Many roles within the church walls are overworked, underpaid, and underappreciated. In fact, almost all ministry staff, including those that make the back-office function, our facilities sparkle, manage our church systems and keep our buildings safe, fall into this group. Unfortunately, the majority of congregants are unaware of the tireless work the ministry staff is doing behind the scenes.
God calls us to serve, and as your church grows, it’s easy for our pastors to get distracted from their primary calling, which is why all ministry roles are essential. These are the folks that help the church be strategic and focused while ensuring the church fulfills its role in ministering and serving. They are responsible for schedules, hiring, events, financial statements, property management, children’s programs, and at least a hundred other endeavors.
They certainly have a tremendous amount of responsibility on their shoulders. And yet few of us have ever heard more than a couple speak to the congregation. Some may not even know that the person in front of us every Sunday is on the church’s ministry staff. So during Pastor Appreciation Month, take a moment and seek out your church’s ministry staff. Say, “Thank you!” You may catch them off guard, but let them know that you appreciate all that they do to help your church fulfill its ministry goals. I bet they give you a big smile in return!
For more ideas on how to appreciate your ministry staff, please visit Church Growth.
Cary serves as ACS Technologies’ Chief People Officer. He joined ACS Technologies in 2012 with more than 20 years of progressive and strategic Human Resources leadership experience. Including corporations such as Roche Pharmaceuticals, Becton Dickinson, and Baxter Healthcare International.