Pastor & Ministry Leaders Appreciation Month
- October 1 - 31, 2017
Have you remembered your Pastor, Ministry Leader &/or Volunteers who run the church programs, administration and look after your children in church? Do you keep them in your prayers Always?
Here are a few ways to remember them:
- Leave a handwritten “Thank You” note on his desk.
- Purchase $5 gift certificates for his kids to go to McDonald’s or other favorite restaurant.
- Get a Starbucks gift card for him—and one for his wife.
- Offer to bring over a home cooked meal.
- Give your pastor and his wife a regular date night by watching their kids.
- They desperately need some alone time.
- Arrange a weekend stay at a Bed & Breakfast for just the pastor and his wife.
- Ask, “Pastor, how can I help you personally today?”
- Pull weeds, rake leaves, mow his yard.
- Wash and wax the family car.
- Spring for an oil change and tire rotation.
- Make his family a favorite dessert.
- Buy a gift card to his favorite bookstore.
- Do a “power shopping” of the basics—pasta, cereal, soup, soap, fresh fruit—yes, even toilet paper. Don’t forget a few chocolate treats!
- If you’re handy with a paint brush, offer to spruce up a few rooms in his home as needed. If you have carpentry, roofing, or construction trade skills; give the gift of home maintenance.
- Fix that leaky faucet, tighten that toilet seat; even replace a few hard to reach overhead lights.
- Offer to visit the infirmed or sick so the pastor can have an afternoon or evening off.
- Make a picnic lunch basket stocked with all of the goodies. Have your kids hand paint or draw a homemade banner for the pastor with a favorite scripture verse.
- Present your pastor’s wife with a certificate for a manicure and pedicure.
- Slip an anonymous dinner-for-two gift card in the offering plate with your pastor’s name on it. If your pastor’s wife has a newborn, offer to take care of the baby one morning. That’ll give her time to catch up on a few errands.
- Just in time for their anniversary, provide a complimentary overnight stay at a local hotel—and be sure to include some “mad” money!
- Give the gift of a “Spic-n-Span” house. Offer to do a deep cleaning—bathrooms, closets, bedrooms, dusting—the works.
- Invest in the pastor by investing in his children. Offer to take them for haircuts followed by an ice cream treat.
- With the help of your elders or leadership team, create a special Sunday service that serves as a “tribute” to him.
- Last but not least, give your pastor and his family an extra week off of vacation. A true vacation—one with no phone calls, no visitation, no weddings, no funerals, no counseling, no sermon preparation, no conflict resolution—nothing but a chance to rest, relax, reconnect with his family while restoring his soul.