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  • Check These 17 Ways To Honor Your Pastor!

    Anyone that has ever had a job working with the public would know that dealing with people and personalities is one of the hardest jobs in the world. 

    There’s no difference when you’re a pastor. Most pastors are overworked and underpaid. Most pastors of small churches of less than two hundred people, give back more to their church (in time, talent and treasure) than the church is able to give to them.

    This Founder’s day let’s appreciate the man and woman of God and their family. What you fail to appreciate will soon exit your life. If we really love our Founder as the man of God that’s been set over us, then let’s do everything that we can to help them carry the weight of the vision and always be a blessing to them. Let’s make this founder’s day special.

    Here are some ways that we can be a blessing to our founder and our pastors:


    1. Make time to say thank you! Today many come to service late and rush to get out the door because our lives are always set on GO! Make it a point to stay after service and speak to your pastor and tell them how much you enjoyed the Word. Don’t take up all of their time, but at least take a moment and let them know you are receiving and growing in God through their teaching. Just that little wave, handshake or smile is encouragement enough and let the pastor know you are getting it and you are for them.

    2. Make it a point to randomly mail your pastor a card or letter two or three times a year. Did you know, most of all the feedback that pastors receive is negative? Too many take time to let the pastor “have it” when it comes to services and sermons, but few take the time to write the pastor and let him/her know just how much they are being a blessing and encouragement. Send it to the church and to their attention. That letter or card once or twice a year could be the very thing that keeps your man or woman of God going strong!

    3. Have you ever needed the pastor for something?
    A funeral, a wedding, a hospital visit or maybe counselling? Never let the pastor do a service for you or your family and not give back to them. Be sure to give them a thank you card with a gift in it. Most pastors would never expect anything from you for doing what they are called and gifted to do, but we should never just expect them to do it and not be compensated.

    4. Never ever overlook the pastor’s spouse. When celebrating the pastor, you can’t fail to celebrate their spouse as well. Most pastors’ spouses are just as involved, or maybe more involved, as the pastor. You can’t love the pastor and not love their spouse! They are a team. Even if the spouse is never seen or heard, don’t take them for granted. They feel every pain, insult and rejection that the pastor feels. It would be a good thing to set a day aside just to celebrate them. Take up an offering for them, send them a gift certificate for a day of shopping and pampering. If you bless the pastor’s spouse you are blessing the pastor even more.


    5. Never forget your pastor’s children. Pastor’s kids are always under such underserved scrutiny. Someone once said how bad the pastor’s kids are. My response to that is, they have to play with your children. LOL. Do something for them that will show your appreciation. Many PKs are in the “family business” by force at times. Let them know that you love them and appreciate all they do to make the church the great church it is.

    6. When’s the last time your pastor took a vacation? The church should think about getting a vacation package for the pastor or a membership to a vacation club. Maybe you or someone in the church has an extra week in a vacation club… why not donate it to the pastor. Getting away for a few days or a few weeks to recharge and relax will do wonders for your pastor.

    7: PRAY! Pray for your man or woman of God. Take time to lift them up in prayer every day. Pray that the Lord strengthen them, provide for them and send in the help needed for the vision. When you pray for others, God will answer your own prayers faster! God turned Job’s captivity when he prayed for his friends.
    8. This one may seem small, but this is one of the biggest ways to bless and encourage your man or woman of God. GO TO CHURCH and BE ON TIME! It seems in our generation that people are not as committed to Church Life as they use to be. Having you in service worshipping and serving helps the pastor feel what they are doing is not in vain. Do your best to be there every time the door is open. And if you know the pastor is out of town, for God’s sake, don’t miss that service. Pastors need you, even more, when they aren’t there. This one is not just for your pastor… you need it too, but that’s a post for another time.

    9. Be a giver! It’s factual that 20% of the people (or less) carry 80% of the financial load in a ministry. Be a tither and a giver. The benefits of the Lord’s tithe and giving of offerings are much bigger than encouraging the pastor, but nothing says, “I’m for you sir and I’m for the VISION”, like being a consistent giver.

