youth ministry, youth worker, soul care

Retreat = Soul Care

By Doug Franklin August 17, 2010

A few years ago I took a Leadership 360 Assessment. This is the assessment where staff members, peers and bosses give you input into your personality and job performance. It’s insightful and can help you make changes to in your life that will make you more effective and help you enjoy life more. I also got a leadership coach to help me make the most of the applications I made from the assessment. One of the insights I got from the assessment was that I make my best decisions after a period of retreat. To live this out I started taking short retreats for a few days at a time to think, read and pray. These retreats were real soul care for me. Soul care is different for everyone but it’s important for everyone. When you consider what you need to do to refuel and energize yourself remember it’s personal; you are unique and so is what you need to run the race.

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