The Lord’s Work Starts at Home

The Lord’s Work Starts at Home

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” – 1 Timothy 5:8 Not only am I a pastor’s kid, I’m the grandson of a pastor. I also have a great grandfather who was a pastor as well as a great uncle and many siblings who have been in ministry. That said, I know what it’s like to be a “PK,” and I’ve established a special kinship with others who are in the same club. As I have gotten to know the children of pastors, I’ve discovered that the problems they face have to do with feeling that they are second to their parent’s ministry. The lack of attention in favor of the church can be perceived as hypocrisy on the part of the child, and the resulting psychological wound can lead to rebellion. For

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The Lord’s Work Starts at Home

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”  – 1 Timothy 5:8 Not only am I a pastor’s kid, I’m a pastor’s pastor’s kid since both my dad and grandpa were pastors. Beyond that, I have a great grandfather who was a pastor as well as a great uncle and lots of siblings who have been in ministry in various capacities. That said, I know what it’s like to be a PK, and I’ve established a special kinship with others who are in the same club. As I have gotten to know the children of pastors, one thing I have discovered is that the problems which seem to plague them have a great deal to do with feeling that they play second fiddle to their parents’ involvement in ministry. The lack of attention and

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