We are thankful for our pastors!
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.Hebrews 13:17
Managers oversee employees and teachers oversee students but the church leader’s focus is the souls of men. True ministry is not motivated by prestige nor does it require riches but the responsibility is enormous. Souls rely on the counsel and teaching of a church leader to know God and respond to His commands in a worthy manner. How great a responsibility it is for church members to acknowledge the work of our pastors and promote their joy.
Pray that our pastors are encouraged by the fruit of their ministry, strengthened by the Word, and protected from the sins of the world.