Friday, February 22, 2013

Ministering to Your Minister

In this book by Mr. Overdorf, he tells us that our ministers need our support; not just financially, but through words and acts of encouragement. He proceeds to tell various stories he has himself encountered or heard. And also relates a lot of those to the Bible and how various prophets and apostles usually would have a person in their corner ready to help face this world as an encourager of the faith.
We hear the word minister, and will often think that it is the job of one person, the pastor. While it is true that the pastor is supposed to minister, we have that responsibility, too. In fact, we need to minister to the minister.
The minister of your church needs your love and support.   This means  he can perform his duties better if he knows we have his back. The author was trying to express in several of the stories contained within the pages of this useful resource that it really helps to have encouragement from those around you.
Throughout the book, ways to minister are giving, including giving examples and anecdotes from pastors who received the love of church members. Many of the ideas are simple, from dropping them a card, to treating them to lunch. It doesn’t take much to show someone you love them.
He goes through eight affirmations that need to be shown to pastors and staff, whether they are coming in, have been there, or are leaving. They essentially show that you support them in their work, and include, among others,  standing behind them, respecting them, and showing that you care about what they are doing.
Though written somewhat specifically about pastors,  Daniel Overdorf also says that the information in the book can be applied to any church staff .
Overall, the book is very helpful, and a needed reminder of something that church members need to do regularly.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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