April 1, 2012

Love Your Pastor

“And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love! Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part” 1 Thessalonians 5:12‑13 (MSG).


The Apostle Paul says that we hold the key to helping our pastor be happier, healthier, and more effective. Here are some suggestions that will help us in our church begin demonstrating care of our pastor.

Pastors after God’s Own Heart Are under Pressure.

Burnout is a major crisis facing the church today. We expect our pastor to be a biblical scholar, powerful preacher, sensitive counselor, successful manager, and effective fund‑raiser. Our pastor works 60‑70 hours a week to meet all of the demands that are placed upon him, and yet he often feels that he is falling behind in ministry and in life:

Support and Encourage your Pastor.

Support Our Pastor’s Ministry.

Pray For Our Pastor.