youth ministry, student ministry, encouragement

Waterfall of Encouragement

By Doug Franklin October 30, 2009

Would anyone describe you as a waterfall of encouragement? You may be thinking, “I encourage others, but a waterfall? No, no one is a waterfall of encouragement.” Well before you move on I want to challenge your thinking about the power of waterfalls. Remember waterfalls have the power to chisel rock and make a path where one never existed. Have any people problems? Have any rocks that won’t move or you can’t see a path around a volunteer that won’t listen to you. Being a waterfall of encouragement can make the difference. It will bond you to others and allow you to lead them. If someone has a problem with your leadership or they can’t seem to get on board with the vision, your encouragement could change that. As soon as you speak words of encouragement to them and make it a regular thing, their whole mindset toward you can change. Think about it; it’s easy and fun to encourage others and it could open up your ministry to be as big as the Grand Canyon.

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