able to teach, 1 Timothy 3:2g
This attribute seems like a “no-brainer,” doesn’t it? Most in the ministry can teach, but does the passion to teach others come out? Sometimes a teacher has to be creative in teaching because certain concepts are tricky to explain. In this way, pastors need to approach the issue differently.
As you pray for your pastor and his ministry today, consider giving him a gift certificate to a book store. They need up-to-date resources and often consider it splurging when they have to dip into the family fund to buy it. Doing this also encourages your pastor, especially if he doesn’t get a lot of “warm fuzzies” from the people he ministers to.