By Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married for 41 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling, and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 40 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.
Topics: For Pastors

    25 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    By Brad Bridges

    1) Pray for your pastor.

    2) Never gossip about your pastor.

    3) Buy lunch or dinner for your pastor (and their spouse).

    4) Defend your pastor when someone complains.

    5) Speak well of your pastor.

    6) Volunteer to serve where needed.

    7) Talk about what you learned from your pastor with your kids.

    8) Offer to start a congregational care ministry.

    9) Go the extra mile in your area of ministry responsibility.

    10) Call your pastor’s spouse.

    11) Send a hand-written note. (Tip: Get a pack of notecards and send a group of thank you notes from your small group, Sunday School, or other group in the church.)

    12) Babysit their kids so they can go on a date.

    13) Ask your pastor to disciple you (or recommend someone who can).

    14) Love your family.

    15) Bring the pastor’s family a home-cooked meal during a busy time.

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    Brad Bridges is the Vice President of the Malphurs Group, a leadership coach, strategy consultant, blogger at, husband to Lindsey, and father of 3. | @bradbridges | Website

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