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My-Pastor Minute, Issue #015 - Pastor Appreciation 2009
July 20, 2010

1,500 pastors leave their churches every month in the United States because of conflict, burnout, or moral failure. Help keep your pastor from becoming part of that statistic. Use every available resource to encourage, support, and partner with your pastor. This ezine and give you a good start toward effectively ministering to your minister.

***************************************************** Date: July 20, 2010

Issue Number 016

Keeping things simple *****************************************************

This month I'm rolling out a new, simpler format for My-Pastor Minute. Instead of the long lead-in and the elaborate outline, I decided to keep things simple so that I don't waste your time. So, toward that end, this notice is finished.


This Month's Pastor Statistic

94% of pastor spouses agree with the statement, "There is extra pressure being married to a minister."

91% agree there is extra pressure being the child of a pastor.


What can you do?

  • Allow your pastor's spouse to minister as God has equipped her.
  • Minister to the pastor's children rather than critiquing them.
  • Allow the pastor's kids to be kids, not little pastors.

**************************************************** Suggested Reading

What Pastors Wish Church Members Knew: Helping People Understand and Appreciate Their Leaders

If clergy were to speak candidly about themselves, their families, and their churches, what would they say? Drawing on hundreds of interviews and surveys, George reveals surprising insights into ministers' hurts and heartaches, faith, health, spouses, children, finances, joys, frustrations, disappointments, fears, and dreams. Encouraging reading for everybody who cares about church leaders! 208 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.


What's New?

The Pastor Appreciation Kit Is Finally Here!!!

Ok, it's not available yet. But it will be within about 10 days!

It contains nearly everything you need to put on a great Pastor Appreciation event. I'll let you know when it's ready.


Thanks for reading this far. I'll try to keep things simple from now on.

Dan Sherman

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