Taking Care of Our Pastors!

Most pastors are genuinely committed to serving the Church of Jesus Christ because they love Him and are being true to their calling! They consider it a high honor and privilege. They are there, not because they are incapable of doing something else, but because they actually see it as a calling.

The Scriptures remind us that we are to honor our pastors, showing gratitude and respect for what they do. I Thessalonians 5:12-13 makes that clear. How can we, on a practical level, bless them? Here are a few suggestions. I would love to hear any ideas you may have!

  1.  See him as a gift from God, with a God ordained job to do.  Ephesians 4:11-12
  2. Allow him to be the coach and, as team members, fill our “positions” well! Eph. 4:13-16
  3. Listen to the Word of God he teaches and follow his example.  Hebrews 13:7
  4. Submit to his Godly leadership, understanding why.  Hebrews 13:17
  5. Allow him the opportunity to manage his household.  I Timothy 3:4-5
  6. Pray fervently and consistently for him. Colossians 4:2-3
  7. Allow him to fail forward, keeping in mind that no one bats 1000%!  Galatians 2:11-14
  8. Make sure he takes time for his own personal growth and renewal.  Luke 5:16

There are more practical things we can do…

  1. Offer to watch his children so that he can have a night out with his wife. (Gift cards are always appreciated!)
  2. Make it possible for him to attend conferences, seminars, or further his education.
  3. Put together a prayer group that prays regularly for him and his family. Pray with him before services.
  4. Honor his wife in practical ways! She is in a very unique position!

Again, I’m sure you have many more ideas! Share them!!!