Ideas for Observing Clergy Appreciation
The church leadership should carefully plan for "National Minister's Day", the second Sunday of October. If this date is a challenge for your church calendar, choose another Sunday during the month of October. The various departments of the church should be involved in the coordinated effort, and everyone given an opportunity to participate in some way.
Ministers are aware of Clergy Appreciation Month since it has been publicized and is an annual event. However, there can be an element of surprise in the way the congregation chooses to show its appreciation. If you choose to honor the minister during the Sunday morning service, ask him for some time in the service for this purpose. Use ingenuity to keep the exact nature of the even a surprise to him.
- Select a committee well in advance to plan and arrange special activities for this day.
- Inform the people of the church and community about your plans to honor all the ministers, and list the special activities.
- Make a checklist to be certain all assignments will be completed by a set time. Set regular committee meetings to receive progress reports.
- Pray that your recognition of faithful ministers will bring honor to our wonderful Lord.