Pastors Need Your Appreciation!

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Pastors are some of the most hard working individuals in our communities. Fortunately, October is Pastor Appreciation Month, a time when congregations are encouraged to show appreciation for their faithful leaders. Here are some simple ways to express gratitude for the pastor in your life:

Pray for Your Pastor
Let him know your personal concern for his physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Even ask your pastor if there are prayer requests he would like you to pray for.

Become a Pastor’s Friend
Be compassionate and supportive of the pastor’s faithful ministry. You could even invite him to a family activity or community event. He’ll appreciate the invitation, even if he is unable to attend.

Write a Letter of Thanks
Handwritten notes of appreciation hold a special place in everyone’s hearts, including a pastor’s heart.  These letters can be cherished forever, and serve as words of encouragement for the pastor when needed.
Celebrate His Special Days

Whenever members of a pastor’s congregation recognize their leader’s ordination or birthday, this acknowledgement shows the pastor how much he is valued amongst his people.

Give Your Pastor Compliments

If the sermon your pastor just gave from the pulpit really inspired you, don’t be afraid to tell him after the service. Pastors like to receive reassurance that they truly are making a positive impact in people’s lives.

Offer to Help

Pastors will always accept help from members of his congregation, if you’re able to assist with various tasks.  Just be realistic with your time, whether you can only offer to volunteer once a month or once a week.

What the Bible Has to Say About Honoring Our Pastors (contributed by Dr. Gary Dull)

1) Pray for him daily – 2 Thessalonians 3:1,2

2) Encourage him regularly – Galatians 6:6

3) Honor him biblically – 1 Timothy 5:17,18

4) Approach him respectfully – 1 Timothy 5:19,20

5) Follow him faithfully – Hebrews 13:7

6) Obey him spiritually – Hebrews 13:17

7) Support him financially – 1 Corinthians 9:14

1 reply
  1. John F Delozier
    John F Delozier says:

    I serve under Pastor Dr. Gary G Dull and Pastor Dr. Elwood Pfaunmiller of Way of Truth Ministries in their Highway Ministry. These two very Godly men have been a real inspiration and example to follow that I am unable to find the words to explain what both of these men of God mean to me! I also attend Dr. Dulls church, Faith Baptist Church here in Altoona, PA. I am also looking forward to this November when Mr. Sam Roher will be the speaker for our fall Central PA Bible Conference! I also think that Mr. Sam Roher is also in from the same mold as DR. Dull and Dr. Pfaunmiller.


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