“Obey your leaders and submit to them,
for they are keeping watch over your souls,
as those who will have to give an account.
Let them do this with joy and not with groaning,
for that would be of no advantage to you. “
May, 2019: A joy-filled church needs a cared-for pastor. We have a new resource for you… 4 copies of this book are now located in the church library for you to borrow and read.
About the book
What do you think about your pastor? Do you chew over his sermons and wonder if they are clear and helpful? Do you feel he spends enough time with you? In fact, do you ever catch yourself wondering what he does all day?
The truth is, often we think, “What can my pastor do for me?” Far less often do we think, “What can I do for my pastor?”
Seasoned former pastor, Christopher Ash, urges church members to think about pastors not just in terms of what they do – how they lead and pray and preach and teach and so on – but about who they are. He encourages us to remember that pastors are people and to pray for them as they serve us.
Paradoxically, caring for our pastor will be a blessing to us as well as to them, and create a culture of true fellowship in our church family.
– Why look after your pastor?
– Seven virtues of church members that impact our pastors:
1: Daily repentance and eager faith
2: Committed belonging
3: Open honesty
4: Thoughtful watchfulness
5: Loving kindness
6: High expectations
7: Zealous submission
The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (but is too embarrassed to ask)
by Christopher Ash (2019, The Good Book Company)