Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October is Pastor Appreciation Month!!

I call our Pastor's The Three Musketeers often, but they are so AWESOME!! What great
men, our church is blessed with! Are you looking for a creative idea to show 
how you appreciate your Pastor this month? Here are some ideas.. 

I will be sharing what I did, after I deliver them :) 

Activities for Pastor Appreciation Month:

  • Write a letter to your pastor thanking him for his ministry
  • Pray for your pastor
  • Find out what your pastor’s favorite candy/snacks are and put together a care package for him
  • Take your pastor and his family a meal
  • Bake a batch of cookies for your pastor
  • Take sidewalk chalk to the church and decorate the sidewalk/parking lot with “thank you” messages for your pastor
  • Offer to babysit for your pastor and his wife
  • Raid your piggy bank and buy a gift card for your pastor to his favorite book store
  • Invite your pastor and his family over for dinner, dessert, or just to hang out (and NOT talk about church stuff)
  • Gather a group of friends from church and “shower” your pastor with cards of thanksgiving for his ministry
  • Shower your pastor with gift cards to their favorite stores and restaurants. 
  • Deliver dinner to your pastor home. Be creative! Try a themed meal, complete with fun napkins. 
  • Offer to babysit or petsit so your pastor can get away for a weekend. 
  • Rake all their leaves and plant fall flowers in their yard to reflect the joy of autumn. 
  • Find out your pastor’s favorite type of music and buy them the CD or an iTunes gift card. If you find yourself in a group and the conversation turns critical toward your pastor, purposefully say something encouraging. 
  • Offer to play their favorite sport with them. Or, if you can afford it, buy tickets for their family to attend the game. 
  • Discover your pastor’s favorite type of coffee and bring them a mug-full as a surprise. 
  • Sponsor your pastor with a night out for family bonding time.
  •  Choose one thing from each sermon your pastor preaches this month and send a note expressing how you benefited from it.
  •  If you own a vacation home, offer it up for get-away. 
  • Clean their house; Pastor’s homes collect dust, too.
  •  Bring flowers you either bought or picked. If your pastor is married, you can offer them the flowers to give to their spouse. 
  • Dedicate time to pray for your pastor each week, but let them know what you are specifically praying for.
  •  Find out your pastor’s favorite beverage (soda, tea, etc.) and stock them up. 
  • Decorate signs and hold them up during the sermon as a boost of encouragement.
  •  Mow their lawn. Or if they enjoy mowing lawns, loan them yours.
  •  Buy them groceries. 
  • Take their pets for a walk to knock off a chore on their to-do list.
  •  Wash their car-outside and inside. Spritz air freshener on the interior to replicate a new car smell. 
  • Next time your friends come over for game night, invite your pastor and spouse. 
  • If you can afford it, sponsor them to visit a missionary of their choice.
  •  Many PKs (pastor’s kids) feel a lot of pressure to conform. Write a note to each of their kids telling why they are special and what you admire about them. 
  • Take your pastor’s spouse, on a shopping trip. Stock their wallet with several gift cards or cash
  • . Give your pastor and pastor’s spouse a day at the spa. 
  • Don’t stop! While Pastor Appreciation Month concludes at the end of October, your pastor continues to work hard every month of the year. 

Resources for Pastor Appreciation Month:

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