Don’t forget to show appreciation to the other pastors on staff (executive, worship, youth, etc.) and heads of ministry.*
We are now on week 15 of our 52 Ways to Help in our Leader Care Series. By now, if you’ve been keeping up, you’ve been encouraged to express your thanks to your pastor, buy him/her gift cards for coffee and such, help fix things around the house, send his wife to a local spa, encourage him/her to exercise with you, and even purchase books and periodicals to help expand his/her knowledge. Hopefully you’ve been able to act on a couple of suggestions and have one or two ideas for the future tucked away in your mind. Your pastor is probably feelin’ the love.
But, before we go any further, I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you to also include other pastors on staff and heads of ministry to the list of people you’d like to bless for their service to the church. I’m sure you already knew these others were implied, if not expressly mentioned and have been scheming behind the scenes to bless the socks off of the guys in the media ministry or the director of Women’s Ministry. But what about those that work diligently behind the scenes and don’t get much face time with the congregation? There are so many busy worker bees on staff in pastoral positions or heads of ministry in the less glamorous areas of ministry that make the wheels go round each week. Please don’t forget about them. Every single, well most of these ways to show you care can be applied to just about anyone on staff.
Spread the love. Spread the love.
**We recognize that there are many women pastors and that all posts don’t apply equally to men and women in ministry. We try to be gender neutral and when the use of he/she or him/her is too cumbersome we default to the masculine pronoun. The reverse is true for referring to the pastor’s spouse. We hope that you can read past these masculine and feminine pronouns to the spirit behind each post —- creative ways to be a blessing to those who serve us…..and their spouses.