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The Most Powerful Tools in God’s Kingdom

By Doug Franklin April 3, 2013

Students have the power to change the world, and the truth is they’ve already started.  Student led ministries all across the globe are making a difference in their homes, their communities, and their planet.  Students are choosing to be leaders now and it is leadership that can’t be ignored.

If all the statistics out there are true about the majority of people coming to know Christ before the age of 18, then students really are the most powerful tools in God’s Kingdom.  But they need us.  They need us to spur them on, to teach them, to build into them, to challenge them, to evaluate them, and to love them.  They need us to instill in them God given leadership principles and provide them with opportunities to live them out.  They need us to believe in them, even when they fail time and time again.  Our faith in them pushes our students to reach for greatness.  They need us to sharpen them as iron sharpens iron, building them into the world changers they can be.  Students are the most powerful tools in God’s Kingdom, and we are the sharpeners.  Are you ready to change the world?

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