Appreciating a pastor is a gesture to show gratitude to him for all his care and concern for the community well-being. While everyone prefers to be with the family on Sunday but a pastor spends his full day with you to give you counseling and provide all support to keep you in good spirit. Does he not deserve an appreciation?

Sometimes, you must have felt a desire to appreciate your pastor for the services to the church and for the same you can gift him poems, certificates as well as cards. So, if you are looking for certificates, here we have presented a stunning collection of pastor appreciation certificate templates which you can download as per your need or can use as an inspiration to create your very own certificate for your pastor. So, let us have a look at the certificates.

Appreciation Certificate For A Pastor

Appreciation Certificate For A Pastor

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With multitude of flowers in red and purple at the three sides along the sleek purple border, the certificate looks picture perfect as a pastor appreciation certificate. It also features a golden Holy Cross to its right side and text in a beautiful font type with a large green header.

Certificate Of Appreciation For A Pastor

Certificate Of Appreciation For A Pastor

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The certificate features a narrow green border that has small triangles lying adjacent to each other in magenta. While the rest is simple with a curve header in arc shape at the top and an image of a Holy Cross lying on a pile of Holy books, the certificate oozes a sense of sophistication.

Certificate Of Appreciation For A Pastor’s Wife

Certificate Of Appreciation For A Pastor's Wife

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The certificate is a bright one designed in a combination of red and light yellow. The text is beautifully placed inside a circular shape that comes with a brown and mustard border. The small heart shape at one corner and the Holy Cross to its left makes it all the more attractive.

Why appreciate pastor’s wives?

It is a fact that the pastors’ wives have an exceptional profession. Footing along with her husband in ministry she navigates the congregational beliefs. Only because of the support she provides at home the pastor is able to deliver his duties at the church. In fact, they have a challenging role to play in church.

They are the official staff of the church. They contribute more to the church that does not even get noticed. She deserves an appreciation because she is not visible as the pastor but does everything behind the screen. Her unconditional support helps the pastor to be successful.

Soul Shepherding has described the importance of Pastor’s wife. The pastor’s wife is expected to always sit down on the first row in church with a smile. She must receive people to her home gracefully anytime for her husband to provide them counseling or any kind of support.

Certificate Of Appreciation For Pastor Guest Speaker

Certificate Of Appreciation For Pastor Guest Speaker

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An image of a cute boy dressed as a pastor and holding a Holy cross in his one hand makes the certificate an endearing one. It also features a contrasting blue and brown border as well as a navy blue text on a pristine white surface.

Christian Certificate Of Appreciation Template

Christian Certificate Of Appreciation Template

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The certificate has beautiful graphics consisting of a Holy cross that seems to be spreading enlightenment in the form of golden rays. The rest of the certificate features text in black and a header in bright red.

How to celebrate pastor appreciation?

From simple hug to a costlier gift there are numerous ways to celebrate pastor appreciation.

Let me walk you through the 6 steps to celebrate pastor appreciation

Step 1 Pastor Appreciation certificates are the best way to appreciate a pastor. As certificates are a admired term to entreat compliment to pastors.

Step 2 Appreciation letter. If you think copying a quote or poem from the internet does not suits you then write a letter to your pastor. Thank him for all his service. Writing personally using our words gives a sense of satisfaction.

Step 3 Organise a party. When there are more children in your church you can compose a song for your pastor thanking his support. Followed by giving him and his wife a surprise party. After all, he spends his whole life for his people.

Step 4 Spreading your appreciation with kith and kin. Apart from giving a quote, letter or a party it is good if publishing your appreciation as a report with your friends and family. Something like a small award ceremony will make him proud in front of all.

Step 5 Plant a shrub. The best way to show your appreciation is to plant a shrub in the church. The tee dedicates its entire life to people in giving them oxygen, shade, shelter, and food. Likewise, the pastor has given his entire walk of life to follow the duties of Jesus Christ.

Step 6 Renovate his working environment. Yet another powerful of thanking a pastor is to renovate the church with all necessary amenities.

Free Pastor Appreciation Certificate

Free Pastor Appreciation Certificate

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The certificate has a background of golden rays that seem to be emerging from the center where the text is placed in between two images of Holy Cross designed in two distinct shades of blue. The header, however, is pear green color.

Free Pastor Appreciation Certificate 2

Free Pastor Appreciation Certificate 2

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The certificate has a background that comes with a sketch pen effect that imparts it a distinct look. It also features a Holy Cross to the left side of its text in contrasting black and has a narrow orange border.

Pastor Anniversary Appreciation Certificate

Pastor Anniversary Appreciation Certificate

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The certificate is an attractive one with an image of two Holy Crosses on a green landscape while the text is in navy blue on a white surface. The sleek green border and a header in mustard yellow completes the same.

Pastor Anniversary Appreciation Certificate 2

Pastor Anniversary Appreciation Certificate 1

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Multiple images of blue stars in a row at the two opposite sides looks interesting and the look is accentuated with an image of a Holy Cross in silver at one side of the text.

