Show Some Love to Your Pastor

Each year, the month of October is designated in the Christian community as Pastor and Minister Appreciation month. What a special time this has been for me personally as churches took time to encourage and bless me with notes/cards, spoken words, gifts and prayers.

In a day and time when the Pastor and ministry staff can use encouragement I trust that you will use this opportunity to generously bless your staff. The past 16-18 months have been difficult for churches and their staff. Any expression of gratitude through words of encouragement and/or a monetary gift will go a long, long way this year.

To give you and your church a head start and for your preparation for that recognition I wanted to share with you some ideas and resources that will help you show appreciation to your Pastor.

A Few Ways to Bless your Pastoral and Ministry Staff

  • Set aside a brief time in the October worship service(s) to pray publicly for them.
  • Organize a daily prayer partner(s) to pray for them every day in October.
  • Bless them with a special love gift from the congregation.
  • Present them with some time away with all expenses paid by the church.
  • Write notes/cards to express your appreciation and honor for their ministry.
  • Present them with a basket of gift cards to local restaurants.
  • Make a tangible special gift: mow the yard, clean the house, wash the car.

Additionally, download the resources below created specifically to bless our pastors through social media posts during the month of October. A sample of the images, as well as links for download are below.

Pastor Appreciation Sample Posts
Ray Swift
Ray Swift
Ray serves as the Pastoral Leadership director for Louisiana Baptists, and loves to help pastors and churches succeed in their ministries.

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