American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Bless Your Pastor

What Is This All About?

Across America and the world, pastors and their spouses faithfully serve and love the people in their congregations. Yet, our research shows that most pastor families face significant financial challenges. Many have been severely impacted during the COVID-19 crisis.

The financial stress that many pastors face can be greatly alleviated when church leadership teams and families discover there are many creative ways to show and share God’s love for their pastors beyond the paycheck.

The Bless Your Pastor initiative is an opportunity for your church to take seriously the call to care for your pastor.


 

Get ready to bless YOUR pastor with a FREE $250 Amazon gift card — it’s EASY!

[ Remember: October is Pastor Appreciation Month! ]

Here are 3 easy steps that will help your pastor feel appreciated by your church,
including a $250 gift card from Bless Your Pastor!


1. CHOOSE which free 50 Creative Ways to Bless Your Pastor ideas list you’ll share with families in your church, and make sure everyone is given this great opportunity to show their love and appreciation! You can share the ideas list through your church bulletin/newsletter, email, or snail mail —you choose! Download here ---

50 Creative Ways to
Bless Your Pastor

50 Creative Ways to
Bless Your Pastor & Staff

Suggested Letter or Email
from the Church Board

 

2. COLLECT your Bless Your Pastor Appreciation Offering. A great time to collect your offering could be during Pastor Appreciation Month in October, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or for your pastor’s anniversary or birthday. Make that time extra special for your pastor!

3. COMPLETE the easy-to-fill-out gift card form at BlessYourPastor.org/giftcard and submit it. A $250 Amazon gift card will be winging its way to your senior pastor soon! How easy is that?


MYTH

“My pastor works mainly on the weekends.”

REALITY

Most pastors work 50 to 60 hours or more each week.

MYTH

“My pastor is well compensated by our church.”

REALITY

50% of pastors make less than $50,000 per year.

MYTH

“My pastor has a full benefits package.”

REALITY

60% of pastors receive no retirement, healthcare or other benefits from their churches.