Pastor Appreciation

Apprentice 2 Jesus

This month is “Pastor Appreciation” month.

Since I pastor a church I absolutely treasure and love, I think EVERY month is “pastor appreciation.” To think we had to come up with this kind of “celebration” years ago because there were churches who didn’t appreciate their pastors breaks my heart.

Today we will have a time to say “thanks” as a church, but beyond me I have to give thanks for those who serve with me.

This year has been a year of intense sacrifice. I have staff that already volunteer almost all their time to lead youth, kids, worship, discipleship, and now a coffee shop. They give their time to meet weekly as a staff. This year brought a new level of sacrifice for all of us. I had to take a “pay cut” (and had to force my board to do it) but then we had to cut what…

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