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Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. (Heb. 13:7, The Message)
Think about your pastors and the long hours they put in, the criticisms they face, the personal sacrifices their families make. They do all this to serve as the shepherd of your flock.
"Serve one another in love," encourages the apostle Paul (Gal. 5:13, The Message). What better way to serve your pastor than to honor him or her on Pastor Appreciation Day? Your remembrance can be large or small, detailed or simple, but whatever you choose to do, you can be assured that your pastor will appreciate it.
A good way to start planning for Pastor Appreciation Day is to spend time in prayer for your pastors and their families.
|Thanking Your Congregation|
|By Ted Cunningham
Last month was Clergy Appreciation Month. How did that go for you? Some pastors received cards, emails, small gifts, and a few meals. Others received appreciation face-to-faceon Sunday morning. For some, it went unnoticed all together.
Whatever last month looked like for you, let's consider a new kind of appreciation this Thanksgiving season. What if we turn the tables on our congregations and appreciate them?
I am guilty of taking Woodland Hills Family Church for granted. Like most churches, we've seen our share of highs and lows over the years. During times of growth and ministry wins, we ask for more. When giving does not meet budget, we ask for more. When children's ministry wears out volunteers, we seek fresh recruits. Our tendency is to ask for more out of those who already give so much. Thanksgiving is a great season to pause and say, "Thank you."
Here are 7 ways to say, "Thank you," to your congregation...Read more.
As you know, October is Pastor Appreciation Month. We need your partnership this month in an important effort to offer vital and tangible help to pastors across the nation. We want to help our spiritual leaders with profound tools to provide encouragement and spiritual health. You can play an essential role as you join us in October. Together we can make a difference.
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This month join us in a step of faith to help pastors all across our nation.