Pastor Appreciation Month

October

OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH

What is Pastor Appreciation Month?
It is a special time set aside annually to honor our pastors and pastoral family for the hard work,
sacrificial dedication and multiple blessing provided by these special people.

Why should we honor Pastors?
God has entrusted to them one of the most precious of assignments - the spiritual well-being of His flock. When a pastor becomes weary, the very souls of his church community are endangered. The Elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 1 Timothy 5:17

How are you going to honor your Pastor?
Support, Prayer, Love and Encouragement are the most important things a church can provide for a
pastor. Prayer empowers pastors to be the people God called them to be. It is difficult to pray for someone and be critical at the same time. Love your pastor as Jesus loves them, and show it through regular, tangible acts of encouragement such as simple cards or notes all year long. As a ministry, come alongside and be their “Aaron” in this generation. To help shoulder their burdens, strengthen their families, ignite their faith and applaud their efforts. (Exodus 17:12)

There are many ways to make your pastor feel appreciated…

Cards: Feedback is appreciated regarding the worship service and sermons. Let him know that what was said helped you, taught you or touched your heart. Leave downstairs or mail to: 37 Market St,
Amesbury MA 01913
Invite him out for breakfast or lunch or invite his family to fellowship and/or dine with your family. Get to know him. Special Treats: Bring a meal to his house.

Did you know…Michael has been serving here at MSBC since the Fall of 1997, first as accompanist and then as our Associate Pastor. In September 1998, he became the Interim Pastor and then in January 2000, he was officially voted in as our Senior Pastor. Michael graduated from Gordon-Conwell with a Master of Divinity in 1998 and was ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1999. He lives in Newton, NH with his wife and partner in ministry, Christine and their son, Daniel.

Pastor John has been part of the mission team to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada several times and traveled to South Africa more than 10 times to teach to other pastors.