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TWENTY THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PASTOR
These words are copied from “Encouraging Words from Cary Schmidt:
All illustrations are added by Marjie Briggs: HOMEAGAINJiggetyjig.com/wp
(I have done my best to give credit for each illustration posted)

 

“1. He loves God and you a lot. (Be mindful.)”

Photo by Marjie Briggs
Photo by Marjie Briggs

 

“2. He is a painfully limited human being.

(Be realistic.)”

 

Photo by Evan Briggs
Photo by Evan Briggs

 

“3. He probably has a pretty low view of his ‘performance’.
(Be kind.)”

 

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“4. He wishes he were a better preacher.
(Be awake.)”

 

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“5. He really does want God’s best for you
and your family.

(Be open-hearted.)”

 

Picture borrowed from "Mommy Fabulous."
Picture borrowed from “Mommy Fabulous.”

 

“6. His work knows no time or locational boundaries.

(Be patient.)”

 

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/01/14/is-your-impatience-costing-you
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/01/14/is-your-impatience-costing-you

 

 

“7. He hears much more negative information
than positive.

(Be encouraging.)”

 

http://myktis.com/2014/09/words-encouragement/
http://myktis.com/2014/09/words-encouragement/

 

 

 

“8. He has chosen a vocation in which few remain.

(Be praying.)”

 

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

 

 

“9. He has chosen a highly leadership-intensive call.

(Be lead-able.)”

 

http://www.reverendfun.com/?date=19980924

 

“10. He needs help. (Be available.)”

"Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com"
“Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com”

“11. His God-given vision is bigger than himself
and the church.

(Be faith-filled.)”

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Original source unknown

 

“12. He wants to personally meet all the needs,
but knows he can’t.

(Be understanding.)”

 

Give you what you need

 

 

“13. He’s going to say some dumb things
every now and then.

(Be forgiving.)”

 

 

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“14. His family is patient with you,
so be patient with them.

(Be conscientious.)”

 

Photo by Donny Sharp
Photo by Donny Sharp

“15. He is greatly encouraged by your faithfulness.

(Be there.)”

 

http://blog.scrapperduncan.com/2014/07/06/homily-21-on-size-and-whether-it-matters/
http://blog.scrapperduncan.com/2014/07/06/homily-21-on-size-and-whether-it-matters/

 

“16. He is passionate for God’s Word
to be made practical to you.

(Be hungry.)”

 

http://sonofaparson.com/tag/carl-lentz/
http://sonofaparson.com/tag/carl-lentz/

 

 

 “17. He longs for church to be your spiritual oasis.

(Be loving.)”

"Oasis"by Jeffrey K. Bedrick
“Oasis”by Jeffrey K. Bedrick

“18. He dreams for your
and your family’s spiritual health.
(Be receptive.)”

 

VINTAGE 1950'S "EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER" FAMILY CHURCH CALENDAR ART PRINT
VINTAGE 1950’S “EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER” FAMILY CHURCH CALENDAR ART PRINT

 

 

 

“19. He needs to hear that you prayed for him.
(Be interceding.)”

gloryzone.com
gloryzone.com

 

 

 

“20. He’s just a regular guy. (Be real.)”

Photo by Marjie Briggs
Photo by Marjie Briggs
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PASTOR

14 thoughts on “WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PASTOR

  • March 11, 2015 at 10:09 pm
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    Great post! I loved this list! Sometimes I forget that my pastor is human and that he makes mistakes. Sometimes I forget ALOT of these things! These are great reminders! And well written!

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    • March 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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      Thanks, Danielle. Appreciate you stopping by. My honey is a pastor, and I forget them too.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm
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    I love this. I love my Pastor and I’m going to share this. 🙂

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    • April 24, 2015 at 6:33 pm
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      Thanks, Christina – I really appreciate you doing that.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm
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    This is a great reminder and great list! Thanks for sharing this and how we can better too.

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    • April 24, 2015 at 6:34 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by, Erlene. This list definitely spoke to my heart.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm
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    This is a great list. Definitely gives one reason to stop and think.

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    • April 25, 2015 at 6:16 am
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      Thanks Nicky. It has given me pause to stop and think too.

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    • April 25, 2015 at 6:14 am
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      Thank you, KC. He made an amazing list. The reminders spoke to my heart, hence the illustrated list.

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  • April 25, 2015 at 12:47 am
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    Loved the reminders! This is a great list of our part in a church relationship with pastors and other parishioners too.

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    • April 25, 2015 at 6:15 am
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      It is a great list, and I was honored to find and illustrate it.

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  • July 6, 2015 at 11:51 am
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    This was so very thoughtful and we’ll put together.

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    • July 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm
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      Thank you Donna. I wish I had been the one to think this up, but I really did enjoy putting it all together!

      Reply

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