Pastor Appreciation Certificate

Pastor Appreciation Certificate

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The certificate features a gray text box in its center on a background that comprises of contrasting golden yellow and chocolate brown. The text box also has an image of a large golden cross.

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Sample

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Sample

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The certificate has a lovely design with multiple images of Holy Cross in red in varied sizes at one side of the text and a beautiful motif in various bright colors on a light background.

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Sample 2

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Sample 1

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The certificate is an appealing one with a wide border in bright orange on which there are multiple stars in blue in various sizes. The certificate also features some interesting images at its two opposite corners and a large header in bright red.

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Template

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Template

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The certificate devoid of any border is ideal if you are looking for a simple pastor appreciation certificate with elegance. It also features an image of a Christian symbol on an open book at one side.

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Template Free

Pastor Appreciation Certificate Template Free

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The certificate looks very different from others in the sense the text is placed inside a curved shape text area that has a light yellow colored border. It has text in contrasting green and black on a light gray background that also features an image of the Holy Cross.

Pastor Appreciation Certificate

Pastor Appreciation Certificates

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The certificate features an image of a person seeking the blessings of Jesus on a light yellow background that seems ethereal with rays of light and multiple stars at the bottom.

Why celebrate pastor appreciation day?

During early 1990’s people collectively decided to honor the pastor and his family. In the calendar year, “October” month is devoted as the pastor appreciation month. It is also called as Clergy Appreciation Day. 2nd Sunday in the month of October is celebrated as the pastor appreciation day.

The pastor is available at our service 24/7, maintains the church, spreads the preaching of Jesus Christ, wipes your sorrow with his prayers, forgives your sin, and preserves your confession. In short, pastor lives and dies for you. Do we require more justification to celebrate an appreciation day for him?

Pastor Appreciation Day Certificate

Pastor Appreciation Day Certificate

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The combination of brown and blue with sparkling stars look lovely. While the beautiful text aptly suits to serve your desired purpose of appreciating your pastor for his service.

Pastor Appreciation Day Certificate 2

Pastor Appreciation Day Certificates

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The certificate features two images of the Holy Cross, each at one side of the minimal text lying at the center on a white background. The certificate consists of a beautiful combination of red and yellow.

Pastor appreciation ideas for preschoolers

Teach the preschoolers at the young age to show their gratitude to Pastor. Involve them in making a small art and give them to the pastor and pastor family. Like the one shown below have their hand impression using water colors in the chart. Let them color small flower drawings. Personalized gifts from kids are the best way to recognize the pastor love for us. Innocent kids love is equal to love from God.

This way kids learn the expression of showing appreciation to the person who has dedicated the life in service to humanity.

Pastor Certificate Of Appreciation

Pastor Certificate Of Appreciation

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The certificate comes with a wide green border that has a pattern in contrasting black and a light mustard background on which an image of the Holy Cross on Bible makes it a clear winner as a pastor appreciation certificate.

Printable Pastor Appreciation Certificate

Printable Pastor Appreciation Certificate

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If you are looking for a distinctive certificate, the above with a lovely purple border consisting of delicate flowers in a bit darker shade around a white background has a bright red header and an impressive image that will surely delight your pastor.

Sample Of Certificate Of Appreciation For Pastor

Sample Of Certificate Of Appreciation For Pastor

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The pastor appreciation certificate has an illustration of a landscape on which there are three holy cross at one side from which bright rays seem to emerge that make appear the sky beautiful.

Pastor appreciation ideas for Sunday School

Activities in Sunday school lead to an immense expression of thanking the pastor.

  • Impulsive declaration of appreciation – A spontaneous, simple appreciation session can be held during the Sunday school. Print some write up about the pastor and post it on the bulletin board. Greet him with a card. Thank him with a song.
  • Change the service order – Break the routine service order and once the prayer is over instead of proceeding to the next task just walk to the pastor and thanks him with a hug in front of the congregation. Request him to talk a few words about his feelings.
  • Surprise him with his children – Make a plan with his children and give a surprise to him. Announce some good ideas for the welfare of his children. Tell that you have planned to take them to an outing of their choice. Making the pastor children happy can add a hat on his head.
  • Food Treat – The pastor is no exception in love to food. Identify the food he loves. For example, if he loves chocolates. Everyone thanks him with a hug and gives the chocolate during the Sunday school. Rest assured he will be overwhelmed by this small gesture.

Sample Of Certificate Of Appreciation For Pastor 2

Sample Of Certificate Of Appreciation For Pastor 2

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The certificate comes with an impressive message for the pastor and clear graphics consisting of golden stars in varied sizes at the bottom on a light blue background. The beauty seems to enhanced due to an image of the Holy Cross in bright red and yellow.

About Pastor

The word Pastor derived from the Latin word, pascere, meaning, and ‘feed’.  The pastor is the priest in charge of a Church.

According to the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), (1 Timothy 5:17), “The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium (of respect and remuneration; lit of double honor), especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching”

Based on the above verses let us see the ways to appreciate our pastor and his spouse.

