Hello TTW Family! Hope you are having a great week, even if you are a Broncos fan and are dealing with Raiders fans after the terrible loss on Sunday.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and this Sunday, October 9th, is Pastor Appreciation Day! It’s a day to show your gratitude for all your pastor has done this last year. And believe me, the last few years have been tough on pastors. So make sure you take the time to show some love to your pastors!
Here are some ways you can encourage your pastor this week.
Send a card. Pastors hear a lot of bad news. Some of it comes with the job–calls from the emergency room or people needing counseling. A handwritten note in a card can go a long way to encourage your pastor.
Send them on a date with their spouse. Pastors can be quite busy–often late into the night! Give them a gift card for a local restaurant and encourage them to take their spouse out for a night away from ministry.
Send them a funny meme. Try to find a meme or joke that illustrates a point from Sunday’s sermon. It can give them a good laugh, and let them know you were listening!
Fund their library. Find out if there are any books they have been wanting, and order them from Amazon.
Help them give your church a Bible habit. Let them know about throughtheword.org/churches and youversion.church. Through the Word can help a congregation develop a deep Bible-reading habit. Using Through the Word plans on the new YouVersion for Churches platform can get your church on a reading plan together. Connect around the daily audio guides with in-app conversation by selecting the option to start a plan with friends.
Alright, Family. Your mission, should you choose to accept (and I hope you do!), is to encourage your pastor this week. Believe me, it will go a long way!