“Best of Preaching and Preachers” Episode 23: Raising Children in the Ministry

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Drs. Tom Elliff and Jon Elliff join me in a discussion on raising children in the ministry. Dr. Tom Elliff is the father of Jon, founder of Living in the Word Publications, former pastor for forty-two years, IMB president from 2011-2014, and also an IMB missionary to Zimbabwe. His son, Jon, is currently serving as teaching pastor at Makakilo Baptist Church in Hawaii.

Guest(s): Tom and Jon Elliff


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • The Elliff family story
  • The significance of not speaking despairingly of the church in front of your children
  • The importance of teaching your children to love the church
  • Leading a family that is well ordered, but not self-righteous
  • Hypocritical parents create hypocritical children
  • How to shepherd your child if they feel a call to ministry
  • The role of parents fostering a love for God in their children
  • Mistakes to avoid while raising children in the ministry
  • The significance of keeping your word while raising children in the ministry
  • The most important pursuit while raising your children in the ministry


Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on RSS Feed


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.