Godly Homes Not by Accident

100_2388I have many areas in which I need to improve.  One of the most critical that I always must work on is my role in the home.  I must continually develop my leadership within my home so that my wife and child receive the best that I have to offer.

Due to my great ambition for the ministry, I could easily neglect my family.  If I apply these leadership lessons to the home as well as the church, I will also see greater impact for the Kingdom stemming from my home.

If I intentionally mentored my child, he would have a greater opportunity to impact the world a step ahead of me when I entered the ministry.  If I intentionally provide ways for them to serve in ministry contexts, I will allow them to develop a heart and a passion for dedicated service.  If I lovingly confront their character or shortcomings, I will provide a training ground for their discipleship.  If I allow them to take the lead in family discipleship times, their initial meager attempts will turn into seasoned powerful offerings to God.

To serve truly within my home, I must maintain intentionality.  Change doesn’t happen in the home by accident, we must decide to make our families a priority.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.