Pastor Appreciation Month

Rev. Mike Cline on Pastor Appreciation

Rev. Mike Cline on Pastor Appreciation

In almost 10 years at Mountain View, Cline and his family have developed deep connections with their congregation that expand their capacity to love their neighbors and contribute to God’s work in their area. The community Cline and his family experience find its way...
Being present in the “stuff” of people’s lives

Being present in the “stuff” of people’s lives

The greatest pastoral needs often arise during transitions or trauma, when people are most likely to consider matters of life and death. As spiritual questions arise, chaplains are available to help people sift through their pain, process questions about God and...
Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month

“look not only to their own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4   Resources Recursos Pastor Appreciation Month OCTOBER 2019 Pastor Appreciation Month in October is dedicated to giving focused attention to appreciating...
#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

“The pervasive element in our two-thousand year pastoral tradition is not someone who ‘gets things done’ but rather the person placed in the community to pay attention and call attention to ‘what is going on right now’ between men and women, with one another and with...
​Layperson Appreciation Month

​Layperson Appreciation Month

We have just enjoyed honoring pastors all over the globe during October’s Pastor Appreciation Month. We appreciated some of them more tangibly than others, perhaps. And if you pastor a church that did not recognize or appreciate you last month, I am truly sorry. It...
10 ways to keep the pastor you love

10 ways to keep the pastor you love

“Being a pastor was SO much easier than what I’m doing now,” said no former pastor ever. Not one. Instead, I meet pastors every month who say to me, “I thought I knew what this would be like, but being a pastor is so much harder than I expected, and most people have...