Thursday, July 24, 2008

Family changes and Ministry changes

Today is my last day as a father of only 2 boys. Tomorrow we go to the hospital to welcome a new baby into the world.

So tomorrow starts a whole new chapter in our family; we become a family of 5. It will also make the start of a new chapter in how I minister. With this in mind, I've got a few questions I wish could be answered now, before everything changes...

What adventures will the five of us encounter?
What struggles will the five of us face?
What victories will the five of us achieve?
What kind of encouragement will each of us need?
How will we make each other laugh?
Where will we be in two months?
How will a larger family benefit my ministry?
What adjustments will I need to make as a youth minister?
How did your ministry change as your family grew?


  1. For me when our second child was born I felt like we took a step back in what we could do. My wife had to be home more, early bed times and more naps. It took some adjusting on our part and some people understood and some didn't but that's ministry. Congratulations on the new baby!

  2. Wow, congratulations in advance, Mike! I'll keep you all in my prayers.

  3. @ben Yeah, the bed times and naps can put a slowdown effect on ministry. We actually have done more at home during those nap times to help with that transition. It does really change things you can and cannot do.

    @doug Thanks!