Perhaps no marriage relationship is more at risk of spiritual attack than the marriage between a pastor and his wife. Think about it, the enemy could not only destroy a sacred relationship between spouses, but also an entire ministry if given a foothold in your pastor’s marriage. Sadly, there are countless families and ministries that have been left in shambles as a result of this kind of attack.
You may wonder how you, a church member, could possibly help your pastor and his wife strengthen their marriage. Actually, there are quite a few ways you can help! As always, the first and most powerful line of defense is prayer. Remember to include your pastor, his wife and their family in your daily prayers.
You can also provide your pastor with some resources which will give him the opportunity to work on his marriage. Maybe you could buy him a gift card to a nice restaurant and offer to babysit so he and his wife can have a date night. You might take up a collection from other church members and send him and his family on a trip. Another idea—book a weekend for him and his wife at the Energize Lodge! http://energizeministries.com/what-we-do/our-retreats/
It’s also important to make sure he has the freedom to “disconnect” from church on a regular basis so he can connect at home.
Finally, #BeTheOne to educate other members of your congregation about the importance of caring for your pastor and his family.
This “Minute for Your Minister” is brought to you by Energize Ministries—providing encouragement, refreshment and recreation for your pastors and ministry leaders. For more ideas about encouraging your pastor, visit energizeministries.com. You can also find out about ongoing contests and opportunities on the Energize facebook page: facebook.com/energizeministries