Since I’m a second generation PK (preacher’s kid), I’m beginning to note that there are specific thought patterns in my own children that I had when I was in their shoes 🙂 Enjoy!
We will be in the church building more times this year than many of you will be in the next decade.
We love our dad and sometimes want him all for ourselves.
We are glad you think our dad is wonderful. We think so too, but he is much more human than you think he is.
Although she is not paid, our mom is as much–if not more–of a pastor than dad is.
We eat the communion bread and drink the juice when you aren’t looking.
There are scores of fun games that can be played under pews. Loose change can also be found there.
The best environment for freeze tag is the sanctuary. “Jesus loves the little children,” so He’s OK with us running around in His house.
Please don’t act surprised or overly disappointed when we make mistakes. After all, we learned it from the elder’s kids.
All of you in the Church are extended family: cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
It may take us a while to understand why our parents love you so much.
When something funny happens in church, like someone passing gas or a bird gets in, it’s definitely a win.
Ask us to help out or lead something…we are here anyway & it honors us that you would think we have something to contribute too.
Old people smell funny, but they think we are cute and give us candy. So they can stay.
We like it when you come to our house instead of always having to meet at a church building. It’s more personal, and feels less like our parents are at work again.
We are part owners of the church building.
If there are cookies and popsicles anywhere, they will be found. They will be eaten. There will be no evidence of what happened. We will know nothing.
We can sniff out hypocrisy faster than one can say “practice what you preach.”
When our parents are appreciated, it makes us feel good about sharing them with others.
Genetics and environment have not predetermined that we are entering full time ministry someday, so don’t assume it.
We know a lot of the Bible stories as well as our teachers do…maybe better. So spend time with the LORD in advance so we can learn why He is more important than the details of your flannel graph. We want to know how you experience Him.
Our dad’s phone rings more than yours does.