    10: Don’t forget Christmas! Let’s do something for our pastors at Christmas.

    11. Being a blessing to your pastor isn’t always about money. When you are blessed by the pastor and the vision, don’t forget to share that excitement with other people. Your neighbours, your friends, your community and on social media… be sure to invite and bring people to church with you. Don’t be ashamed of your pastor and your church. If you love where the Lord planted you and whom he planted you under, then help the church grow and do the work of the ministry! Make it a point this next year to bring in at least one new family or two new people to your church. If everyone would do this, our churches would explode!

    12: Never forget the pastor’s birthday! Or their spouse’s birthday! Be sure to mark this date down on the church calendar and have everyone help celebrate the pastor! Make a BIG DEAL about it!

    13: Say AMEN! I know some church cultures are not into “helping the preacher preach”, but you can be a huge blessing by letting your voice be heard! I’ve seen people sleep, talk, eat snacks, cut their nails and balance chequebooks while preaching. Don’t be a knot on a log… engage with the message. Take notes, wave your hand, stand up when you feel a witness, and don’t forget to say Yes and Amen!

    14: NEVER PARTICIPATE WITH GOSSIP! Let’s face it, it’s enviable; people who get offended are not happy leaving a church without talking about and running down the pastor. Anything could have offended them, and it’s always going to be the pastor’s fault. Those kind of people don’t leave quiet… they always run their mouth. Don’t listen to it. And don’t fall for the lie that they just want you to pray about it. 

    This may seem harsh, but it’s worth saying… If they talked about the pastor but won’t talk to the pastor, then you shouldn’t be fellowshipping their unfruitful works of darkness.

    15. Ezekiel 44:30 ...give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. SOW A SEED! When a pastor is preaching or afterwards he or she finishes, take the time to sow a seed into their life! Honour is MONEY! Money releases the blessing. Who knows, your seed sown in honour may just release a culture of harvest in your life that you couldn’t get otherwise. Some of my greatest blessings came because I personally placed a seed of honour in the hands of the man of God!

    16. Is your pastor on social media? Take the time to read their post and click “like” and “share”. Seeing the members of your church enjoying what you’re saying, as a pastor, is very encouraging.

    17: Never forget who your pastor is. Pastors are not just some political figure or family friend. The Lord said I will send you pastors after my own heart, Jeremiah 3:15. 

    Your pastor is a MAN/WOMAN of GOD sent by God to you and your family. Your pastor is a grace gift given by the Ascended Christ, Ephesians 4:10-12. Always honor and respect your pastor. Never treat them like a buddy. They are God’s mouthpiece for your church and your community. My last way of being a blessing to your pastor is, honor them as The Gift of God they are. II Chronicles 20:20 Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. Honor is more than words. Put your time, your talent and your treasure where your mouth is! 

    Be a blessing to your prophet and you will live in the blessing yourself!

    Founder’s Day woyeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Apostle S Masenyama
  • Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

    Paul told the Thessalonians, “Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, and are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13).

    Glory Ministries I am appealing to you, to honour our Founder Bishop Apostle Sibiya who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your Christian walk. Come on the 8th of December lets prepare to overwhelm them with appreciation and love! I urge each and every one of you to do your part.

    Many of us have seen spiritual pain, hurt and wounds. Our Father and Mama are often caught in the middle of “hand-to-hand” combat. They are unable to leave the field of battle, for it follows them everywhere. Families have broken up over doctrines. Friendships have ended because of grace. There have been ugly scenes of hostility and animosity, with emotions fractured and nerves frayed. Walking in the warfare have been our father and mama and their team of clergy, attempting to comfort, soothe, encourage, uplift and direct.

    Here are a couple of scriptures that talk about why honoring the servants of God in our lives:
    Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

    1 Timothy 5:17 ESV Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching. 

    Hebrews 13:17 ESV  Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.  

