“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (ESV)
Pastors spend countless hours each week preparing sermons, praying for the lost, visiting the sick and elderly, and performing many other behind-the-scenes duties that their congregations often don’t even realize. If you are like many believers, you can reflect upon a pastor who has taught you the Word, equipped you to follow Christ, and challenged you to proclaim your faith.
So please take a minute and think about the pastors who have impacted your life, and then personally thank them. Let them know how they have impacted your life through their leadership and teaching of God’s Word.
And thank them for preaching the Gospel and for their desire to share God’s Word with the lost. While October is specifically designated as a month to appreciate pastors, please remember to pray for them daily and find ways to encourage them throughout the rest of the year.
You can honor your pastor with a GideonCard, designed specifically to send to pastors. Your purchase will also help send God’s Word.