This leadership post comes at the beginning rather than the end of the month since October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s not something that’s widely celebrated (at least not in this part of the world) but I’m hoping to change that a little.
I’ve always found it ironic how quick we are to drag people under the bus at the slightest allegation of failure but celebrating those who have faithfully supplied into our lives over the years while they’re still alive to hear it is like pulling teeth.
Instead of the usual leadership thoughts I’d normally share, I make this request: this month, find a way to appreciate those God has used to minister to you in the past and in the present. I won’t prescribe what makes a worthy celebration. That’s between you, God and them.
Oh, and I’m a pastor’s wife so this is a completely biased post. But consider that because of this, I know better than most, what the cost of ministry truly is. And the difference it makes for even one person to say thank you.