Saturday |  October 10, 2020

Pastors are overworked. PERIOD.

A proper job description for a pastor would fill a book. At various times, and often at a moment’s notice, they are called upon to be preachers, teachers, counselors, maintenance fixers, administrators, financial experts, building project supervisors, crisis managers, and so much more. They are called upon at all hours of the day and night, and have been known to leave family celebrations and vacations to tend to their flock. They make numerous sacrifices and carry huge burdens. And if you asked them to do even more … they will.

And then came 2020 … and everything changed. In addition to everything else, pastors had to find a way to continue to “be the church” when the doors closed. They were called upon to reinvent the wheel and instantly become tech savvy. All while listening to a myriad of opinions regarding whether services should be online or in person and whether masks should be recommended or required. 

October has become known in church circles as “Pastor Appreciation Month”. If your church has never celebrated, this is definitely the year to start! If your church has celebrated in the past, do it up BIG this year!

At FMF Financial Services, we deeply appreciate our pastors. We are grateful for each and every one. It is our hope that we can come alongside our pastors as a ministry partner to help ease some of the burden. We want every pastor to know that we see you … we support you … we love you.



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