    Galatians 6:6 ESV One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

    1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labour among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

    1 Corinthians 9:14 ESV In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

    Philippians 1:3-5 ESV I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

    Ezekiel 44:30 ESV  And the first of all the firstfruits of all kinds, and every offering of all kinds from all your offerings shall belong to the priests. You shall also give to the priests the first of your dough, that a blessing may rest on your house.

    1 Timothy 5:17-18 ESV Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The labourer deserves his wages.”

    Philippians 4:10-19 ESV I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. ...

    Philippians 4:18 ESV  I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

    1 Corinthians 9:1-27 ESV  Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to eat and drink? Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? ...

    1 Corinthians 9:9-11 ESV  For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

    It is fitting that we honor Christian soldiers like our Founder Bishop P Sibiya who displayed courage under fire. A big Thank you Daddy for you has stood the test of time and you have endured criticism because of the cross of Christ. We salute the bravery, humility, love and dedication for the ministry. Maglory lets gear up for this great day . Prepare your money, cows, goats, sheep, road runners, cars, houses and all kinds of gifts. Do not let this golden opportunity pass you by. Sow on this fertile ground

    Together we can do it

    Founder’s woyeee

    Apostle S Masenyama
    Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

    Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

    Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

    Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

    Founders Day: Read These Scriptures About Honoring Servants Of God!

  • Our Pastor Matters

    Pastors are under tremendous pressure. As a result, the burnout of our leadership is a major crisis facing the church today. 

    Our Pastor Matters
    We expect pastors to be biblical scholars, powerful preachers, sensitive counselors, capable managers, effective administrators, successful fundraisers and much more. Pastors work long hours to meet all the demands placed upon them and yet many feel inadequate and unappreciated.

    • 75% of pastors fight depression
    • 90% feel they are inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands
    • 33% state that being in the ministry is an outright hazard to their family
    • 80% of seminary and Bible school graduates leave the ministry within 5 years
    • 1,400 ministers leave the ministry every Month

    Pray: Pray daily for your pastor and family! Pray for the Lord’s protection over your pastor, their ministry and their family. Form a prayer group that prays regularly for your pastor and church. Arrive at church early enough to pray for the services, leaders, and Lord’s blessing. Pray for insights in how to be most effective in caring for your pastor and family.
    Our Pastor Matters

    Care for Your Pastor: Pay your pastor as well as you possibly can! Overwhelm them with generosity! Be sure your pastor has at least one day off a week - then make sure it is taken! Provide adequate paid vacation. Encourage your pastor in continuing education and spiritual enrichment, providing both time and finances. Make sure conferences and seminars for your pastor and spouse are not considered vacation time.

    Care for your pastor’s health. Do all you can to provide adequate health insurance. As a church, make annual physicals mandatory. If possible, a membership to a health club is a wise investment for your pastor and staff. Take your pastor fishing, golfing, sailing, etc., not to talk about church, but to play!
    Never say negative things about your pastor or church in front of family or others. Talk directly to your pastor when you have concerns. A gift card to a restaurant or grocery store is deeply appreciated. Help keep your pastor’s technology relatively current and working well. Write a note telling your pastor something you learned from a recent sermon. Show appreciation to your pastor whenever possible. Remember, pastors consider themselves to be caregivers. It may be hard for your pastor to receive care so be relentless! Ask, ask and ask again - “Pastor, how can I help you?”

    Care for Your Pastor’s Family: Protect the privacy of your pastor and family and their time together.

    Allow your pastor’s spouse to be themself. It has been said that the hardest role in the church is that of the pastor’s spouse. Evaluate the expectations placed on them, including your own. As with the pastor, do not compare your pastor’s spouse with a former pastor’s spouse. It is not right, nor fair.

