Investing in Family


Kathy and I have made it a priority to invest in our family. We’ve rearranged our lives to maximize time with each other and our children. This picture taken a couple weeks in Steveston, BC while we waited for fresh fish & chips on the pier, warms my heart… because it reveals the deep, safe relationship that my daughter and I are forming. My wife, Kathy, and I are so far from perfect (especially the “I” part of “Kathy and I”!!!)… but we’re trying. We feel burdened to leave the best legacy we can for the sake of our children by equipping them with the experiences, skills, and trusts they’ll need to navigate this crazy world. We also understand that we will leave them with some of our faults as well… so we’re trying to equip them to filter out our inconsistencies and failures with wisdom and maturity. Our goal is that they will thrive with a more passionate sense of identity in Christ, even more profoundly than we have so far…. and, prayerfully, we hope that our proactive time with them this summer will have a long-lasting impact.

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

2 thoughts on “Investing in Family

  1. Thank you so much for this encouragement. Your intentionality in this relationship inspires me. Keep investing in the most important ministry of family amidst the pressures and expectations of the broader ministry!


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