Pastor Appreciation Plaque Wording Ideas and Quotes

You don't have to wait until pastor retires to recognize his or her life-changing work. 'Pastor appreciation' is one of those occasions that’s often overlooked, but shouldn't be. The next time you think about a sermon that moved you, a church lecture series you looked forward to, a Sunday school lesson plan that gave you a different perspective or a special prayer request observed on your behalf in a time of need, that's pastor appreciation. And that's why you should put careful consideration into a way to mark that recognition and preserve it. An engraved gift is a start, which is why it's important to deeply consider sample words of appreciation to pastor when the moment comes. If you need some help coming up with the right pastor appreciation plaque wording ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

First, think about the occasion you are actually celebrating and recognizing. Do you need sample words of encouragement for a pastor birthday celebration? Or are you in the market for a pastor appreciation quote from your Sunday school class? The source of joy can inform your inscription. Of course, just the simple decision to honor your parish leader is motivation enough, which is why we've collected sample pastor appreciation bible verses. The woman who has stood shoulder to shoulder with pastor for most of his career should also be appreciated, which is why we also offer a thank you message for Reverend and First Lady. Choose one of our pastor appreciation plaque wording ideas, or go out on your own! Just remember, it's pastor's moment to shine.

Sample Pastor & Wife Appreciation Quotes

To Your Beloved Pastor

You have served the Lord, tirelessly, faithfully
and with great compassion for His flock. In wisdom
you have instructed us and in gentleness, you have
led us. You have shared our deepest joys and stood
with us, in our darkest hours. You have held us close
to your heart, strengthening our hands, cheering
our souls and assuring our hearts.

To Your Pastor's Wife

You shine forth in our midst, a radiant reflection of
God's love, continually holding forth the Word of Truth. 
You have taught us what it means to commit
wholeheartedly, to serve zealously, and to love
sacrificially and unconditionally. In purity and
passion, you have set our hearts ablaze
with love for our Savior.

We Thank You for Your
25 Years of Faithful Service to God!

God Bless You Both
As You Give Your All!


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Sample Words of Appreciation to Pastor

Thank You

To A Devoted Associate Pastor

We thank God for a leader that is a true example
of a man who earnestly seeks to serve the Lord with
all of his heart and with a spirit of excellence.

With our sincere appreciation for your countless
hours of labor done in love for this ministry
and your faithful dedicated service to God.
You and Sister Wallace are a gift from God, 
a blessing to our congregation and we love you!

“His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good
and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over
a few things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”

Bible Verse - St. Matthew 25:21

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Sample Words of Encouragement on Pastor Birthday Celebration

of Pastoral Service & 50th Birthday

Presented to

Our Beloved Reverend

For Twenty Years of Faithful Service to God
and in Recognition of Your 50th Birthday.
Thank you for Your Dedication and Hard Works
Ensuring That the Needs of God’s Children Are Met.

With Great Appreciation & Love
From Your Church Family

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Sample Pastor Appreciation Bible Verse

Your Accomplishments!

In Honor of A Very Special Deaconess

Proverbs 31:20
“She opens her hands to the poor
and reaches out her arms to the needy."

Your Leadership And Commitment
To The Blessings Food Pantry
Is Inspiring And Motivating
To All Those Whom You Work With

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Pastor Appreciation Quote from Sunday School


A Very Special Pastor

In Appreciation of Your
45 Years of Faithful Service
in the Ministry of Our Lord


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Thank You Message for Reverend and First Lady

To Our Beloved Pastor

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the
door, I will come in to him and eat
with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:20

And he said to them,
“Go into all the world and proclaim the
gospel to the whole creation.”
Mark 16:15

Let no one despise you for your youth,
but set the believers an example in speech,
in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
I Timothy 4:12

His Master said to him,
“Well done, good and faithful servant.
You have been faithful over a little:
I will set you over much.”
Matthew 25:21

To Our Dear Pastor's Wife

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
Her husband can trust her and she will
greatly enrich his life.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Proverbs 31: 10-12, 28-29

Her Master said to her,
“Well done, good and faithful servant.
You have been faithful over a little:
I will set you over much.”
Matthew 25:21

In Loving Recognition For 50 Years of Ministry

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