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Posted on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Ways to support the Pastor

A deacon should regularly pray for the pastor and his family. Prayer is the most important thing a deacon can do to support the pastor. "Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there." Romans 15:31 A deacon should encourage his pastor. A positive word or written notes of appreciation will lift the pastor's spirit and are always well received. "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." I Thessalonians 5:11 A deacon can be a pastor's best friend, confidential listener, and adviser. "Plans fail for lack of councel, but with many advisers they succeed." Proverbs 15:22 A deacon should help lead the church to pay the pastor well. One of the best ways to encourage a pastor and his family is through adequate financial compensation and benefits. "The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching...the worker deserves his wages." I Timothy 5:17-18 A deacon should look for ways to protect the pastor and his family. It is impossible for a pastor to please everyone. A deacon should be ready to protect him from being hurt by hyper-critical, insensitive, and divisive members. "Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses." I Timothy 5:19 A deacon should seek to follow his pastor's leadership. A servant pastor/leader needs men who will support his vision. "Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you." Hebrews 13:17