5 MOST IMPORTANT REASONS TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT YOUR PASTOR/LEADERS DURING THE PANDEMIC
The need to support your Pastor/Leader cannot be overemphasized, most especially during this pandemic. Although your pastor’s goal is to look out for your common good they need those who will look out for them as well.
It has been 100 years since the last big pandemic which was the Spanish Flu back in the 1920s. So, for most active pastors, it is safe to say that they have never pastored their flock during a pandemic.
Although they have great faith, they still see and feel the burden of this sickness upon the land and people. They desire to encourage the flock to the best of their ability.
Although many have opinions on how the church should be running during this time, it is the flock’s responsibility to pray for their leader so that they make the best decisions under the leading of the Holy Spirit.
So, it is imperative to remember to encourage your pastors and leaders as well.
Here are the 5 most important reasons why we need to support and encourage them (even in these trying times):
They also go through hard times. (Phil. 4: 11 & 12).
Most times, our pastors and leaders in faith go through a lot of things, and sometimes it is very hard for them to share. Some of them go through unexplainable situations in life and they are striving to live as God has commanded them.
Paul said in Philippians 4: 11 & 12 that he had been through different conditions and situations. Pastor’s and leaders often are tempted with doubts at times and are overwhelmed just like everyone else. However, it is your support and encouragement that keeps them going. Just a simple word of prayer could also go a long way in supporting them.
They labor for you.
If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? if others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more? But we do not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. Don’t you know that those who work in the temple get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar get their food from the altar? (1 Cor. 9: 11 – 13 NIV).