In case you haven’t heard (come out from under the rock, already) it’s Pastor Appreciation Month. And while we appreciate pastors all year-long, we especially love them in the month of October, because that’s what society has told us to do :).
So in the spirit of Pastor Appreciation Month, and at the risk of over-inflating egos, we put together our "Top 3 Reasons Why Pastors Are Incredible And We'd Be Totally Lost Without Them". Or just "3 Reasons Why Pastors Rock".
Because we love pastors so much, any church who signs up for Reach during Pastor Appreciation Month will get their first month of Reach for free. Just a small gift from us to you, because you’re awesome. All you have to do is mention this blog post when you join (click here for details).
They Never Take A Day Off
Counseling young couples, visiting a sick person in the hospital, preparing Sunday's message... a pastor’s work day is never done. They’re on call when we need them and we love them for that. And thanks to all those pastor’s spouses for lending them to the rest of us. Or perhaps we should say you’re welcome. Either way.
They Give Us Something To Look Forward To
Churches on Sunday mornings are often a sort-of re-charging station for so many. After a long week and with another one getting ready to begin, an encouraging or inspiring message about God's love for us can be just the kick we need to get through. So thanks pastors for your words - we’re listening, I promise.
They Make The Big Moments Even Better
Whether it’s the birth of a new baby, your wedding day, or a loved one’s funeral, pastors are there. They don’t shy away from the hard moments and gladly accept free food at the celebrations - which is the only way to go through life. A leader to pray with you, a shoulder to cry on, a friend to sit down with, and someone to laugh at while they dance at your wedding - thank you pastors for all you do!