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My-Pastor Minute, Issue #017 - Pastor Appreciation Kit
August 31, 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: August 31, 2010

Issue Number 017


This Month's Pastor Statistic

80% of pastors believe ministry has negatively affected their families.

33% say that the ministry is hazardous for their families.


What can you do?

  • Minister to your pastor's entire family - not just your pastor.
  • Minister to the pastor's children rather than criticizing them.
  • Pray daily for your pastor's family. God will answer your prayer and you will be better prepared to minister to your pastor and his/her family.

**************************************************** 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 and Available!!!

This kit contains nearly everything you need to put on a great Pastor Appreciation event. It includes a planning workbook, a bulletin cover, a full size banner, children's skit, a bulletin insert for kids, small but meaningful gifts for your pastor and his spouse, and a joke book to help you prepare a pastor appreciation sermon or speech. And there is so much more! It even comes in two sizes. Learn more here.


Thanks for ministering to your minister!

Dan Sherman

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