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My-Pastor Minute, Issue #007 - Pastor Appreciation Banquet
November 06, 2007
1,500 pastors leave their churches every month in the United States because of conflict, burnout, or moral failure. Help keep your pastor from becoming part of that statistic. Use every available resource to encourage, support, and partner with your pastor. This ezine and give you a good start toward effectively ministering to your minister.


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Date: November 6, 2007

Issue Number 007

Table of Contents:

  • Pastor Appreciation Idea: Dinner Is Served
  • Gift Idea: I'd Like to Repeat...
  • Whats New at Our Very Own Bookstore - Sort Of


Pastor Appreciation Idea: Dinner Is Served

This friday night the Jr. High/Middle School Sunday School Class at our church is hosting our pastor and his family for dinner. Here's how it can work for you.

  • Arrange an evening that works for your pastor's family, you, and the kids in your class.
  • Send out an official invitation to your pastor and his entire family.
  • Select a menu and gather/purchase the necessary ingredients.
  • Have your class kids "dress up" (no blue jeans) for the dinner.
  • Decorate a room at your church with candles, cover the tables with linen table clothes, and play some nice background music.
  • Arrive early to prepare the meal.
  • Make sure each person in your class has an assigned task so that everyone gets involved.
  • Serve each meal course separately, allowing your guests time to enjoy the meal.
  • You might want to inlude a short presentation, skit, poetry reading, or word of appreciation just before dessert is served.
  • Thank your guests for coming and clean up.

This is a fairly simple way to show your pastor appreciation - and to help young people learn to show their appreciation as well.


A New Pastor Gift Idea: I'd Like to Repeat...

This is not a "new" pastor gift idea - I've recommended it before. But I'd like to repeat myself because I truly believe that this is one of the most practical and appreciated gifts a pastor can receive.

If you are looking for a gift for your pastor, please consider a gift certificate to a bookstore.

May I recommend: ChristianBook Gift Certificates


What’s New at

Our Very Own Bookstore - Sort Of

Where can you find more help with pastor burnout, pastor appreciation, and searching for a new pastor? There are hundreds of books available today on these topics. So to help you find the best of the best, I now have two pages listing my highest recommendations.
Clergy Books
Christian Discipleship Books


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think!

Thank you for your ministry to your minister.

Dan Sherman
Michigan, USA

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