    Ministry is hard on marriages.
    Our Pastor Matters
    Encourage your pastor and spouse to find and attend events that enrich marriage, then make finances available. Plan a surprise gift for your pastor and spouse -several days at a B&B will always be welcome! If there are young children, offer to watch them, giving your pastor and spouse time away.

    Allow your pastor’s children to be themselves. Love them for who they are. Remember your pastor’s children are children - like yours, they are not perfect .Support and encourage your pastor’s children by finding out what they’re interested in and talking to them about those interests.

    Remember the birthdays and wedding anniversary of your pastor and family.

    Be aware of any special needs of your pastor’s family. Drop a note to your pastor’s family to express appreciation and brighten their day. Be diligent but sensitive in offering care to your pastor’s spouse and family

    Maglory Founder’s day is drawing nearer. As we prepare for the big day on the 8th of December lets also consider doing the above for our Bishop and mama. Let’s bring our contributions; it’s us who will make this day great. We are the mark of his apostleship, let’s show them love by giving into their lives

    Founder’s day woyeeeeeeee

    Apostle S Masenyama
  • Ways to Honour Pastors

    Scripture is clear about the importance of showing honour to our pastors. Unfortunately, most people seem not to value this. 

    Glory Ministries as we are preparing for founder’s day I want to show you some of the ways that we can exhibit honour to our father and our pastors.

    1. WE HONOR OUR PASTORS BY SUPPORTING THEM: The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says: Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain, and, the worker is worthy of his wages (1 Timothy 5:17-18).

    “Ample honorarium” (aka: double honour) is a term that Paul only used here and reserved it for those who served the church as pastors/elders/overseers.

    God’s people should pay their pastors generously, the church must see to it that pastors are well looked after. Of course, it’s not God’s plan for pastors to fleece their sheep or for churches to neglect their pastors.

    All pastors are to be honoured, but two kinds of pastors are worthy of “double honour” (v.17):
    “The elders who are good leaders.”
    “Those who work hard at preaching and teaching.”

    Pastors aren’t more important than the other members of God’s household; however, they are the human leaders of it. The pastor’s job is to take care of his church, and it’s the church’s job to take care of their pastors.
    Ways to Honour Pastors

    Those who proclaim the gospel should make their living by the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:14).

    The one who is taught the message must share all his good things with the teacher (Galatians 6:6).

    2. WE HONOR OUR PASTORS BY DEFENDING THEM: A non-negotiable qualification for an elder is that he must have a good reputation with outsiders (1 Timothy 3:7). Apparently, several church leaders attacked the apostle Paul’s reputation, and my stomach turns when I read his final written words:

    Alexander the coppersmith did great harm to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works. Watch out for him yourself because he strongly opposed our words. At my first defence, no one stood by me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the proclamation might be fully made through me and all the Gentiles might hear (2 Timothy 4:14–17).

    It’s the church member’s job to not only provide for his or her pastors but to also protect them from the Alexanders in the church and community. Joseph, Moses, David, Jeremiah, and Nehemiah were also criticized publicly. It’s not enough to defend our pastors privately. It’s each of our job to make sure our pastors aren’t treated like a floor-mat or punching bag. Join me in defending our pastors against accusers—whether human or demonic.
    Ways to Honour Pastors

    3. WE HONOR OUR PASTORS BY RECOGNIZING THEM: Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labour among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you (1 Thessalonians 5:12).
    I’ve told pastors for years that if you do the best you can, the church will do the best they can to take care of you. Honestly, that has been the case most, but not all of the time. Sometimes the pastors didn’t do the best they could, while the church did. Other times, the pastors did the best they could and the church didn’t step up. Why is that? Because we’re a family—and families make mistakes.

    It seems to take less effort to point out someone’s weaknesses than their strengths. Join me in recognizing our spiritual leaders in a public way.

    4. WE HONOUR OUR PASTORS BY LOVING THEM: His job is to “keep watch over you” (Hebrews 13:17), but sometimes he needs you to watch over him as well. Whether they’re leading successfully or failing miserably, in season and out of season, they all need the respect and love of their church families.

