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Creative Pastor Appreciation Ideas -- Pastor Appreciation 2016
October 01, 2016

Pastor Appreciation 2016

An Opportunity to Demonstrate God's Grace

The month of October is Pastor Appreciation Month for many churches. The exact date is not as important as actually showing love and appreciation to your pastor or pastors if more than one.

You can never go wrong by showing love and gratitude to others and Pastor Appreciation Month is included in that statement.

Reasons to Like Pastor Appreciation Month

Here are the reasons why I like Pastor Appreciation Month:

1. Pastor Appreciation can be described by many of the qualities found in the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23 (WEB)  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control."

2. Expressing love and gratitude to your pastor creates a positive atmosphere, something needed if a church is to be healthy.

3. The grace shown by a congregation to their pastor is a reflection of God's grace and mercy to each of us. There is absolutely nothing we can do to earn God's love and mercy, God is love and He extends his mercy to us through His Son Jesus Christ.

My Pastor Appreciation Blessing

May God bless you in your efforts to honor your pastor in Pastor Appreciation Month, 2016. You will be a better church for doing so.

May those needing to see God's love in action be attracted to the love of God for them because of how you demonstrated God's grace and mercy by honoring your pastor.

Onward with purpose,

Chaplain Paul Slater

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