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Leading With Your Head Above Water with Doug Franklin | SMC Podcast | Episode 097

Mar 30, 2023 | Anxiety, Coaching, Leadership, New Youth Pastors, Planning, Podcast, Spiritual Health, Student Leadership, Student Ministry, Student Ministry Team, Training, Vision & Mission, Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Team

It can be incredibly easy (especially in the early years of Youth Ministry) to get overwhelmed with the fact of, “I’m responsible for these students and working with their families to disciple them.” This can often lead to anxiety or feeling inadequate but is there a way to lead with direction and purpose?

Come join the conversation as David sits down with Doug Franklin, the Founder and President of Leadertreks, as they talk about how to lead in a capacity that gives you confidence and focus while bringing students together to teach the Gospel.

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Show Notes

Connect with Doug:

Notes In Episode
1) Churches that are doing social events are doing well. We need to build relationship through service.
2) Churches need to be more intentional. People need to know what’s important.
3) Where can we go to meet students where they are?
4) Help students know who God is?

Books Recommended
The Disconnect
Julie Lowe Books
CPYU – Walt Mueller
Student Leaders Start Here (Interactive Workbook)

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