Family Ministry Today

The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Pastors Loving and Leading their Children

by Derek Brown – Jan 18

The Gospel Coalition recently provided this encouraging video with Joshua Harris, Kent Hughes, and Voddie Baucham in which each man discusses the practical ways they have sought to love their children.

From Collin Hanson:

You’ve heard the horror stories. You know the temptations. So let’s look to some positive examples and learn from others’ experience. What’s the best thing pastors can do for their children?

Watching the discussion between Joshua Harris, Kent Hughes, and Voddie Baucham, you realize there’s no special secret to success. As Baucham says about family devotions, ”If you don’t keep it simple, you won’t keep it going.” Repetition reaps long-lasting rewards.

Hughes points out that a pastor’s schedule can be leveraged so being a PK doesn’t need to seem so bad. Harris himself grew up in a ministry home where he learned to love learning, especially by reading. So take your kids out to school during lunch. Take them to the park for breakfast. Use your flexible calendar to love your children.

Just before the video concludes, watch as Baucham points out to Hughes the one thing he left out in the list of best things he did for his kids.

You can view the video here.