Seven Things Home Ministers Should Never Do

1.     Never just “drop in” unannounced.

2.     Never use the family as a captive audience for your ego, or your next sermon.

3.     Never talk of things that interest only you.

4.     Never ask embarrassing questions, or put someone on the spot.

5.     Never dominate the discussion.

6.     Never stay too long.

7.     Never encourage negative remarks.

Adapted from: Marshall, Richard J., Home Teaching with Purpose and Power, Deseret Book Company, p. 105