Just snagged a copy of Doug Franklin’s newest book: Moving On.
What an awesome resource! Geared toward kids transitioning to the next stage of life (graduation, etc.), this book is just deep enough to communicate importance and just light enough that kids will actually read the entire thing.
At just a little over 100 pages (with 40 of those being leadership assessment tools), I was able to read it in just an hour or so. But don’t let that communicate ‘light’ to you. The concepts in this book are life-altering for most teenagers – and helps them answer the questions every Millennial is asking. What am I supposed to do in life – and how do I do it?
Burden + Passion + Vision = Mission
With simple definitions for burden, passion, and vision (and an appendix chock full of ways to get you there!), coming to the ‘mission’ is almost a no-brainer. The application questions in each chapter are designed to help a teenager think – assess – and act.
It’s a great graduation gift, to be sure. BUT, as a youth pastor, I cannot wait for next spring. Every other year, we take a junior/senior trip. This is the perfect retreat material for an event geared toward those kids. Seniors get one last chance to define it before they head off to life. Juniors actually get a year to work it through, define it, and put it into practice in the laboratory of high school.
By the way – if you’re having trouble identifying your mission…it works for grown-ups, too!
Buy it. You must – it could change the futures & missions of the teenagers in your sphere of influence! (Plus it’s on sale right now!)