The importance of encouraging your pastor
February 13, 2013
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
1 Timothy 5:17
I read a startling statistic the other day that 1,500 pastors in America are leaving the ministry every month. Every month! That’s 18,000 a year! Many leave because they are discouraged and hurting. Others leave because they’re overworked and get little support from their congregation. But no matter the reason, the truth is that many people in ministry are simply getting burned out.
I hope you pray for church leaders in America. But not only that… I hope you stand with them and support them as they seek to shepherd their flocks and reach out to the lost. One person can’t do that on his own. Each needs the help of men and women in the church!
As a pastor, I’m not afraid or ashamed to admit that I need prayer and support. And I’m so grateful for so many who tell me, “I’m praying for you,” because I firmly believe the devil aims his biggest guns at those who teach and lead.
Support your church and your pastor through your prayers, your time, and your financial resources. Ministry isn’t the job of one person or a few people. It’s the job of the church! So work together with your church leaders for the advancement of the Kingdom of God!
SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH LEADERS AND WORK WITH THEM TO ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
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