The following tips are primarily for pastors who have children in their home. Application can be made to other situations too.
#1 – Convey your sacrificial love as often as you can… especially by spending quality time with them!
#2 – Be the best example you can be in every facet of the Christian life!
#3 – Admit when you are wrong or have blown it!
#4 – Hold your children to clear and realistic Biblical expectations and standards!
#5 – Be even keeled and not bi-polar!
#6 – Be real… not one way at church and another way at home!
#7 – Be open to their cries, concerns, and complaints!
#8 – Maintain an open door policy about EVERYTHING!
#9 – Do not alienate them when they sin! You can love and support them while not condoning their behavior.
#10 – Though you love and respect all the children in the congregation, you make sure your children know that you love them more!
Preachers, regardless of their particular calling, have a lot of added responsibility that other children of God do not have nor understand completely. Raising a godly generation of young people is a tall order and does not happen by accident. Preachers should do their best to balance their family and ministry. Simply put, pastors better not neglect their family!
|Willmington’s Guide to the Bible|
By Harold Willmington / Tyndale House
This easy-to-read Bible reference guide is perfect for those wanting to learn about God’s Word. This guide covers the chronological method and theological methods of bible study through numerous detailed illustrations, charts and maps. It is like having eight Bible reference volumes in one: Bible commentary, topical dictionary, archaeological handbook, Old Testament/New Testament cross-reference guide, theological manual, illustrated Bible encyclopedia, prayer fact-finder, and history of Israel textbook. This guide allows you to study the 300 most important Old and New Testament individuals, holy land statistics, historical study of the nine most important Old and New Testament peoples, and twelve major doctrinal themes. A must have resource.
Originally posted 2011-03-03 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter