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Pastor Appreciation Day is a non-official holiday that occurs during Pastor/Clergy Appreciation month, and celebrates the contributions of religious leaders in the U.S. This year Pastor Appreciation Day is October 11th.

In 1 Timothy 5:17 Paul institutes the concept of clergy appreciation when he states that the elders of the church are worthy of double honor, especially those responsible for preaching and teaching. He reiterates this idea in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, when he states that those who work hard among you should be held in the highest regard. This idea became Clergy Appreciation Month in 1992. Eventually, it came to include Pastor Appreciation Day.

You can celebrate the hard work of our pastors in a number of different, emails, prayers … and by attending/viewing worship and taking to heart their words.

Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the LORD and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. -1 Thessalonians 5:12-13