Church members who are determined to be unifying can change the entire ethos of a church, and a church with unifying church members is a blessing to a pastor.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Be intentional about prayer and about what you’re praying for.
- Words of encouragement for your pastor really mean a lot because pastors hear more criticism than you can imagine.
- Giving abundantly has more to do with the attitude of the giver than the amount of the gift.
- Gossip in the church is unhealthy and can hurt the ministry and witness of a church.
The seven ways to be a unifying church member that we discuss are:
- Pray for the church
- Encourage the pastor and staff
- Encourage other church members
- Give abundantly
- Don’t gossip
- Forgive others
- Serve joyfully
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- I Am a Church Member Video Study Guide
- She Reads Truth with Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams
- Echo Prayer App
- Church Answers
- WooMarriage.com/freetrial – Use offer code LEADERSHIP at checkout
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