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Creative Pastor Appreciation Ideas -- Expressing Appreciation
September 28, 2018

Pastor Appreciation 2018

Pastor Appreciation for 2018

Is it that time of year again?

I suppose a special time for expressing appreciation could catch some churches off guard, especially if they see this as a calendar event.

I prefer to see pastor appreciation as an attitude of the heart, so the calendar should not be the determining factor for honoring pastors.

Yet there is something to be said for setting aside a special month for helping do what we should do all through the year.

Kind of like gift giving at Christmas. Just because we have a special day that includes giving gifts does not mean we don't give gifts at other times of the year.

Make Honoring Your Pastor an Event!

I think we need to have an event to help us focus on what should happen all through the year!

Most of us intend to say "Thank You" or "I appreciate you" but somehow the busyness of life crowds out such expressions of appreciation.

Do so by planning special ways to honor your pastor. Many of the ideas that have been submitted to this site involve special activities, dinners, and parties.

Make it fun and even funny! Laughter is a gift from God to us to lift the spirit as we serve Him. Joy is one of the fruit of the Spirit spoken of in scripture:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.(Galatians 5:22-23 WEB)

Expressing Pastor Appreciation Is Good for Us!

I am not sure what the mood is around your church but I am certain making Pastor Appreciation a special event will improve the atmosphere!

Onward with Purpose,

Chaplain Paul Slater



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