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Student Leaders are Church Leaders

By Doug Franklin November 20, 2009

Your student leaders are leading the church. When they trust God for vision and focus, deal with obstacles and encourage their peers, they are doing the work of a leader. So give them more leadership! Yes, it will be messy at times and yes, you might be able to do it better. But, if we get out of their way they will do great things for God because all God needs is someone to be available. When you develop student leaders, you are developing church leaders.

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