Today we conclude our annual Pastor Appreciation focus.

Each of our churches has the potential to change our world for Christ. We can all agree on the Biblical intent here.  However, the health of your church is dependent on a unique and highly complex component. We call it the brains of the organization. Depending on this unique leadership engineering, your church will grow, drift into neutral or shrink. This marvelous component of leadership is so critical that its health mirrors that of your church. Without this unique component, your church thrives or dies.

 “Your job as a leader is to use your love of your own work to light the passion in others who share this love.” (Crossland & Clarke. The Leaders Voice)

Your Ministry team is the highly technical and complex component that keeps your church healthy.

Paul encourages us to, “Honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 MSG)

Here are two awesome but simple ideas to close with.

During Sunday morning service, smile, listen, be involved and really enjoy the service.

Ask your Ministry staff how you can pray for them.

Leadership is … ensuring your Ministry staff know that you care for them.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach