Pray for your pastor
Pray for his family, his church and his vision for the church. Let your pastor know that you are praying for him and ask for specific prayer requests. If you can meet any of those needs, do that, too! You can be an answered prayer.
Encourage your pastor
Write an encouraging letter or handwritten note to your pastor. Build your pastor up to others in conversation. Let him know how his church has impacted your life and spiritual journey.
Serve at your church
Look for ministry opportunities at your church. Oftentimes, pastors are juggling many different roles in ministry and could use extra help. Begin volunteering to help on Sunday mornings and throughout the week, if needs arise.
Give a gift to your pastor
Everyone loves a good gift! Gift cards to restaurants, offering a home cooked meal or asking if you can help with any house or yard work could be a great way to show your pastor you care.
Invest in your spiritual walk
The most encouraging thing you can do for your pastor is to be faithful in your own walk with Jesus. As you grow closer to the Lord, you will be able to love and serve others well. Make sure you are practicing what he preaches!
Click here for Family Life’s list of ways to appreciate your pastor.
Click here to listen to “Honoring Your Pastor as a Family” from Family Life
Click here to listen to “Your Pastor is Human Too” from Family Life
Resources for Pastors
Pastor Renewal Retreat at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove
Hope and Renewal for Our Pastors – Focus on the Family Broadcast
Setting a Godly Example for the Culture – Focus on the Family Broadcast
Graham Devotionals – Billy and Ruth Graham
The Bible From 30,000 Feet – Skip Heitzig
Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion – Crossway Publishing
Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Complete Set – Tyndale House Publishers
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16