Your church's staff are working hard to love you during this time. Here are some ideas to help you return the love. Let's continue #viralkindness!
Last week we shared on our Facebook page an article outlining the pressures pastors are under during Covid-19 (you can read it here). As I read over the relational, technical and practical tasks that they are undertaking (in addition to the usual tasks!) it really struck me the emotional, spiritual and physical toll that Covid-19 is having on many of our church leaders right now. And, while I want to first and foremost encourage all christians to pray for your pastors, we've come up with a list of ways you can practically show them some love too.
1. Send a card or write an email
When was the last time you told you pastor that you appreciate them?
For many on staff at a church, often they're only told what needs improving, where there's a problem to be dealt with or if they need to correct themselves in some way. While your pastor is busy making phone calls to congregation members to check in on how they're going or wrestling with technical difficulties, take a minute to tell them how thankful you are for them and encourage them with your words.
2. Cook a meal and drop it around
This is a fantastic one not only for your pastor but also for their spouse and family!