We started the week saying it’s all about relationships, friendships, and partnerships in ministry. In fact, we have been singing this song for two weeks now. Yes, we all need relationships to make it in ministry. We need support. We need encouragement. We need friends. But…
What about others like us? What about pastors in our area, or pastors who we know, that just might be dying on the vine? What if we turned the tables on ourselves and thought about others who might need the very same things as they pastor their 200church?
As we close out this week, we would like to ask you to think of others, and specifically think of someone by name – a real pastor, who could benefit from your phone call or email. A man or woman in ministry who needs the encouragement you could gift to them today or tomorrow – who are they? What is their name?
It’s not what you do that is so important, it’s that you do something! We’re on the same team, and sometimes we need an “Attaboy!” or “Attagirl!”. Sometimes we need that pat on the back or shot in the arm to carry us further down the field.
In more than one place in the New Testament (in fact, in four places) we are commanded to “encourage one another.” So we call you to do just that this weekend!
Answer these three questions:
Who am I going to encourage? _________________________
How will I encourage them? ___________________________
When will I encourage them? __________________________
Don’t forget to KISS it! Keep It Simple Stupid! Don’t make a building project out of it like us pastors are prone to do. Don't make it so complicated - that's when we never get to it. Just do it. Encourage another pastor this weekend.
Now, comment and tell us what you are going to do to encourage another 200church pastor this weekend…
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