youth ministry, youth worker

Small Things

By Doug Franklin May 19, 2009

I was buying gas the other day when I noticed something that I hadn’t seen in while, the price was $2.29.9. That .9 cent got me thinking…how much money has that .9 cent cost me over the years? The answer was a lot, or at least a new set of golf clubs.  But it got me thinking about how many other little things cost me over time.  My mind first went to how little compromises lead me deeper and deeper into sin by convincing me that it’s no big deal.  But then my mind went to how short cuts in ministry keep from doing a great job or making a huge impact in students’ lives. It’s the little things like writing a note to students, saying thanks to a volunteer, or staying late when students need to talk. Maybe it’s planning the event to be different than last year instead of just running the same event.  It really is little things that will make a big difference.

What little things are you doing that are bring you big results?

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