Laurie KennedyPastor Appreciation month is recognized at the Jethro Group.

As a Leadership Coach I work with Pastors and churches. I assist with Vision Discovery, recruiting, organizational development, mentoring, writing and a lot of coaching. However, in terms of priorities or return on investment these pale in comparison to my most important role.

October is Pastor Appreciation month. This is our time to do something unique for the Ministry Staff in our church. We value each one. We care for them and we know that appreciation is the best way to ensure their emotional health and work effectiveness.

  • Teens, volunteer to wash your Pastor’s car at the church
  • Pray for your Ministry staff.
  • Call the church and offer to volunteer
  • Talk about what you learned at church with your family and friends.
  • Offer to child sit your Pastor’s kids so they can go out alone.
  • Call ahead and see what night and what kind of pizza you can have delivered.
  • Bring a home cooked meal during a busy time at the church.
  • Give your Pastor a bookstore gift card.
  • Make a card, drop it off at the church, just because you care.
  • Give generously of your time and resources.
  • Encourage your people to leave notes and cards in a basket in the foyer during Pastor Appreciation month.
  • Teens, offer to mow the Pastor’s lawn when he is on holidays.

“And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!” (1 Thessalonians 5:13 MSG)

Leadership is ensuring your servant attitude is felt by your pastoral staff.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group