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My-Pastor Minute, Issue #018 - Pastor Appreciation Month 2010
October 13, 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: October 13, 2010

Issue Number 018


This Month's Pastor Statistic

54% of pastors do not return to ministry after they are "encouraged" to leave their churches.


What can you do?

  • Celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month - October
  • 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 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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