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My-Pastor Minute, Issue #020 - Honor Your Pastor During the Holidays
December 03, 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: December 3, 2010

Issue Number 020


This Month's Pastor Statistic

Two thirds of today's pastors are over the age of 40.


What can you do?

  • Discuss with your pastor a transition plan for retirement.

  • Consider investing in a retirement plan for your pastor.

  • Remember that your pastor will need housing in his/her retirement.

  • Consider starting a Health Savings Account for your pastor because he will have an increasing amount of health issues.

**************************************************** 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?

I still have a few Pastor Appreciation Kits available!!! Get yours before they are all gone.

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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