One way to honor a pastor for Pastor Appreciation Day is to create a video presentation of church photos set to music. Another idea is to schedule gifts from parishioners to the pastor for each day of October. Gifts may include gift certificates, homemade treats, shoe shines and other surprises.
An office makeover is another way to show appreciation for the pastor's hard work. All members may express their appreciation for the pastor's ministry in individual letters or with a full-page ad in a local newspaper. A personalized shirt, cap or plaque are viable tokens of appreciation. Children in the church may create laminated bookmarks or other crafts and present the gifts to the pastor themselves.