Pray for your pastor
Here’s a great idea from Small Church Ministry, “Ask congregation members to commit to praying for your pastor & family once a month, on a given date…Present the calendar to your pastor, letting him know that your congregation cares about him and covers him in prayer.”
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.
Show His Wife Some Love
Happy wife, happy life, right?! Your pastor’s wife is working hard to support her husband and serve alongside him. Let her know you love her with a card or gift, as well.
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 best way to encourage your pastor is by walking the walk. The Apostle John said it best in 3 John 4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
Click here for Small Church Ministry’s list to encourage 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