Monday, June 18, 2007

Letting the Pastor Do What He Is Supposed to Do

Dan Burrell makes some good suggestions on how the church can care for its pastor(s) so that they can be busy doing the things that really matter. The article is worth reading in its entirety, but here are his ten suggestions:
1. Insist that your pastor practices the Biblical principle of “Sabbath.”
2. Remember that the absence of active resistance is not the same as active support.
3. Send your pastor to the Mission Field at least once per year.
4. Fund his library.
5. Consider periodic sabbaticals.
6. Require him to take vacations at least 2 weeks at a time.
7. Send him and his wife to places for spiritual recharging.
8. Respect his private time and study time.
9. Come together as a church for an annual expression of appreciation.
10. Equip him for efficiency.

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