Past time to thank your overworked pastor

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pastor at pulpitCongregants are being asked to bless their pastor in October for Pastor Appreciation Month.

Brian Kluth, the national spokesman for the Bless Your Pastor Movement, says many churchgoers are unaware that pastors routinely struggle financially because many churches don’t boast large budgets.

“And so pastors are often underpaid, often don't receive any kind of benefits,” he tells OneNewsNow. “So the Bless Your Pastor Movement is really a way for Christians outside of the church budget to show love and care, and concern for their church pastor, and on a personal basis.”

pastor's office (sign)Unbelievers and skeptics routinely claim, however, that pastors are greedy for offerings and tithes.

Yet another misperception is that pastors only work on Sunday and Wednesday, when Kluth says the average pastor works as many as 70 hours a week busily conducting a weekday funeral, a weekend weekend, a church meeting, and a counseling session.

“Most of them feel they are on call 24/7,” he says.

There are 50 suggestions for helping your pastor at the Bless Your Pastor website.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is your view of political polls?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but nation more divided
Clinton under fire from Dems over Gabbard comments
Blackouts possible again as fire danger looms in California
Striking Chicago teachers demanding affordable housing
South Pole's ozone hole shrinks to smallest since discovery

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Virginia: Can school districts write laws? A public school district is inventing its own homeschool requirements
New PragerU video shows 2 scientific reasons to doubt evolution
A glimpse inside Hillary (If you can stand it)
The Supreme Court is poised to strike down a major Obama-era agency
VIDEO: Students say rich people and taxpayers should pay their college tuition

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Interpreting scripture through culture? Bad idea, says MacArthur

glasses on BibleOne of the most respected pastors in evangelical Christianity says the Southern Baptist Convention has lost its way and isn't likely to make it back.