ENCOURAGE THE PASTOR DURING PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH OCTOBER 2020
4:11-16 ( NLT ) 11Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the
body of Christ. 13This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. 14Then we will no longer be immature like children.
We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like
Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
“TO ENCOURAGE THE PASTOR NOT TO THROW IN THE TOWEL; WE SHALL DO OUR PART”
A Pastor is one of Christ’s five office
gifts to the Church. Yes, pastoring is a gift... and a pastor happens to be a GIFT that God gives to the Church. The term pastor comes from “shepherd,” one who guides and cares for a flock.
Serving as a pastor is a remarkable and awesome blessing and privilege, but sometimes pastors can be the most misunderstood people in the church. Often their hours are long, the
pay minimal, the criticism considerable and constant. Despite the joys of serving God, feelings of disappointment and discouragement can plague the best of them. However, here are 14 ways God can use you to become a blessing in their life, which also enhances
your ability to receive from their ministry:
HOW DO WE ENCOURAGE PASTORS? HERE ARE FOURTEEN WAYS (14):
. 1. Roll up your Sleeves and Become a Part of the Team
∙ 2. Be Openly Responsive
∙ 3. Submit to the Leadership
of your Pastor
∙ 4. Treat him with Proper Respect
∙ 5. Pray, Pray, Pray for Your Pastor
∙ 6. Commit to Stand with Him Through Tough Times
∙ 7. Toss out the Cookie Cutter
∙ 8. Be Patient and Understanding
∙ 9. Support him financially
∙ 10. Give Him the Benefit of the Doubt
∙ 11. Knock off Behind-His-Back Criticism
∙ 12. Squelch (silence) Gossip and Bad Mouthing
∙ 13. Look for opportunities to encourage them
∙ 14. Stay focused on the big picture
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