WHY SHOULD WE HONOR PASTORS?
Is it important to set aside time each year to give recognition and affirmation to our clergy and their families. Many Pastors feel pressured to be the ideal role model of a Christian family—which is impossible, of course. Many feel their families are negatively impacted by unrealistic expectations.
God has entrusted our Pastors to the spiritual well-being of His flock. When a pastor becomes weary, the very souls of his or her church community are endangered.
Financially, Pastors typically make substantially less each year than their own board embers and deacons. It is important to also understand the financial sacrifice many Pastors make to serve their church.
This October, churches across our state will be celebrating Pastor Appreciation Day & Month! This year Sunday, October 10th has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Day. We are excited to join with Minnesota boards and churches in praying for our lead pastors and pastoral leadership teams across the state.
The past 18 months have been full of uncertainty and enormous pressure for our pastors. During these challenging times, we encourage you to pray daily for blessing, favor, anointing, vision and stamina for your pastors. They will be encouraged to know that their board and their church is behind them, praying for them, and supporting them! Like Paul says in I Thes 5:12 (MSG VERSION), overwhelm your pastors with appreciation and love.
We encourage your church board to set aside a special day to honor the pastors at your church. Thank you for partnering with us as we do our best to bless the pastors of Minnesota!