Discipline Personal and Family

Definition:

Pastors must be disciplined and good stewards of their time and finances. Pastors must be able to guide their families and be faithful in relationships. The Bible identifies godliness with pastoral ministry (1, 2 Timothy, Titus). Pastors must be Christlike in all they do. This is a good witness to others, especially not-yet-believers.

Characteristics:

Be:

  • A disciple
  • Spiritually mature
  • Accountable
  • Integrity
  • Imitate Christ

Know:

  • What the Bible teaches on family
  • Various spiritual disciplines

Do:

  • Identify and balance priorities
  • Lead yourself and family to follow Christ

Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate Christlikeness by developing and practicing an effective system for personal spiritual growth and holistic personal care, and articulate the importance of accountability for these. Demonstrate an activity that prioritizes discipling the whole family. If married, have family devotions and plan for family to be involved in ministry activities. DPF-1
  2. Develop personal, financial priorities with a mentor and develop a plan with a mentor that balances family and ministry expectations. DPF-2
  3. Explain how local family expectations impact or shape ministry in one’s culture, how one’s words and actions impact others’ feelings of self-worth, and demonstrate a practical application that shows the Biblical understanding of the importance of the spouse and family. DPF-3