Pastor appreciation day is a way to pay tribute to pastors every day because of an atmosphere of appreciation within your church.
I will say it again: pastor appreciation reveals more about a church than it does about a pastor. I believe an atmosphere of pastor appreciation creates a positive atmosphere for church growth.
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Pastor Appreciation Day? Limit pastor appreciation to just one day? What happened to your passion for the pastor appreciation theme?
When I say pastor appreciation day, what I am suggesting is not just limiting expressions of gratitude for your pastor to one day.
What I am saying is to make pastor appreciation a daily observance. Sure, make a big deal about your pastor during Pastor Appreciation Month. But what about the rest of the year?
I am suggesting churches expand the pastor appreciation concept from a monthly event on a calendar to a daily expression of gratitude for your pastor and his or her ministry.
Let's face it. If a pastor only experiences pastor appreciation during October (traditionally set aside as Pastor Appreciation Month), you have a very discouraged pastor.
I see Pastor Appreciation Day as not just one day for paying tribute to pastors but 365 days for honoring pastors (OK, 366 days for honoring pastors in leap years).
By now you are probably on a roll as to how to make pastor appreciation day a special daily focus, a way to create an atmosphere of pastor appreciation.
There are so many pastor appreciation gift ideas you can think up on your own simply because this atmosphere of appreciation and gratitude exists.
Don't be surprised when your church experiences growth because of a positive atmosphere of pastor appreciation.
Happy Pastor Appreciation Day!