Who teaches the teacher? Who coaches the coach? Who pastors the Pastor? Michael and Andy have found the solution to the pastor issue. They have written the playbook for how to support the pastors. It’s a win-win for you as a Pastor and you as an accountability partner. Everyone is on the same page and yet personalizing your own play book. Solid, biblical truth put together to keep you actively on the Kingdom team. It’s all here and ready to be played out. Get two and share the Word.
Lift Your Pastor is more than just a book by great authors. This is a timely book filled with practical and spiritual truths from two Godly men who are willing to “do the book” in their friendship with each other and in their own lives. The story of how God has used these men in the ministry through advocating, not only encourages me, but it will encourage you! If you are a pastor and feel alone in the ministry Lift Your Pastor is must have.
Pastor, Faith Missionary Baptist Church – Round Rock, Texas
Michael has such a heart for Pastors. His and Andy's experience along with passionate concern for others makes their writing a great read with much needed helps.
Pastor, First Baptist Church Woodstock
A Pastor's Friend Lifts the Load of Ministry
"Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands became heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun."
A Pastor's Friend Removes Aloneness from Ministry
"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him; and also if two lie down together they can keep warm but how can one keep warm alone. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves and a cord of three strands is not quickly broken." (NIV)
A Pastor's Friend is an Encourager
II Corinthians 7: 5-7
"For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more."
A Pastor's Friend Affirms Pastoral Calling
"Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."
A Pastor's Friend Encourages Transparency
II Corinthians 3:18
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."
A Pastor's Friend Prays for Him
"Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel. For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be bold enough in Him to speak as I should."
A Pastor's Friend Provides Rest
“Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.’”
A Pastor's Friend Encourages the Pastor in Relational Health
"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life."
A Pastor's Friend Intercedes and Invites Others to Intercede for the Pastor
I Timothy 2:8
“Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.”
A Pastor's Friend is Concerned About the Pastor's Time
"Making the most of the time, bind up each opportunity because the days are evil." (Amplified Bible)