youth worker, youth ministry, secrets

Silence is Golden

By Doug Franklin January 13, 2010

Often adult small group leaders think silence after they ask a question means students don’t care, are not listening and are apathetic. This may not be true, they may just be thinking…I did say “may.” I have been there, I have seen the blank looks on students’ faces, but I have also seen what happens when they have time to think and sometimes they come up with incredible insights. Lets give students some more time and be comfortable with silence – enjoy it, you could use the quiet time.

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