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 Illinois and graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Christian Education. He started in youth ministry as a adult volunteer, leading a small group of junior high boys. The experience shaped the way Doug thinks about youth ministry and how students learn. After spending six years as a volunteer, Doug become the full-time high school youth pastor at a church in Wheaton, Illinois. He served as a youth pastor for 12 years in various churches.
As Doug thought about what was really working in youth ministry, he came to the conclusion that everything becomes more effective when students lead. So in 1994, Doug started LeaderTreks to partner with youth workers to help them develop their students as leaders. In 2003 LeaderTreks added leadership training for youth workers. It started with five youth workers coming to LeaderTreks for intense training and grew into LeaderTreks’ Refuel Retreats.
Doug understands that being a youth worker requires us to lead students, adult volunteers, parents, and church leaders. He wants to help youth workers lead well and to see them become more effective for the purpose of helping students love God.
Super Summer is an intense week of Bible learning and leadership development for a select group of potential leaders. This event is designed for any sized church whether you have 1-100 youth.
What Students will learn:
- Red School (completed 7th grade): The Basic Doctrines of the Christian Faith
- Blue School (completed 8th grade): Identity in Christ
- Orange School (completed 9th grade): Making Your Faith Your Own
- Yellow School (completed 10th grade): Leading by Serving
- Green School (completed 11th grade): A Biblical Worldview
- Silver School (completed 12th grade): Clarifying God's Calling in Your Life
- Purple School (completed 11th—12th grade): Preparing for a Calling into Ministry
REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND FEES: $140.00 deposit due at registration. Price is $275.00 starting April 25th-May 25th. No Registrations accepted after May 25, 2018
Please note: For all non-SBC churches there will be an additional $60.00 fee per student.
HeartSong Ministries from Cedarville University exists to communicate the livable reality of the gospel as seen through genuine worship. HeartSong teams intentionally balance music, Scripture, and life stories to engage audiences in a way that is distinctively Cedarville.