts

By Doug Franklin June 9, 2011

There are no short-cuts in life. I am sure you have heard this statement before but do you live by it? I see a bunch of folks in youth ministry taking short-cuts believing that you don’t have to do the little things in order to have impact. Short-cuts seldom work but I think most people know that. So why do so many youth workers spend time trying to make short-cuts work? Let’s stop fooling ourselves and commit to the hard work of developing others. Let’s stop doing as little as possible hoping that great things will happen. I realize I have not given specific examples in this article but I don’t think I need to because short-cutting is rampant. Ask yourself where you have been taking short-cuts in your ministry and commit to focus on doing the little things that will lead to great things.

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