Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Programs for Pastor Anniversary

Programs for Pastor Anniversary


pastor anniversary program template

Celebrating your pastor and wife with an annual pastor's anniversary celebration is by far the type of encouragement that the pastor truly needs. Many people think that being a pastor is a glamorous job or profession but anyone who really knows the life of a leader will say otherwise. There are many things that you should consider when planning an anniversary for the man of God. There is one topic I'd like to discuss in this article that will help make your event a total success - the anniversary programs.



Over the years I've had the opportunity to design many publications for Churches, Ministries and Organizations. This is where I learned how important it is to have quality programs for your events. The program can communicate and inform in many ways offering valuable information to the congregation. The programs for the pastor anniversary should not be overlooked or minimized in any way. The print medium has many features that can be utilized in communicating any important information. This information includes but is not limited to the date, time, place, directions, special announcements, instructions, request, acknowledgments and provisions.


Pastor anniversary program templates can make your life a little easier, from the design aspect, as all the work is already done for you. This takes the learning curve out of the equation and allow you to simply edit a professionally designed program that will not only look good but allow you to complete this task without breaking the bank. Pastor anniversary programs are relatively inexpensive and are available in formats that you are already familiar with. No design experience is necessary but you get a professionally designed publication that the congregation will be proud to have.


The pastor anniversary program can be coordinated to match the colors of the ministry or selected by knowing your pastors favorite colors. A good anniversary template will allow you to add a photograph of your pastor as well as memorable moments in the ministry. You should have the ability to edit all the text on the program as well as change the color of the text. Pastor anniversary programs should also be easy to edit, personalize and or customize by anyone familiar with  desktop publishing. 

There are many ways to utilize the program, here is a list of things that you can include in the program for your pastor:


  1. Have a Thank You Poem written in honor of your pastor, thanking him or her for their spiritual leadership.
  2. Include photos for a photo collage marking memorable times in the ministry for your pastor.
  3. Have the pastors biography professionally written by a hired writer. A professional writer can embellish the biography through research and articulate the words that needs to be present in the pastors bio.
  4. Create a members page where the congregation at large can express their sentiments through little write ups that can be included in the program.
  5. Highlight the pastor's family and wife with a family page. This page can be dedicated for the family only. You can add pictures, write-ups, poems and anything of sentimental value.
  6. Advertisements: to help raise money for printing you can sell ad space to local businesses in the area. You can also sell advertising space to members in the church that have small businesses.
  7. Have your pastors photo taken professionally by a photographer. Every pastor needs a professional picture of themselves taken in their official ministerial garments. Having a professional photograph of your pastor on the front cover adds a real touch of class in the quality of the final document.
  8. Church Letter: have a letter written by the church secretary on behalf of the congregation expressing the sincere thanks for all the spiritual teaching and leadership.
  9. Well Wishes: contact your pastors fellow pastors to write a congratulatory message to your pastor. Have a minimum of ten fellow pastor write a well wish to be include in the program. Just a short paragraph congratulating him/her for another year in ministry.
  10. Pastoral Theme: researching a pastoral theme for the program is a great way to suggest an overall theme for the program. With just a little research you can come with a theme just right for the occasion. Highlight the theme on the front cover of the program where everyone can tap into the underlining meaning.

A great resource for pastor anniversary programs is the Pastor Anniversary Site. There you can find print ready anniversary programs in various colors and designs. Many churches have already used their services for completing their pastors official program.

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