traditions and rituals...

>> January 21, 2010

Like any other category of the population, we pastor families have a rich variety in tradition and customs. Each of us does things differently.

In our family, I always tell the children's story when my husband preaches. That way I can match the teaching time for the kids to the theme of his sermon. Other than that, I don't do anything or accept any jobs in a new church for at least the first 6 months - so I can have time to get settled at home and get to know people at church before taking responsibilities of any kind.

And when we move to a new district, we usually try to host an come-and-go open house as soon as we get moved in. That way we can get acquainted with people in a comfortable, casual environment and let them know where we live and that our home is a place of welcome.

Everyone has a different way of doing things - and we can all benefit from hearing how things are done in other PW homes.

Do you have a tradition for when you move to a new church? How about a family night tradition that your children love?
Do you have a ritual that you do the night before church? Or in the afternoon after church?

What do you do as a pastor family that makes you unique?


Anonymous,  January 23, 2010 at 3:45 AM  

My husband and I watch Saturday Night Live and then text or quote our favorite jokes/lines to each other all day Sunday. It keeps us laughing and connected to each other on a very busy and hectic day. :)

I just stumbled across your blog and I think it is wonderful!

Angela De Souza January 25, 2010 at 3:54 AM  

We usually have a big meal with whoever wants to join us after church. I have a strange ritual that helps me wind down after everyone leaves - I edit & upload the podcast of Sunday's message! Rather odd I know but I feel more relaxed when I know it is done.

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