52 Ways: #48

Call his* wife and ask what kind of pizza they like.  Order it, pay for it, and have it sent to your pastor’s home. I really like this week’s way to care for and bless your pastor and his family because it has to do with pizza and who doesn’t like pizza? Am I right?  […]

52 Ways: #47

Support your church financially. When I first met my husband he was a full time College/Career pastor making $400 a month.  By the time we’d gotten engaged he was making $600 a month.  Just before we got married he got a raise and was making $800 a month.  Thus was my introduction to life as […]

52 Ways: #46

Send him* and his family a greeting card with a message of appreciation and encouragement. I don’t know about you, but getting a card in the mail with a personal handwritten note means more to me than a quick email message or e-card.  Why?  Probably because of the time and effort involved.  I know that […]

52 Ways: #45

Drop off donuts, bagels, cookies or fruit at the church office for the staff to enjoy. Lest we forget about all of the others that serve us through our local church we are going to focus on the church staff, which means EVERYONE ELSE that plays a role in regular church life.  I don’t want […]

52 Ways: #44

Meet at his* house on his day off in order to fix things around the place. I hate to burst any bubbles, but that dynamic preaching machine that can effortlessly translate from the original Greek or Hebrew text on a Sunday morning might be all thumbs on a Monday morning when he tries to fix […]

52 Ways: #43

Take him and his wife to lunch. Lunch.  The meal between breakfast and dinner.  It is usually much cheaper than dinner and eaten more leisurely than breakfast.  This is a great time to invite your pastor and his wife (even children) out for a meal in order to get to know them better and a […]

52 Ways: #42

Volunteer in an area of constant need – one that he mentions often. Do you know the areas of greatest need in your church?  Quite often they are the ones your pastor or a ministry team leader mentions frequently from the pulpit or in the weekly bulletin.  Is the nursery in need of workers?  Is […]

52 Ways: #41

Send an encouraging note to his/her kids away at college Most of the past 52 Ways To Care have had to do with pastors, ministry leaders, and spouses, with a few directed toward the children.  Today’s post is about caring for his* adult children. College is a transitional time in a young person’s life.  Some […]