21 Practical Ways to Bless Your Pastor
Num. 27:16-17, Eph. 4:11-16, Matt. 10:1-15
No doubt, the Pastor needs the affection of his parishioners. Their affirmation gives him strength. More often than not, their friendship, admiration and generosity acts as fuel that ignites and propels the Pastor to navigate the ministry’s ship. The parishioners should make the Pastor’s well-being a thing of utmost importance. This brings out the best in your Pastor.
These could be achieved as you:
1. Always tell your Pastor the truth but do not fight him.
2. Plan for the Pastor’s salary (1 Cor. 9:14)
3. Plan for the retirement of the Pastor.
4. Plan vacation for the Pastor and his spouse.
5. Plan conference/retreats for your Pastor.
6. Encourage “dates’’ for the Pastor and his spouse.
7. Pray for your Pastor. (1 Tim. 2:1-2).
8. Love your Pastor practically. (1 Cor. 13:1-13)
9. Build a genuine relationship with your Pastor.
10. Send him notes of encouragement.
11. Share gifts with your Pastor. (1 Cor. 9:11)
12. Remember his birthday and wedding anniversary.
13. Share finances with him.
14. Celebrate his resumption date anniversary.
15. Pastor’s appreciation Sunday.
16. Share in the Pastor’s dreams/visions.
17. Look him straight in the eyes when he’s preaching and say “amen’’ occasionally. The man will preach well.
18. Give your Pastor his due regard as unto the LORD because he has been ordained as your watchman. Heb. 13:17.
19. Shake hands with him; tell him he’s doing a good job in honest commendation. He’ll work well.
20. Rededicate your own life to God and ask the minister to give you some church work to do.
21. If all else fails, this one is certain to succeed: get your congregation to unite in prayer for him. He will be so effective that some larger church will take him off your hands.
Revd. Austin Omomia,
Bethel Baptist Church, Ajah, Lagos.
Omomia Austin, How to Beat Your Pastor & Eleanor Doan, Minister.