Grandparents are proud of their grandchildren,
just as children are proud of their parents.
Proverbs 17:6 (GNT)
PKs... I love them! Joy and I, along with the network team, spent three wonderful days in January with some of Oregon's finest nearly 100 PKs (pastor's kids). It was amazing!
It is an honor and privilege to be a PK. The opportunity to grow up in the home of a pastor, minister or missionary is huge. Although there are days when some PKs wish they were a DK (doctor's kid) or an AK (athlete's kid) or a CK (celebrity's kid). The truth is, being a PK is real privilege.
My PK days began in Umatilla. To be honest, I did not fully appreciate all the benefits of attending church three to five times a week, sitting on the first or second row during every service, helping prepare the bulletin, being the last to leave, setting up chairs or cleaning the church in my formative years - but I do now. All the lessons I learned as a PK prepared me for what I'm doing today as a father, grandfather and pastor.
Our Oregon PKs are exceptional young people. They are our greatest resource and are in the best position to serve as leaders for the coming generation. They have experience and understanding about ministry that far exceeds the average attendee.
Here are eight things I believe every PK needs:
2. Consistent godly examples
3. Words of affirmation and blessing
4. Acts of kindness
5. Loving instruction
6. Opportunities to serve and lead
6. A listening ear
7. A shield from gossip and church business
The Oregon Ministry Network loves PKs! They are our future! Bless one today!