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Celebrating the Pastors In Your Life

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication, and multiple blessings provided by these special people.

We at Focus on the Family want to thank church leaders for all they do. It’s our sincere desire to be a source of encouragement to local congregations and walk alongside church leaders in whatever season of ministry they’re in.

In this spirit, we have recently launched the Focused Pastor. The Focused Pastor is an online dashboard where church leaders can access entire libraries of FREE, proven tools designed to help them manage their churches more effectively.

With Focus on the Family’s broad array of resources, we believe we are uniquely positioned to assist you and your fellow pastors as you support the families in your churches. We want to save you time, energy, and money so that you can be as well-equipped as possible to shepherd God’s people.

You can get started on your journey with Focus on the Family by creating an account and logging in at TheFocusedPastor.org. Let us know if you have any questions, or if there’s some way we can serve you.

May the Lord guide you and grant you His divine wisdom as you carry out your crucial responsibilities!

Practical Ways To Help Your Pastor from Ministry Leaders

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Encouraging the Pandemic-Weary Pastor

COVID-19 has been a significant challenge for all of us. The certainties of life and the foundations we’ve depended on have vanished, or at least been rocked. Dr. Wayde Goodall encourages pastors to be as innovative as possible to create ways to communicate and remind their congregations that Jesus Christ is our foundation.

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Your Pastor Needs a Break

Pastors work hard to shepherd the families in their church. We’ve compiled a list of ministries where pastors can find rest for their families during rough seasons of ministry. These referrals do not necessarily imply a complete endorsement. Though we try to avoid recommending ministries or organizations whose views and approach do not accord with our Christian principles, it is not always possible to ensure complete agreement in outlook, especially when the need to be met or the service to be rendered is very specific or technical in nature.

Resources to Help Your Pastor

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 by Pastor Jud Wilhite

Understanding the Challenges Pastors Face

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by Pastor, Sam Doerksen

Hope and Renewal for Our Pastors

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by Pastor Brady Boyd

Breaking the Busyness Habit

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