youth ministry, youth worker

Random Thoughts on Youth Ministry

By Doug Franklin December 16, 2011

1. Once a week do something to encourage your senior pastor

2. Spend 50% of your time on developing your adult volunteers …. include yourself in that 50%

3. Write five (5) short encouragement notes to students each day. Mail the notes the old fashion way.

4. Teach grace. In a real clear way help students understand God’s grace in their lives.

5. Spend time alone. Pray, listen and reflect.

6. Wander the aisles of Target or Walmart to come up with new and fun activities. 

7. Live your passion. Allow students to see your passion so they’ll know that passion makes life fun.

8. Eat Chicago deep dish pizza

9. Develop a methodology for creativity and teach it to students. 

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