Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pastor Anniversary Gifts Pastor Appreciation Gifts

One of the most important things you can do in life is to give - it is better to give than receive in any case and this principle is a prime example of Christ giving his life on Calvary for our sins. This article will help you determine how you should celebrate your pastor and spiritual leaders for their teachings and insight into the spirit world. This teaching is so critical as it prepares you for the life-after this fleshly life.

First, you may attend a church that celebrates the pastor through what is called a pastor anniversary. On the contrary, you may attend a church that celebrates the pastor through a pastor appreciation. Both the anniversary and appreciation are one in the same but they have very two different meanings. defines the word anniversary as the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event. The church may have a specific date or time frame that they celebrate the pastor each year and this celebration is always annually. 

If you attend a church that celebrate the pastor through appreciation this may be slightly different. To appreciate someone it simply means: to be grateful or thankful for: to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on. Pastor appreciation may be celebrated during the month of October during Pastor Appreciation Month. But, this type of celebration may not be celebrated on an annual basis. Some churches celebrate their pastor fo an entire month while other churches celebrate their pastor by having a pastor appreciation day. May I stress this point to you now, you do not have to wait for any special or planned day. You can celebrate the man or woman of God anytime you feel lead to do so.

Pastor Anniversary & Pastor Appreciation Gifts
The question always arise what to give your pastor for his appreciation or anniversary celebration. Before deciding on a gift it is really good to know your pastors taste in things or what he really likes and may desire. In most cases people always resort to money as the only resort but I challenge you to look for a gift that you can present to your pastor or spiritual leader. A visa or master card gift card is a good choice so the pastor may go and actually shop for something. Here are a few things to consider as gifts for the pastor whether for personal giving or collectively giving from the church as a whole.

  1. A Paid Vacation
  2. Gift Card (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover
  3. Plaque, Trophy or Award
  4. Fine Dinning for Two
  5. Biblical Study Reference Books - not a bible 
  6. New Ministers Robe
  7. Flat Screen TV - for the office
  8. Update the Parsonage or Living Quarters
  9. Ipad, Laptop or Notebook
  10. New Business Cards
  11. New Car - Transportation
  12. New Suits, Ties, Cuff links, Shoes
  13. Gym Membership, Golf Membership
  14. Sporting, Concert or Event Tickets
  15. New Cell Phone and Plan
This is just a sampling of the things you can give as gifts to your spiritual leader. Another great gift you can give is your time. Ask the pastor if he/she needs help in completing some task or if you can go with him/her for the day to assist him while working in the field.  Giving a helping hand can go a long with and will be greatly appreciated.

Last, always include the spouse of the pastor. By including the spouse you can get first hand information of any likes and dislikes in his or her taste. The spouse is a great resource for information as no one knows them better than the spouse. You can generate a list on paper of questions for sizes, colors, likes, dislikes and desires. The spouse can simply fill it out the question-are and return it without the pastor even knowing. This is a great tactic that can be utilize to get the information that is need to present your pastor with a great assortment of gits that celebrate him or her. 

Celebrate your pastor anniversary or pastor appreciation with "Print Ready" Pastor Anniversary and Pastor Appreciation Programs. This is a great way to document the event and have an excellent tribute that the entire congregation can enjoy. The Pastor Anniversary Site is a great resource for programs for pastor anniversary and appreciation. They help churches each and every week celebrate their pastor and spiritual leaders. 

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