And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)
Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)
Friday, October 9, 2009
I have noticed a bit of traffic in the blogasphere of people needing ideas for Pastor Appreciation Month. Here are a few very rough ideas to help you. And as a disclaimer, I do not post these for my church's interest or my own.
Pastor Appreciation Ideas
Pay off something he owes.
Give him a gift card to a store he enjoys.
Provide his wife with enough gift certificates to dine out every night for a week.
Bring a gift a day for all of October. It could be anywhere from a chocolate bar to a new MP3 player.
Give his family some time away.
Send him and his wife to Life Action Ministries “The Lodge”.
Have him go to the local men’s store and pick out a new suit, two ties, 3 shirts, and a pair of shoes.
Mow his lawn.
Rake his leaves
Give him a budget to redecorate his office.
If he collects something, provide a few items for displaying and additional treasures for his collection.
If he loves tools, find one unique and specialized for his hobby.
Pay for three free rounds of golf with a cart.
Get him a new gas grill.
Tickets to a sporting event.
Provide a book of letters of appreciation for what he does.
Fly in his kids for a visit.
Bring in one of his friends for a visit.
Buy him a grill pack of meat from the local butcher.
Figure out what items he would like to see done around the church building and get them completed.
Send his wife on a spa day.
Babysit the kids.
If he has little ones, supply a months worth of diapers.
Buy each of his kids a special gift to thank them for being PKs.
Provide a new desk or computer.
If they are in a parsonage, makeover a room for them.
Wash, wax, and detail his car.
Landscape his yard.
Provide a new set of lawn furniture.