    Regard them very highly in love because of their work (1 Thessalonians 5:13).

    Make sure your pastor knows that he’s a beloved member of your church family, and not just an employee who will eventually go somewhere else. Join me in pouring into our Founder and Bishop who’ve so generously poured into us.

    It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart, and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel. For God is my witness, how deeply I miss all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:7–8).

    I trust that we are all preparing for this big day where we show our love to our Bishop by honoring him even with our gifts

    Founder’s Day woyeee
    Apostle S Masenyama
    Ways to Honour Pastors
    Ways to Honour Pastors
  • Check These Great Ways To Appreciate Your Pastor!

    Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Romans 13:7

    Honour comes from Anglo French word Onur which connotes elevation. It also comes from a latin word honos that means honor. Firstly, honor is one that has high esteem or high public esteem; they are people or individuals of reputation. Secondly these are individuals that have notoriety or recognition.

    Thirdly these are individuals that have certain privileges conferred upon them because of their anointing, their gifting, and their ranks.

    The word honor is also the root word for the word honorarium.

    As we prepare for founder’s Day I want you to know that in as much we cannot talk of honor without an honorarium there are also many ways to show honor apart from money. It may include the following.

    Pray for them: “I urge you, brothers and sisters…to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.” – Romans 15:30

    The greatest form of support you can give your pastor is prayer. Even Paul urged the church to pray for him so that he could continue to be an effective leader.

    Here are some areas where you can cover your pastor in prayer:

    - Provision for every need.
    - Strong family relationships.
    - Quality rest and good health.
    - Wisdom and discernment in ministry.

    Write notes of encouragement: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4 Just as a farmer must wait patiently for their crops to bear fruit, pastors wait weeks, months, even years to see their members grow.


    Don’t make your pastors guess whether their ministry has made a difference. Share how they have impacted your life by writing them an encouraging note! Thank them for times when they have ministered to you after “office hours”. Share specific instances where they have helped you become more like Jesus. Affirm that their work matters!

    Serve alongside them: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 The task of running a church doesn’t fall on the pastors alone. We all have skills, talents and gifts that can be used to build up the body of Christ.

    From serving to being a lay leader, partner with your pastors to create vibrancy and unity in services, prayer meetings, and cells groups. If you see a problem, don’t complain about it—be part of the solution!

    Imitate their faith: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” – Hebrews 13:7 Pastors are very much human and are equally imperfect beings like any of us. Their struggles are real and we can allow their lives to inspire us in following Jesus and living out a life that obeys and honors the Lord’s commands.
    Learn from their example. Imitate them as they imitate Christ.

    Obey them: “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” – Hebrews 13:17  While it’s great to be able to agree on everything, that doesn’t quite happen in reality. People are bound to have differing views and opinions. Recognize that leadership is appointed by God. Choose to respond in a manner that honors God and the leadership.

    It’s important to talk about differences, clarify misunderstandings and hear their heart for you. Ultimately trust that your pastor desires God’s best for you and choose to align to God’s purpose for the church to remain united.

    Love their families “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another… Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” – Colossians 3:12-13

    Honor your pastors by loving the ones closest to them. Every family has its own struggles, including your pastor’s family. Don’t expect them to be any better than your own. Eliminate unrealistic expectations and regularly extend grace to your pastor’s spouse and children.

    Speak well of the church: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 15:5-6

    As a minister, there’s nothing more disheartening than hearing members speak ill of the church. Remember that the body of Christ is made up of imperfect people. Extend the type of grace you would want extended to you.

    Instead of complaining and criticizing, comparing and critiquing, speak well of the bride of Christ. Lift up her strengths, live out her values, and embrace her God-given vision.

    Founder’s Day woyeeee

    Apostle S Masenyama
  • The Power of Honoring Your Pastor

    A pastor never gets to say “It’s after office hours, I’m off work.” There is no punching out at 5.30pm. More often than not, pastors have to miss countless family outings or have them interrupted to minister to hurting people. 

