52 Ways: #23

Upon hearing scandalous news withhold judgement and seek truth Ever notice how many television shows, newspapers, magazines, and websites report only outrageous and scandalous news?  Ever wonder why there are so many of these types of publications?  Because, in general, people loved to be shocked.  We kind of love those jaw dropping moments when we

52 Ways: #22

Invite them to your home for dinner Want me to give you some insider information?  Lean in close and I’ll tell you……………………..your pastor’s social calendar is not full for the next 10 years.  While he/she may be very busy with church obligations there are probably very few scheduled dates that entail breaking bread with a

52 Ways: #21

Let the family use your vacation home or timeshare Summer is almost here!  Kids will soon be finished with the school year and families are making plans for a vacation trip.  Your pastor and his/her family are no exception.  Everyone looks forward to the Dog Days of Summer and a little time for R &

52 Ways: #20

Acknowledge birthdays and anniversaries I’ve got an easy one here for you, folks.  What do you say we all find out our pastor(s) birthday and anniversary date (if married, of course) and overwhelm him/her/them with cards? Did you ever seen Miracle on 34th Street?  Remember the scene at the end when the U.S. Postal Service

52 Ways: #19

Write a letter of appreciation to your denominational headquarters or board members Do you think your pastor is doing an awesome job?  Do you appreciate the time it takes him/her to prepare the message every week, meet with church members, and take care of church business?  Do you want to be an encouragement in his/her

52 Ways #3

Find out from his Administrative Assistant what books or periodicals he’s been wanting for his library; order a few and have them sent directly to the church. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..(cue Victorian carolers). Yes, Christmas is in the air and our thoughts turn to a nice gift for our pastor and

Leader Care

Every Friday I’ll be reposting a blog post I wrote for Standing Stone Ministry on 52 Ways to Care for Your Pastor.  We first compiled a list of ideas submitted by several people.  Then, I was tasked with creating an entertaining post for each idea.  Some I love, some are a bit hokey, but that