1 Timothy 5:17: “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.”
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is also Pastor Appreciation Month.
Pray for your pastor. He needs your prayers every day. So do his wife and family.
Send a thank you note for the powerful Sunday message your pastor prepares week after week.
Thank your pastor and his family for holding up under the watchful eye of the community day after day.
Imagine what your life would be like without much privacy and your phone and doorbell ringing day and night.
It’s not too late to send a restaurant gift card or a gas card. It’s not too late to fill the pastor’s pantry with groceries or to offer to babysit his children for a day or a weekend.
Does the pastor’s office or home need remodeling? Every church has painters, electricians, and carpenters in the congregation. They can offer their time and talent to the project.
Would the pastor like a cell phone, computer, or printer update? What books would enhance his library?
These are a few ideas. I’m sure you can come up with more.
Dear God, help me show appreciation for my pastor and his family. Amen.
Application: What will you do this week for your pastor?
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega October 27, 2014