Pastoral Tips. Stay put in a crisis. Be an encourager. Be optimistic. See the best in people. Read the right kind of authors. Sermons grow. Meet the needs of God’s people. Lead, don’t drive the people. Guard your appearance-shave daily, shoes shined, clothes pressed. Pay bills on time. Be prompt. Be thoughtful of others. Win souls regularly. Carry 3×5 cards. Commit Scripture to memory. Be a gentleman. Place the law of kindness upon your lips. Stay with the old hymns. High standards. Never grumble. Preach-don’t perform.