Sunday, July 21, 2013

Taking Care of Your Pastor

"The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium (Literally of double honor, or possibly of respect and remuneration), especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says: ‘You must not muzzle an ox that is threshing grain,’ and, ‘The laborer is worthy of his wages.’" 1 Tim 5:17-18 (HCSB)
As a deacon, elder, or other church leader, you have an opportunity to encourage your pastor to get regular rest, refreshment, and spiritual renewal. A practical way to do this is to make certain your pastor takes regular time off and ensure that he has a way to do it.
As a personal mission, ensure that your pastor takes time-off in the following three areas:
1. Make sure he takes at least one day off a week

 The biblical command to take a weekly Sabbath applies to your pastor and staff. Knowing that Sunday is a very full and draining day, encourage your pastor to find a day when he can enjoy his family and get needed rest.

Read the entire article by Henry Webb and Craig Webb here.   

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