Practical Ways to Support and Care for Your Pastor
Do you pray for your pastors? Do you encourage them? Do you have realistic expectations for them? The office of pastor is simultaneously a rewarding and draining position. Pastors today have immense pressure on their shoulders and they need the support of their congregations.
Peter Orr has written Fight for Your Pastor as an exhortation for church members to stand behind their pastors through the difficulties of ministry. Orr specifies ways in which congregations can be intentional in caring for church leaders, including prayer, encouragement, generosity, and forgiveness. Featuring stories from current pastors about their struggles, this book is perfect for thoughtful church members eager to understand the weight of their pastors’ positions and support leaders in their important ministry.
For Thoughtful Christians: Specifically those wanting to know more about their pastors and how to care for them
Current: Features insight from pastors about their personal experiences in ministry
Applicable: Gives practical examples of how to love and care for pastors, including specific prayers for church leaders and the best ways to encourage them
Table of Contents
Foreword by Dane C. Ortlund
Chapter 1: Fight!
Chapter 2: Encourage!
Chapter 3: Listen!
Chapter 4: Give!
Chapter 5: Forgive!
Chapter 6: Submit!
Chapter 7: Check!
Appendix 1: What If I Differ from My Pastor on Politics?
Appendix 2: When and How Should I Leave a Church?
Peter Orr (PhD, University of Durham) is a New Testament lecturer at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Exalted Above the Heavens: The Risen and Ascended Christ and a contributor to Theology Is for Preaching and Romans and the Legacy of St Paul. Orr and his wife, Emma, have four sons and are members at All Saints Petersham.
Author: Peter Orr
Publication Date: November 15, 2022
Pages: 112 pages