Offering Resources For Pastor Appreciation Month
Resources for Pastor Appreciation will include one of the most influential Champions of Pastor Appreciation, Dr. H.B. London, Jr. I am leaving in a few hours to attend a Christian men's retreat for whom HB will be the featured speaker.
I hope to spend some time with him to discuss Pastor Appreciation and to pick his brain for ideas and resources churches can use to offer encouragement to their pastor.
By the way, one of the pages I have recently updated is Focus On The Family Clergy Appreciation Resources For Pastor Appreciation Month.
On that particular page there is a pertinent quote from Dr. London expressing the reasons for expressing pastor appreciation.
HB states the following on the Focus On The Family Clergy Appreciation Resource website
Pastors and their families live under incredible pressures.
- Their lives are played out in a fishbowl, with the entire congregation and community watching their every move.
- They are expected to have ideal families, to be perfect people, to always be available, to never be down and to have all the answers we need to keep our own lives stable and moving forward.
Those are unrealistic expectations to place on anyone, yet most of us are disappointed when a pastor becomes overwhelmed, seems depressed, lets us down or completely burns out.
Pastor Appreciation Gift Idea Resource
I am glad to report the renewal of my relationship with ChristianBooks.Com and have highlighted the following sections on their site for pastor focused gifts. I will also list these sections here in this newsletter for you to explore for pastor gift suggestions:
May God richly bless you in your Pastor Appreciation efforts.
Onward with purpose,
Chaplain Paul Slater
Pastor Appreciation Ideas and Resources:
Create A Website To Fund A Ministry,
Start A Business, or Share Your Life Passion: