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October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Let's show our Pastors some love this month.
It's as easy as 1-2-3 to show and share God's love with your pastor!
Pastors and their spouses play a vital role in serving and loving congregations across the country, and yet many feel discouraged. That's why the National Association of Evangelicals started the Bless Your Pastor campaign.
The Bless Your Pastor campaign is 3 easy steps that will help your pastor feel appreciated by your church. This is perfect for Pastor Appreciation Month in October, and it's not too early to plan. For all participating churches, this includes a $300 Marriage Retreat Scholarship Opportunity! Your pastor will also be given access to free and discounted retreat and vacation opportunities.
Step 1 | Share the list of 50 Creative Ways to Bless Your Pastor (download here) with your congregation, so everyone can be a blessing to your pastor.
Step 2 | Take up an Appreciation Offering for your pastor. Imagine your pastor’s face when receiving an unexpected financial gift from the church body.
Step 3 | Celebrate your pastor by collecting notes, praying for them in the church service, planning an appreciation meal, and/or other ways of celebrating that your pastor would appreciate.
Final Step: Special Bonus! | For all participating churches that complete all 3 steps, we will email your senior pastor a special webpage with a $300 marriage retreat scholarship application to attend a "Weekend to Remember" Family Life marriage retreat. Your pastor will also be given access to free and discounted retreat and vacation opportunities. Fill out the form to receive this bonus.
Submitted By: Steve Ely
Director of Clergy Development
International Pentecostal Holiness Church