Do you feel appreciated as a pastor?
Pastor Appreciation month comes and goes. Some pastors receive cards, text messages, gift cards, or an epic church potluck dinner. They feel appreciated and motivated to care well for God’s flock.
Other pastors? Maybe some pastors feel like their congregation participated in “Forget About Your Pastor” month. There was no celebration in the fellowship hall, no handwritten card, not even a simple “Thank you”. The thankless days pile up and the desire to persist in ministry plummets.
Whether you’re a pastor that feels appreciated or a pastor that experienced another thankless month, I want to encourage you to go forth and “Love Thy Members”.
Why should pastors love their members during the good times and the difficult times? Here are three of the many reasons why God has summoned pastors to love His people:
How do you care for the members of your congregation? Share creative ways you care for those God has called you to serve.