On Pastor’s Appreciation Day, church members from more than 150,000 congregations in 215 countries around the world have the opportunity to express gratitude to God and recognition to their pastors. On this Sabbath, you don’t need to prepare a special sermon in honor of the pastoral family, for the hour of worship must always be reserved for the nourishment of church members and to glorify God.
Messages based on the Bible and focused in Christ should be presented in each service. Any recognition should be done before and/or after the message.
Many church leaders ask how they can appropriately honor their pastors on this day. Here are some suggestions:
What matters most on Pastor’s Appreciation Day is the gratitude and recognition from the local congregation and other church entities. Pastors are spiritual leaders—make this day special for them!