At our congregation meeting on Sunday, Pam and I were presented with a package of cards and gifts as expressions of appreciation for our service here at Valley. Someone at some time designated October as Pastor Appreciation month. We are moved by these many expressions of your kind thoughts and wishes. This kind of support and encouragement is never lacking here at the Valley church family and we experience it regularly.
I don’t think anyone has come up with a congregation appreciation emphasis. The church functions as a body. The pastor is a part of that body and must interdependently function with the rest of the body under the head of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The role of pastor is one of great responsibility. This is a truth that I take very seriously. The ministry of properly handling the Word of God and making sure this is done throughout the church body is a central focus that must be carefully maintained and protected.