student ministry, youth worker, youth ministry

Undeniable Benefits Of Leadership

By Doug Franklin November 27, 2012

I believe that everyone benefits from learning and practicing leadership.  All of us, at different times in our lives are going to play the role of leaders.  Whether we have a leadership role at work, or have two kids in the back seat.  We cannot get away from leadership.  Jesus said to his disciples as he was leaving this earth, go into all the world and make disciples.  Translated, he said, go into the world and become change agents.  Transforming my people from the inside out through the power of my Spirit.

That call or CoMission.  I believe calls us to leadership.  Its asks us to own the mission by leading the change.  This world is not going to change unless some people stand up and say, we are going in the wrong direction.  This world is not going to change until we get into the messiness of each other’s lives.  That’s going to take leadership.  When your students own their faith the effects will be to lead change.  Their schools will begin to change.  Their families will begin to change.  And their own lives will begin to change as they take risks and lead in God’s Kingdom.

If you or your students think you can avoid leadership, I believe you are making a huge mistake.  Being a disciple of Christ and being a leader go hand in hand.

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