PK Club Launched

“What shall it profit pastors to baptize the whole city but lose their own children? To dedicate one's entire lifework to the salvation of other people's children while losing one's own is not only a tragedy but a travesty.”

So wrote Pastor James Cress, former Ministerial Secretary of the General Conference of SDA, after imbibing the findings of his intensive study of the spiritual life in the parsonage and the factors that affected attrition among Pastors’ Kids, (PK’s).

The world church continues its effort to nurture all groups of members in the church and as such encourages the deliberate care of our clergy’s family.

PK CLUB LAUNCHED


“What shall it profit pastors to baptize the whole city but lose their own children? To dedicate one's entire lifework to the salvation of other people's children while losing one's own is not only a tragedy but a travesty.”

So wrote Pastor James Cress, former Ministerial Secretary of the General Conference of SDA, after imbibing the findings of his intensive study of the spiritual life in the parsonage and the factors that affected attrition among Pastors’ Kids, (PK’s).

The world church continues its effort to nurture all groups of members in the church and as such encourages the deliberate care of our clergy’s family.

The South Bahamas Conference recently launched its Pastors Kids Association, PKA, with a group of excited and purpose driven young people. While sharing candidly the advantages and disadvantages of their peculiar positions as Children of the Clergy they were all anxious to participate in this association which will provide opportunities for them to:

a. Share ideas

b. Encourage each other positively through their experiences

c. Share their familiar Christian legacy

d. Form bonds of friendship

This group also allows for development of leadership skills, as each participant regardless of age will have roles to play in the efficient running of the group.

Though they found it hilarious that even grown PK’s were still members of the club, they anticipate the mentorship role that these older PK’s will play in the association; after all once a pastor’s kid, always a pastor’s kid.

The purpose of PKA is to boost the spiritual ambiance of PK's and groom them for eminent return of Jesus. Ongoing studies reveal the high rate of attrition among PKs, giving many and varied reasons. It is our mission to do all we can to preserve our children. - Patrice Williams-Gordon, Special Events Coordinator
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