>> 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?