    They play multiple roles—from mediator to organizer or cheerleader to teacher, they juggle many roles and responsibilities when caring for the congregation.

    A pastor is often seen as strong, never tired, with an endless amount of passion, never discouraged, and ever-ready to pray and minister. Yet, they do have struggles you know not of, and fears that are never publicly displayed—only reserved for pouring out unto the Lord.

    The call of a pastor extends beyond the individual; it also involves their families. Many times, a pastor’s family is deprived of their father, mother, son or daughter. Weekend family gatherings are almost impossible for pastors. For many pastors, turning up for these gatherings after an exhausting weekend is hardly being present at all. Family holidays are just as difficult to arrange. Church camps take place during the school holidays. Special church events are held on public holidays. What about Christmas? You get the idea.

    Spouses become part of the waiting ministry as 10-minute conversations extend into hour-long counselling sessions. Children face intense scrutiny as their lives are measured against the yardstick of godliness. The pressure to be perfect is compounded by expectations from the congregation.

    The sacrifices made when individuals answer the call to serve the Lord and His people in the ministry are not to get a pat on their backs. It is driven by a call higher than themselves. Their life motto is to serve. Their end goal? To glorify God. Their reward is received in the form of transformed lives, and souls saved for eternity. Giving of themselves to their congregation or their ministry helps equip and grow the church in loving God and doing His will. Their times of prayer in solitude provides a spiritual covering for the church. Their deep study of the Word provides spiritual food for a strong church. Their leadership gives direction so their congregation is not scattered. For the sake of the call, pastors do much for their sheep at great expense of their own lives and their families.
    The Power of Honoring Your Pastor

    As Glory Ministries, we instituted Founder’s day to honour and appreciate the founder and Bishop of Glory Ministries Apostle Pride Sibiya. More so we introduced Mega Sundays to appreciate our pastors. Some might wonder if it’s necessary. After all, pastors are just doing their job! They knew what they were getting into!

    It’s important to understand that the concept of honouring our pastors is biblical. In 1 Thessalonians 5:12, Paul commands us to “acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.” Moreover, they are to be held “in the highest regard” (5:13) and are worthy of “double honour” (1 Timothy 5:17).
    Honouring and appreciating our pastors doesn’t just benefit them, it is also for those who receive their ministry. In fact, we are being thankful to the Lord for our pastors and it’s of great benefits

    Firstly, being thankful protects us from taking our pastors for granted.
    I will not be the leader I am today if not for my pastor who believed in me and saw past all my shortcomings. When we reflect upon the goodness we have received from our pastors, we learn to appreciate that our growth in the Lord is not in our strength or ability but by the Lord’s provision of men and women to teach and disciple us.

    Secondly, being thankful prevents a complaining spirit from spreading.

    “The new worship pastor is too loud”, “The preaching was sort of lacklustre today”, “The Word is not deep enough”, “The church is getting too big” etc. Complainers think grumbling is a form of discernment. It is not—in fact, it is toxic and it can spread. Ephesians 5:4 (ESV) “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Give thanks and allow the Lord to change your focus, and renew your mind and heart.

    Thirdly, being thankful pleases God and releases His blessings.
    The Power of Honoring Your Pastor

    When we obey God’s command to us to honour our pastors and leaders, divine alignment happens and opens up the door for continued blessings in our lives.

    I look forward to seeing how our hearts of thanksgiving will change the atmosphere in our hearts and in our churches as we celebrate our Bishop. Founder’s day is on the 8th of December. We will be honouring our Bishop in cash and kind. In terms of cash, we are targeting that every adult contributes 10usd, Sunday school 2usd and the youths have a project to buy a car. Don’t let this opportunity of attracting blessings pass you by.

    Together we can do it

    Founder’s Day woyeeee

    International Overseer
    Apostle S Masenyama












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