Win At Home is a series of opinion articles written by author and motivational speaker Willie Spears. Learn more at www.williespears.com.
Dewayne Rembert is the Pastor of Flatline Church at Chisholm in Montgomery, Alabama. He has a heart for young people and is known around the community for spending time with them. He has served as the Chaplin for several sports teams, youth pastor, and community leader.
Pastor Dewayne is also on staff with the Montgomery Baptist Association as Ministry Resident and Church Planting Strategist. Originally from Linden, AL, he has lived in Montgomery for over 20 years. He graduated from Troy University of Montgomery and Birmingham Theological Seminary for classwork in evangelism. He and his wife, Leslie, have three children.
His speaking schedule rivals his duties as a pastor and his service to the community. In May and June, you can find him in Phoenix, Arizona; Trussville and Andalusia, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; Panama City and Destin, Florida; Ridgecrest, North Carolina; and Cambridge, Maryland. With a schedule like this, how does he find time to win at home?
One thing he does is schedule his priorities. He sets aside time to spend with his wife one-on-one and with his family as a unit. His wife also accompanies him on most of his speaking engagements. Dewayne is unassuming and modest. He is a refreshing example of a modern-day evangelist. He does not crave the spotlight or recognition. The evidence of his faithfulness and humility often surprises him.
His oldest son graduated from high school this year. After the ceremony, Dewayne’s son gave him a card. In awe, Dewayne asked, “Why are you giving me a card? It is your graduation.” His son replied, “You made it to all of my games, and I wanted to say thank you.” Dewayne was shocked because he did not realize he made every game.
That is what I call a real win.
King David was an excellent king but an absent father. The Bible is full of examples of what to do and what not to do. Dewayne is an example of what to do.
Three ways to win at home
1. Show up
2. Schedule your priorities
3. Put family before ministry
I don’t know about you, but I want to win at home.
I am praying for you and your family.