How Can I Encourage My Pastors?

By Camryn Zamora

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How Can I Encourage My Pastors?

By Camryn Zamora

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This Brief Guide Shows Church Members How Vital—and Surprisingly Simple—It Is to Support Local Pastors

Though pastors are a tremendous blessing to the body of Christ, they are often the least encouraged in the church. As a result, many feel isolated, stressed, and tempted to leave ministry. How can church members better support the leaders who faithfully shepherd them?

In this short, practical guide, Camryn Zamora helps believers esteem the role of pastors as commanded in Scripture, recognize their role in supporting church leadership, and follow through with simple, intentional acts of service. Reflecting on the gift of pastors, Zamora points to God’s word to demonstrate how church members can show appreciation, including praying for sermon preparation, actively listening each week, rebuking gossip, disagreeing constructively, and more. By empowering church members to protect and support pastors, local churches can help leaders serve joyfully for years to come.

  • Brief, Accessible Guide: Practical advice on how to care for pastors and their families in the local church
  • Biblical and Applicable: Points to Scripture to explain how church members should regard their pastors and encourage them in their roles
  • Part of the 9Marks Church Questions Series: Other titles include Why Should I Join a Church?How Can I Serve My Church?; and How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?


Camryn Zamora

Camryn Zamora is a member of the Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi, where her husband serves as an associate pastor and she oversees the women’s ministry. She and her husband have four children.

Product Details

Category: Church Ministry
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 64
Size: 4.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 1.49 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-9612-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-9612-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433596124
Case Quantity: 172
Published: August 06, 2024


“Christians are pressed by very real questions. How does Scripture structure a church, order worship, organize ministry, and define biblical leadership? Those are just examples of the questions that are answered clearly, carefully, and winsomely in this new series from 9Marks. I am so thankful for this ministry and for its incredibly healthy and hopeful influence in so many faithful churches. I eagerly commend this series.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Sincere questions deserve thoughtful answers. If you’re not sure where to start in answering these questions, let this series serve as a diving board into the pool. These minibooks are winsomely to-the-point and great to read together with one friend or one hundred friends.”
Gloria Furman, author, Labor with Hope and Missional Motherhood

“As a pastor, I get asked lots of questions. I’m approached by unbelievers seeking to understand the gospel, new believers unsure about next steps, and maturing believers wanting help answering questions from their Christian family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. It’s in these moments that I wish I had a book to give them that was brief, answered their questions, and pointed them in the right direction for further study. Church Questions is a series that provides just that. Each booklet tackles one question in a biblical, brief, and practical manner. The series may be called Church Questions, but it could be called ‘Church Answers.’ I intend to pick these up by the dozens and give them away regularly. You should too.”
Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas; author, Seven Dangers Facing Your Church

“Where can we Christians find reliable answers to our common questions about life together at church—without having to plow through long, expensive books? The Church Questions booklets meet our need with answers that are biblical, thoughtful, and practical. For pastors, this series will prove a trustworthy resource for guiding church members toward deeper wisdom and stronger unity.”
Ray Ortlund, Pastor to Pastors, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee