Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Eight Relationships That Matter In Ministry-Part 2

2. Know your family. 
Just because you have a family doesn't mean you know your family. I believe that for us in ministry our relationship with our family is the greatest sermon you’ll ever preach. My good friend Reggie Joiner says it this way..."What happens at home is more important than what happens at church. Every educator knows that those who have help with school work at home have an advantage the same thing is true when it comes to learning spiritual things. This morning I was listening to Mark Batterson speak and he said something that hit me hard He said "I want to be famous with the people who know me best my family." I love this! I would rather be respected by my wife, my girls and their husbands, and my grandson than anyone else. I would rather win my family than the world. That doesn't mean I don't care about the world I do but I have a target group I must aim at if I'm going to hit it. How do I do this...
 For me, it starts with Adoring my spouse. I learned years ago whatever you did to win their affection is what you need to do to keep their affection. Remeber why you put a ring on it! Go on dates, hold hands, open the door guys. Treat her like the queen that she is!
Make family time and off days special. I've worked hard to make Saturdays and Sundays special for the kids of my church I also want to work hard making the time I have with the kids of my family special! Give your family both quality and quantity time. Make it the best it can be and give them all the time you can possibility give them. With all the buzz these days on the importance of reaching the family don't forget to reach yours. Family ministry starts at home for me. I think it should for you too.

more to come...


  1. A lesson I had to learn the hard way my first few years in ministry!

  2. Great Post Bro Jim! Our family is the most important in our lives.

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