11. Offer a vacation.
One year, while searching the internet for vacation sites, we came across a Christian ministry that focused on blessing pastors by offering them a place to stay in South Carolina. We booked it and went with anticipation. When we opened the doors of our rental, we were blown away by its beauty. We could never have afforded a place like that without the discount and were able to see the sights, go to the beach, and spend time together.
Most pastors can’t afford vacations or other luxuries other attendees can afford. If you have access to a vacation home, offer it to your pastor for free or at a large discount so he and his family can enjoy some much needed time together. It will create family memories while alleviating the worry of how they will pay for it.
You may love your pastor, but it is easy to get into the rut of only showing it during the holidays. Consider ways like the ones above to bless him the other months of the year and show him he is loved, appreciated, and has a place within your church’s fellowship.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year and the Enduring Light Silver Medal, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her first book with Leafwood Publishers, An Invitation to the Table, came out September 2016. She also teaches at various writers' workshops, such as the Montrose Christian Writers conference. She and her husband live in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, with their two children, Caleb and Leah. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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