Family is Your Pastor’s Primary Ministry


Hey,  this is Jimmy Dodd with a pastoral word of encouragement.

PastorServe has been around for over 17 years. We’ve gotten hundreds of thousands of phone calls from pastors from every state, all over the world. And I’m oftentimes asked, “What is the most common phone call that you get? What’s the most common struggle that pastors have?”

It’s actually very simple because it’s a question we hear almost every day. Pastors will call. And they’ll say, “I’m really struggling in life between my family and the ministry. I just can’t seem to keep those two in balance. How can I keep these in balance?”

We say the same thing every time. That’s the wrong paradigm because all of life is ministry. And your family is your primary ministry.

That means when your pastor leaves a board meeting just a bit early to go to his child’s baseball game or soccer game, they’re leaving their secondary ministry to go do their primary ministry.

Make sure that your pastor has the time and the margin to do their primary ministry well.

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