Pastor Appreciation Month – October – We should help show our appreciate to our pastors, not only this month dedicated to them, but all the time. These men of God put other things aside for our needs to help give us the Word of God.
Pastor Appreciation Month is in October
This is also known as Pastors Appreciation Month or Clergys Appreciation Day.
Pastor Bob Neal
I would love to special thanks to all the past pastors in my life and to my current pastor, Bob Neal at Piedmont Baptist Church in Dandridge, TN. God truly uses this man and I always feel the power of the Holy Spirit with his sermons. I know that I can go to Pastor Bob about anything. He has been the longest serving pastor at Piedmont too.
Pastor Justin Breeden
In addition, I would love to also give a special appreciation to Justin Breeden, who is a licensed minister. Justin ministers to various ministries for our church and right now is a fill in pastor at area churches. I enjoy it when I can hear him preach and teach too. He is a very knowledgeable man and you can learn a lot from him. Justin will make you think and research for yourself.
Plus all other pastors who are out there that are working for the Lord! Thank you all!
Pastor Appreciation Day
The second Sunday of October, Pastor Appreciation Day, however, other churches may celebrate the day on a different day. Sometimes known as Clergy Appreciation Day. This day was started in 1992 by Hallmark Cards. Some people call it Pastors Appreciation Day.
This year, 2017, it is Sunday, October 8, 2017. The next three occurrences will happen on October 14, 2018; October 13, 2019 and October 11, 2020.
We shouldn’t just set one month or one day aside for Pastor Appreciation, but we should appreciate our pastor on a daily basis. God appointed these men as overseers of His church to help lead His people, you as a body of the church.
Who is your pastor and where do you attend?
I would love for you to leave a comment. In your comment, include who your pastor is and where you attend and give your pastor some appreciation by commenting below.
Heather of SimplySpokn did a similar blog post, How to Make your Pastor Feel Unappreciated
Which makes some good points. Points that we as a member of the body of a church seem to always do. We always seem to do those, and we don’t realize doing them, makes our pastor feel unappreciated.
First Published October 21, 2012. Last updated or republished October 1, 2018.
My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. I listen to nothing but Christian Music. I work as a graphic designer.