Have you ever said, “I love my church or I love my pastor after you heard a great sermon?” If you have that’s great, and we are thankful you feel that way; but what have to ever done to let your pastor know that’s how you feel? We’ve all heard the expression, “actions speak louder than words.”
Well this year, Energize Ministries is promoting 2021 as the LOVE YOUR PASTOR year.
Remember when Jesus asked Peter if he loved him? Peter responded each time that he did love Jesus, but each time Jesus gave him a command or action He wanted him to do- “feed my sheep.”
One lesson we can learn from this is that “Love” is a action verb. Love needs to be more than just words we say, it needs to be lived out in our actions.
How can our family show love to your pastor? So glad you asked. The list is endless, but here are a few ideas to get you started. Bring them a meal, mow their grass, babysit their kids so they can have a date night, detail their car, make a list of all the things your family loves about your church and post it online or give it to your pastor. Care for your pastor’s spouse with a spa gift card, or treat the kids to ice cream and putt-putt for no reason. Don’t forget that loving on your pastor’s family is a great way to love your pastor too.
Praying for you pastor is always high on the list but these other actions will encourage, uplift, and make your pastor’s day and probably their week. Don’t wait until October and Pastor appreciation month. Start today to make love an action word in your church.