Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pastor Appreciation Month!

Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation month?
What do you have planned for this month? How do you plan on honoring your Pastor?

Here is a great article I found in Today's Christian Magazine that I think we can all learn from. If you want to read the article in it's entirety you can visit the website article here. Otherwise, here is a quick list of those 8 things we can do to honor our Pastor:

  1. Cut the criticism
  2. Pray regularly
  3. Express appreciation in writing
  4. Use your skills to Bless
  5. Squelch gossip
  6. Offer to meet a need
  7. Be openly responsive
  8. Throw away the measuring stick

Of Course, I think we can apply these principles all year long!

I believe that Pastor's are under appreciated in many circumstances. They AND their families undergo amazing stress, criticism and attack. They are victims of spiritual warfare. Yet, somehow, they get back up the next day and are willing, nah, passionate about starting it all over again, so that people can find the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

That is simply amazing!

So, this next month, let me challenge you to do something amazing and spectacular for your Pastors!

It is the LEAST we can do!

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