By Tom Pelt
Both my wife and I are “PKs” (pastor’s kids), and we have spent a lifetime living the highs and lows of life in ministry. This is no small reason why we love to encourage pastors and the ministries they serve. While we still have so much to learn about life and leadership, and are grateful for the long line of pastors in our family trees, here’s what we do know: being a pastor is tough (see statistics below). And, being a pastor’s spouse, or an infamous PK, may be even tougher.
From my heart to yours, here are five ways you and your congregation can appreciate your pastor and family all year ’round: Continue reading
By Carl Stagner
How many hats does your pastor wear? Maybe you are that pastor, and you know all too well that we’re not talking about fashion. From preacher to teacher, from administrator to janitor, today’s pastor continually juggles responsibilities at the church, the hospital, the nursing home, the second job, and more—not to mention his or her own household. It’s time to relax, take a deep breath, and make plans to get away for just a few days in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. The annual CBH Retreat to the Cove could be just the break you need. Pastors will be intrigued this year by the first-ever Pastor Track added to the schedule. So, churches, would you consider making it possible for your pastor to “retreat to The Cove” this year? After all, the October 18–21 event takes place smack dab in the middle of Pastor Appreciation Month. Continue reading
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Tagged Asheville, CBH, fall, Jennifer Wilson, Jim Lyon, Nabil Safi, North Carolina, Obadiah Smith, Pastor Appreciation, pastor track, pastors, renewal, rest, Retreat to the Cove
Thank you for your steadfast commitment to your pastors and their families. Your year-round expressions of appreciation to them are a vital support to their emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. October has been set aside as a very special time to go above and beyond to honor pastors and associate pastors for their service to the Lord. Will you make an intentional effort to demonstrate your appreciation for them this October? Continue reading