youth ministry, youth worker, student ministry

Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

By Doug Franklin January 5, 2010

Doing simple is not an excuse to make your life easier. You’re giving simple a bad name if you think this way. Not doing programs that were running for program’s sake is a terrific idea and a powerful movement, but ask yourself: are you attracted to ideas because it’s less work for you or because you feel you can have more impact with a simpler approach?

Personally, I am all into the simple idea and I believe that it allows for more community, but as I talk with youth workers I start to get a feeling it’s more about doing less than having effective ministry.  Pursue simple because it means you can refocus your attention and efforts; not because it means less accountability.

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