youth worker, youth ministry, student ministry, placement for passion

Placement by Passion

By Doug Franklin April 26, 2012

So many of us place our volunteers by need. I need a small group leader for 10th grade girls so if you’re a new female volunteer, you get the 10th grade girls. Why? How do you know if this new volunteer is right for that position or even knows how to lead a small group or even cares about 10th grade girls? There has to be a better way. We need our volunteers to have confidence that we have placed them in the right position by their passions. If a volunteer is placed by passion then they will stay longer, be more effective and enjoy the ministry.


LeaderTreks has a great product call The Sweet Spot. It’s a placement assessment for adult volunteers. This assessment will tell you what your new volunteer is passionate about, the area of impact they want to have in youth ministry and what types of students they feel a burden for.  With this information you can place them in the right role and have them on your team for years to come. Click the picture to find out more.  

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