The Disconnect


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Every time you walk out of your senior pastorís office, you leave with a sense of bewilderment and confusion. ďDid I just waste the last hour? Did he really hear whatís going on with our students? Is youth ministry really a priority for this guy?Ē

Unfortunately, you arenít alone. When it works, the relationship between a youth pastor and senior pastor opens the door to dynamic ministry in the local church. But when that relationship is weak, damaged, or broken, it can create an environment that breeds frustration, dissension, and burnout.

And in far too many churches, that relationship is weak, damaged, or broken. Trust, respect, and sacrifice donít happen when we arenít on the same page. Doug writes directly to you as a youth pastor, offering his encouragement and wisdom.

Doug Franklin and the team at LeaderTreks tackle the challenge of restoring that relationship in The Disconnect, a unique resource that brings together youth pastors and senior pastors for honest dialogue on the tough task of working together.

In this book, youíll discover:
  • How to more effectively communicate with your senior pastor
  • How core values can lead to greater respect
  • Why ministry and money canít be separated
  • How to align your expectations
  • Why a shared mission is essential

If youíre on the verge of a breakdown or ready to quit because you just canít take it anymore, youíll want to read this book. Your working relationship might still be restorable. And if it isnít, you can absorb and apply these truths in future ministry settings.

If you and your senior pastor already communicate and work together well, this book will help you solidify that relationship. You can take something good and make it great.

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. He and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago. Doug grew up in Illinois and is a graduate of Wheaton College. His passion is using experiential learning to help students and adults grow as leaders. Doug writes about leadership on his blog at
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