10 Ways to Tell If You’re a Pastor’s Kid

Each pastor’s kid (or PK, to those “in the know”) has their own quirks. But there are some things about being a PK that cross the lines of personality and denomination. In the style of Jeff Foxworthy, enjoy these 10 Ways to Tell if You’re a PK:

1. If everyone in the entire church knows your name before the moving van is even unpacked, you might be a PK.

2. If you excel at having entire conversations without ever mentioning the other participant’s name (because you have no idea what it is), you might be a PK.

3. If you have ever finished a long conversation about all your recent family news, then turned to your sister and whispered “Who was that?”, you might be a PK.

4. If you have ever scored yourself on your ability to complete your parent’s sermon notes in advance, you might be a PK.

5. If you have ever chuckled at a weird time during the sermon because you recognize the family story that is about to be told, you might be a PK.

6. If you have ever been picked first for the Bible Bowl team (because being related to the pastor clearly means you’ve memorized the whole Bible… except that you have), then you might be a PK.

7. If you know everything about the church building, including the location of all keys, tricky light switches, and spaces large enough for hide-and-seek, then you might be a PK.

8. If your perfect church attendance record began in utero, you might be a PK.

9. If you can’t listen to a sermon without critiquing the preacher for content, delivery, focus, and length, EVER, then you might be a PK.

And, on a somewhat serious note,

10. If you sometimes feel like you’ve seen too much of the Church to find Jesus in it, you might be a PK.

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