Letter From a Pastor

This is the first of several posts that I felt compelled to share with you from the Swerve Blog. Note: I am NOT sharing this with you as a ploy for me to be more recognized and affirmed. I AM sharing this with all people (that go to CCF or other churches) because I think that it unveils some important things that you may want to think about. Let me say this...I can relate to every word here! And your Pastor probably can too!


People in my church often ask me, “What can we do to help you?”

This week I’d like to dialog about how people can truly help and support their pastor.

Your Words of Encouragement Matter.

Dear Church,

Thank you so much for taking time to share how God is working in your life. Knowing that our ministry is making a difference is often all I need to keep going when I’d rather give up. As your pastor, I’m way more “human” than I’d like to be. In my best moments, I’m fully convinced of God’s calling and presence. In my worst moments, I feel weak, insecure and totally ineffective as a Christian, much less the shepherd of a flock.

Just last week, one of you took the time to tell me how God has used our church to change your life for the better. I didn’t tell you, but on the inside I was wondering if my efforts mattered. God used your words to minister to me in a deep way. Thanks so much for telling me how God is working in your life!

Your Pastor