Seven Things Pastors Would Like Church Members to Know about Their Children – Rainer on Leadership #568

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Podcast Episode #568

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Children of pastors often feel like they live in glass house. Today, we take a look at an older post from ThomRainer.com on their thoughts about being seen as a pastor’s kid.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Pastors’ children will get a lot of negative feedback. They need to be encouraged greatly.
  • We need to keep in mind that pastors’ kids are just that—kids.
  • Don’t put pastors’ kids in a separate category from other kids in the church.
  • Consultants don’t always tell you what you want to hear. They tell you what you need to know.

The seven things we discuss are:

  1. “Don’t expect more from the pastor’s kids than any other kids.”
  2. “Please offer encouragement to my children.”
  3. “Realize they are kids.”
  4. “Please don’t call them PKs.”
  5. “Please pray for my children.”
  6. “Our kids see and hear more than you realize.”
  7. “Don’t make me choose between my kids and the church.”

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