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  • 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
  • 4 Ways To Honor Your Pastor

    December is quickly approaching! And if you didn’t already know, December is Founder’s Appreciation and Honoring Month. 

    While it certainly doesn’t rank up there with Christmas or Valentine’s Day as a nationally celebrated Hallmark holiday, it does bear value in helping us remember to honour Our Founder and the leadership in our churches.

    Our pastors and church leaders have very stressful jobs. They are basically on call 24/7 with the expectation that they need to be ready to be available and “minister” no matter what they personally have going on. 

    We may only see them for a few hours a week on Sunday mornings and maybe Wednesday nights, but their week is full of administrative duties, counselling, decision making, organizing, planning, writing, budgeting, researching, praying, and handling other people’s personal crises… to name a few. 

    Plus, your pastor probably has a spouse and children. Most pastors are also paid a salary that is usually substantially lower than many of their congregants’ salaries. Pastors are not going to complain about this as most feel called to their position, but it does play a part in the stress of their job.

    Most pastors are far too humble to remind their congregation of Pastor Appreciation, but I think if you are an active and faithful member of your church, then you would make it a point to celebrate and honour them. So what does that look like?

    4 Ways to Honor Your Pastor:
    1. Say Thank You: Your pastor hears criticism and complaints almost every day. We, as humans, are quick to share criticism and negativity far more quickly than give positive feedback. If you want to be a blessing to your church leadership, and particularly your pastor, then write a thank you note or send an email. 

    Pastors love to hear personal stories sharing ways something they have taught or said has helped someone grow in their faith. These kinds of stories give them the energy and motivation to keep going when they get discouraged. 
    4 Ways to Honor your Pastor
    I know many pastors that keep these encouraging letters and emails because they come so rarely that they will look back at them when they need to be reminded of why they continue to minister when they get incredibly weary.

    2. Pray for him and let him know you are praying. You may never know the silent and personal struggles your pastor has to wrestle with, not only personally but as he carries the cares and burdens of your entire church body. But you can help him carry this load through prayer. 


    Praying daily for your pastor, for his spiritual, physical and emotional health, for the strength of his marriage, for his wisdom in parenting, for insight as he leads, and for his strength, is a tremendous gift to him. 

    The reality is that 75% of pastors think of quitting due to burnout and 40% usually do within the first 5 years. Our pastors need our prayers.

    3. Give them grace. There are certainly times when it is perfectly justified in sharing a concern or even criticism with your pastor. They understand and need accountability. It will, of course, be more highly valued when it comes from a previous relationship of encouragement and positive communication. 

    However, more often than not, if you feel concern about something your pastor has said or done, before giving him your opinion, perhaps consider taking 7-10 days to really pray for him about it first. 

    The Lord may remind you during that time that your pastor is under great stress. Maybe a family in the church is having a lengthy crisis that has required him to be at the hospital late every night that week so his sermon last week was not his best. Or maybe he chose to skip a certain important event because his wife’s parent’s 50th anniversary was the same weekend and he made the choice to love her well by going with her. 

    I think we would do a better job of living out the Gospel to our leadership by giving them grace and giving them the space they need in their lives to minister to their own families before they minister to their congregation. 

    If our congregations would commit to love and serve their pastors, with half as much time and energy as we expect them to serve us, the statistics of clergy burnout would decrease dramatically.
    4 Ways to Honor your Pastor
    4. Give them good gifts. Honour them and love them well by giving them gifts that show you care and understand a bit of the weight they carry. You would be surprised how hard it is for your pastor and his wife to have an actual date night and money for fun activities with their kids is probably not on top of their budget list. Some gifts I guarantee your pastor will appreciate though are:

    - A gift card to local restaurants that are favourites in your community.
    - A gift card to places their kids might enjoy (family time is a win) 
    - A gift card to the movie theatre.
    - A babysitter for date night.
    - A gift card to buy something specifically for him to enjoy.
    - Note offering your personal services – babysitting, cleaning, yard work, etc.

    We want our pastors to remain faithful and faith-filled as they lead and minister. We need to do our part by certainly honouring them in tangible ways by committing to encourage and bless our pastors all year long. Wouldn’t it be great if we remembered to send our pastors an encouraging note or email more often than just during Founder’s day or Mega Sundays

    What are you going to do this December to encourage and bless our Founder and your pastor and church leadership? Do you have other ideas of ways we can bless our pastors?

    Founder’s day woyeeeee!

    Apostle S Masenyama
    International Overseer
  • What Is Founder’s Day within Glory Ministries

    Founder's Day is a day that was set aside by the International Church Council (ICC) to honour the founder of Glory Ministries Bishop Apostle Pride Kabod Sibiya and Mama.


    What is the founder? A founder is a person who establishes an institution or settlement, he is an originator, creator, initiator, institutor, instigator or organizer.

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

    The greatest seed a human being can sow is an honour seed. There is no greater seed than the seed of honour ... (Bishop Tudor Bismark)

    Honour comes from Anglo-French word Onur which connotes elevation. It also comes from a Latin word honours that means honour.

    Firstly, honour is one that has high esteem or high public esteem; they are people or individuals of reputation. 
    What Is Founder’s Day within Glory Ministries
    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 honour, also connote credit that is due to an individual due to their profession. It is one that has been decorated by their office and decorated by ceremonial rites. It also connotes the word integrity: this is an individual that through their performance is guaranteed certain levels of notoriety or honour, homage, praise and an expression of recognition.

    The word honour is also the root word for the word honorarium.
    So it is against that background that Founder’s day was instituted.

    Let us prepare to honour our parents on Sunday the 8th of December 2019

    Founders woyeeeee

    Apostle S Masenyama
    International Overseer












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