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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

The PK Life


Savanna made this collage the other day and calls it, "PK Life" and then on her facebook she wrote, "only a PK (pastor's kid) would understand."  I found myself nodding and laughing looking at this -- I'm not a PK but I'm a mother to three of them.   So I understand.  I know there are some of you readers who are pastors, PW's or PK's and will find this little collage amusing.  Just click and it will open up full size so you can see it better.  For those of you who are not among these three groups of people, you might get an education on PK's by seeing this.  :)   (In case you need some help deciphering what in the world she's talking about, refer to the short guide I've provided in the comment thread of this post.)

Speaking of PK's -- today we are going to a wedding of one of our favorite PK's...Josh Conley, whose parents are Pastors Keith and Joy Conley of Harvest AG in Lakeland.  They are some of our dearest friends and our children have grown up together in the Pen-FL Assemblies of God District the past 9 years since we've been here.  Josh is marrying a beautiful young woman of God named Heidi Ensminger.  We are all excited for what God has in store for them. 

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PK Life Photo Code:

Balloons – PK’s help with setting up for parties/events at the church

On computer – keeping in touch with many people from the church and other PK’s online. Savanna keeps in touch with a lot of her friends from PK’s retreat.

Answering the constantly ringing phone in the pastor’s home (or at church if you are helping Mom and Dad)

Helping to fold bulletins at the church office.

Worshipping

Face Palm photo – this is an expression among kids today, “face palm” sort of means, “what in the world was that person thinking?” or “how crazy…” etc. PK’s see a lot of crazy stuff in the church. Unfortunately the only people they have to talk to about it safely are most times their family or other PK’s.

People shaking hands – PK’s meet and greet LOTS of people all the time.

Person sitting down on floor frustrated – there are a lot of frustrating moments as a PK.

Person on couch after cleaning – you help your parents clean up a lot at home for people to come over, or sometimes help before/after church events.

“Calm Down” sign – PK’s are exposed to crisis situations
Girl stacking chairs – enough said.
Women with babies – PK’s are sort of the “church baby” when they are little, passed to many people who love on them. Now that Savanna is an older PK she works in the nursery.
Ruth said…
Wow Savanna, great job on the collage!! If I had $10 every time I had heard, "Could you do_____ (or) I need you to_______" well, I'd be off on an island! haha But you know I grew up thinking that folding the bulletins, cleaning the church, helping Sis. So-in-So in her class, was a chore like cleaning my room or helping with laundry. My parents needed me, and I helped. There were really no lines between home and ministry. Many days we were at church more waking hours than at home. But you know, even with all the crazies and "stuff" PK's overhear (that their parents try to shield from them) I don't think I'd change a thing. Keep up the good work Deanna...you are doing a great job! And Savanna...You Go Girl!! :)

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