Note: Please see the APPRECIATION DAY menu tab as most of these
ideas could be used for the celebration of a Pastors
Set up a task force
to take this on. Having more people involved
will increase the number of creative ideas generated.
Involve those who were on the church board
or selection committee
when they were hired. They will likely have a high level of
committment to the project and will probably have some fun
memories or annecdotes that can be used somehow.
Find someone who has desktop publishing skill and get them
to put together a photo book of memories
. Consider producing a slide
show or a DVD.
Consider interviewing your Pastor
and recording it. This may
capture some important memories (What has brought you the most
joy in ministry here? What was your most embarrassing moment?
What was the funniest moment in ministry? etc.)
Challenge various groups in your church to present a
or a poem highlighting the value of your pastor.
Announce the establishment of a
Pastors Sabbatical Fund
can access for special retreats, renewal conferences or get
Annouce the establishment of a Book account
for your pastor.
That's probably every Pastor's dream.
Hat tip to "Tracy" for passing this on. Take a look:
What do Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesus have in common? They both
said, "I'll be back!"
One day a Baptist pastor received a strange call. "Hello
Pastor, I've just moved into town and I'm wondering if
you could baptize my dog Rover." The pastor patiently
explained that it was not their churches policy to baptize
animals and that she would have to enquire elsewhere. The
disappointed lady said, "Oh well, we wanted to do this at a
Baptist church but we'll just have go down to the Lutheran
Church and enquire there. I also wanted to donate 15,000 dollars
to the Baptist church in memory of Rover. The pastor replied,
"Baptist! You didn't mention your dog was a Baptist.
That should be no problem. Let's arrange a date right
A Sunday school teacher was looking at art work produced by some
children in the class. As she came to one boy who was working
diligently she asked what he was drawing. The Boy replied,
"I'm drawing God." The teacher replied, "But
no one knows what God looks like." Without looking up the
boy replied, "They will when I'm finished."
A Sunday school teacher asked students to draw a picture of Mary
and Joseph during the flight to safety in Egypt. As you might
image one child drew a picture of a big 747 on the runway. The
teacher asked the boy to explain the picture. "Who is that
in the cockpit of the plane?" The boy replied, "Well,
that's Mary, and this person here is Joseph, and this small
person over here is Jesus." The teacher asked, "What
about this person behind the steering wheel?" The boy
replied, "Oh, that's Pontius - he's the Pilate!
A certain Sunday school teacher asked the children before sending
them back into church. "Do you know why it is important to
be quiet in church?" One student replied, "Because
there are people who are sleeping."
Two children were talking to each other after hearing the pastor
give a sermon about the devil. "What do you think of that
message about Satan and the Devil?" The other child replied,
"Remember how Santa Claus turned out. It's really just
A Sunday school teacher was telling the story about how Lot's
wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. One of the
children interrupted, "My dad once turned and looked behind
while driving and he turned into a telephone pole."
A Sunday school teacher was telling the story of Lot. "A man
named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city,
but unfortunately his wife looked back and was turned into a
pillar of salt." A student commented, "What happened to