Pastor Appreciation Month: Day #13
October is Pastor Appreciation Month.
Take time today to express to your pastor how much he means to you.
The Pastor’s Perspective
The minister must realize that his most precious resource is his people. People come with all sorts of issues and idiosyncrasies. The pews will be filled with various personalities and multiple problems. The people perspective has been the downfall of many a man of God. A man of God may possess all sorts of abilities; but if he does not have the ability to lead and love people he will foolishly fail.
1. Love the People.
If a man of God can love his people, success may be in the future. In loving his people, he can cover up many of his flaws. Let love have its free course in your life in developing your people.
2. Listen to the People.
The man of God can greatly win the hearts of his people by lending them a willing and listening ear. I have known many ministers become great pastors by simply listening. The sympathetic ears of Gods man can sooth the hurting hearts of the flock.
3. Liberate the People.
The man of God must not try to carry the load himself. The successful minister fully realizes that his people are competent and worthy of helping to carry the load. The gifts of his flock must be identified and utilized.
4. Labor with the People.
The greatest asset the man of God will ever utilize is his willingness to labor with his flock. The work of a man will magnify the words of a man and mobilize his people to rally around his desires.
5. Locate the People.
It is been the failure of many a minister in not knowing his people. A good minister will understand his people, their nature and their needs.
6. Lead the People.
"The minister that desires success must realize that leadership is not effective that is not earned." The man of God can lead if he earns his leadership.
The man of God must protect his leadership as if it were gold. The day a man loses his ability to lead; that man’s days are numbered. The minister must avoid the allurement of sin. Nothing will bring a minister down as quickly as his known association with sin.
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