Clergy Appreciation


Pastor/Clergy Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation Day, celebrated annually on the second Sunday in October falls a nonofficial holiday call Pastor Appreciation Day.  Sometimes called Clergy Appreciation Day, this holiday occurs during Pastor Appreciation Month and celebrates the contribution of pastors, reverends and ministries.  This year Pastor Appreciation Day is Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Pastor Appreciation is the perfect holiday to show our pastors and ministers just how good of a job they are doing and to give them encouragement to keep up the good work.  Being a pastor or clergy member has its good days and bad.  Yet all leaders need to be recognized for the work and efforts. 

Let us shower our pastor, his family and the clergy staff with lots of love during the month of October. 

  • Pray for them
  • Write a note or send card
  • Ask – find out where you can help
  • Volunteer – to the many opportunities to lead the many ministries in the church
  • Evangelize/Outreach – Tell them how much our pastor/staff does for the congregation and community – and let them hear overhear you
  • Give them a shout out using the hashtag #ClergyAppreciationDay and/or Facebook post on your social media accounts
  • Be sure you also personally thank them for all they do to help you and your family!

Hoosier, I am encouraging you to show your appreciation to our pastor and clergy staff, blessings them for their leadership, compassion, stewardship, and faith.

"And Christ gave gifts to people—he made some to be apostles, some prophets, some to go and tell the Good News, and some to have the work of caring for and teaching God's people.  Christ gave those gifts to prepare God's holy people for the work of serving, to make the body of Christ stronger." (Ephesians 4:11-12, NCV)

Sherrie L Wilson,

Lay Leader

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