Pastor’s job description from the Bible

Jeremiah 2:8 in the Bible is the place in which the word pastor was found first.

Life of Jesus Christ describes the job of a pastor very clearly. Psalm 23 is an ideal example for pastors. Jesus Christ the Chief Sheperd.

Pastors are people who are loyal to their spouse, caring, clear-headed, of right behavior, friendly, an instructor, not an alcoholic, not a fighter or an abuser, and not behind money. To be more specific, he is calm and regulates his own house. He is an established Christian, noble, dedicated, and has a good status in the society.

Pastor teaches about the traditional policy. He counsels and cares for the needs of the people. Also responsible for executing the rites of passage including funerals, weddings, and baptisms. Develops the programs for the church.

Pastor serves his entire life as a representative of the church to the society.

Five duties of a pastor

Jesus did 5 things and the same expected to be delivered sincerely by a pastor.

According to the ministry of Jesus, the pastor must deliver the following five duties.

  1. Build a relationship with God.
  2. Preach the revelation of Christ.
  3. Congregate the needs of people.
  4. Make disciple not through force but using the command of the Spirit.
  5. Sacrifice your life for the well-being of people.

Baptist Church

Baptist Church is an ancient church in history. Baptists are people who belong to a group of Evangelical Christian denominations. Baptism must be executed only for confessing supporters. The Baptist organization is divided into American Baptist Church and Southern Baptist Church in the US.

Duties of a pastor in the Baptist church

In the Baptist Church, the duties of a pastor are divided into 3 categories. Counselor, Administrator, Missionary.

Counselor – A pastor in the Baptist church counsels the people when they in deep trouble due to a broken relationship, money, or any kind of addictions. He is not a professional doctor but experienced in solving psychological problem of people due to loss of near and dear ones or due to health ailments. He will maintain the confidentiality of people problem.

Administrator – The pastor heads the church administration works. He takes care of the church budget. The pastor makes payment to the church workers including the secretary, music ministers, office manager, Sunday-school teachers, and custodian. The pastor makes sure that the law set by the Baptist church and bible is strictly followed by all.

Missionary – Apart from ministering local church society, the Baptist church drives mission journeys overseas. These missions are mainly to the poor countries. The Baptist church pastor will supervise such journey coordination and help the church to achieve the goal. The pastor will execute this by closely working with the church leaders abroad. The majority of these trips aim at helping the people in the poor country to build schools and churches. Pastors not only oversee this work but also travel when there is a need.

How to appreciate pastor’s wives?

There are several ways to appreciate your pastor’s wife. It could range from giving the card to any gift. Let us see some unique ways to appreciate her.

Pray for her daily during your routine prayer. Give a rose which is considered as the ‘Queen of Flowers’. She is the ‘Queen of the Church’. Tell that you pray for her and make her feel proud of her service.

Make sure not to overburden her by missing your duties in the church. When anyone is absent for a service she will be replaced by that work. Tell her that you care for her by not escaping your duties.

Visit her house and spend time with her. Help her in baking cakes. Give her feel that she is part of your family.

Think about her privacy too. Though we know a pastor is available for us 24/7. Try not to disturb her often by taking your issues to pastor every now and then. Remember she is a human being.

Give her happiness by involving her kids with your kids during playtime, study time. Take her children for an outing along with your kids. Every mother can be pleased by making her children happy.

Treat her as your own sister and just not pastor’s wife. Recognize her service by inviting her to your functions and give her the importance.

Appreciating pastor’s wife with a personal touch is the best than with any monetary gifts.

Words of appreciation for a pastor

As we know words are powerful than weapons. Appreciate your pastor with words.

Try one of the following words to give him that pride.

I love you, pastor. Please be with me for a while. We are looking for you. Your Kingdom work is awesome. Take good care of your family. Your heart is Protective, Attentive, Sacrificial, Tender, Obedient, and Reflective. You are so Plain, Affectionate, Shielding, Thoughtful, Owning, and Respectful. We wish you good health.

Different ways to say thank you to Pastor

A pastor can be thanked by just saying “Thank You”. Can use any of the words mentioned above.

Another way to say thank you is to help him in a casual act of washing his car, mowing his lawn, or doing small repair works at his home.

Invite him and his family to pray for him and his family by thanking God for giving such a nice pastor is a very touching way to say thank you.

Greet and treat him on his special dates including his birthday, wedding day, or the day he joined the church etc.

Call all people from your church and record a video interview thanking him for his generosity, service, and for allowing you to be you.

Say thanks to him by providing him a vacation, offering to take care of his child to let him spend time with his wife.

All of together thank him by playing a prank on him. He loves to have fun too.

She Pastor

Although this article has emphasized about an HE pastor. There are very nice SHE pastors as well. Husband and children of ‘She’ pastor also a similar role like a ‘He’ pastor, his wife and children.

The best thing about our collection is that you can download the certificates easily with a single click and then you can easily take a colored printout on parchment paper. You can then fill the same and can use it readily anytime to appreciate your pastor. We hope you will love our collection and will also make it point to share your opinion or views about the same in the comment section below.