Doug Fields on passing faith to pastors’ kids [video]

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While I was at the D6 Conference last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Doug Fields and tap into his wisdom. The first question I asked him (and most important to me as a young dad) is:

“How can those of us who are serving in the church and new to parenting instill a faith into our kids that lasts as they grow up?”

As much as we all hate it, pastors’ kids have a reputation for ditching God and the church as they grow older. That’s part of what my new site,, seeks to address as my wife and I reflect on our own upbringing in ministry families. It was great to hear Doug’s advice on this and I may expound on it over at in the upcoming weeks.

Watch our conversation below, or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

NOTE: This video is enabled for 3D viewing! If you have 3D glasses nearby, put them on and click the little 3D icon in the YouTube player. For best results, view it fullscreen in HD.

Posted on September 27, 2011

  • jonathancliff

    Those are some awkward zooming and panning movements in that camera shot. Who's your cameraman?

    • I dunno. I obviously need to fire that guy and hire someone else. :)

  • Love this conversation…it's something I'm very aware of, especially as our oldest (3) daughter is now aware that when I leave for work during the week, I go to our church most of the time. Doug's advice to make it fun that Daddy's a pastor has really helped. Our girls get to come in early and split a doughnut on doughnut Sunday in the youth room, or my oldest gets to play a game of air hockey (her favorite) in the youth lounge before AWANA on Wednesday. I've found that it doesn't have to be huge things, just sometimes a few perks here and there.

  • 3D? really? Ha.

    Nice job on the video. You've really gotten too good at this Tim. Your videos are slick.
    Always nice to see Doug Fields show up too. I have a ton of respect for that guy!


    • Yeah man, 3D, baby! :) Did you watch it in 3D?

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