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By Doug Franklin August 29, 2011

Student leadership teams are unfair! Ever hear that at your church? A parent thinks that only the good kids, the super involved, or the favorites are chosen, and you get to hear about it.

To battle this negative perception, help your student leaders (and parents) understand the power of service. I often describe leadership to students as living in an upside down pyramid. We serve from the bottom, holding everything in place by our willingness to be last. Focusing on this prevents us from creating leadership positions instead of servant 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