It's as easy as 1-2-3 to show and share God's love with your pastor!

USMB is delighted to be a partner in the Bless Your Pastor movement to help Christians and churches everywhere show and share God’s love with their pastors and church staff. October is Pastor Appreciation month, and the Bless Your Pastor initiative is an opportunity for your church to take seriously the call to care for your pastor.

Pastors and their spouses play a vital role in serving and loving congregations across the country, and yet many feel discouraged. That's why the National Association of Evangelicals started the Bless Your Pastor campaign.

You and your congregation can show and share God's love with your pastors through the Bless Your Pastor initiative in three easy steps

  1. Share this list of 50 Creative Ways to Bless Your Pastor with your congregation. Español.
  2. Take an Appreciation Offering for your pastor.
  3. Celebrate your pastor by collecting notes, praying for them during a church service or planning an appreciation meal.

Final Step: Special Bonus! For participating churches that complete all three steps, we will email your senior pastor a special webpage with a $300 marriage retreat scholarship application to attend a "Weekend to Remember" Family Life marriage retreat. Your pastor will also be given access to free and discounted retreat and vacation opportunities. To receive this bonus, fill out this online form.

  $500 grants available to pastors

Your pastor may be eligible for a $500 grant from MB Foundation in partnership with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).

To qualify, licensed pastors serving a Mennonite Brethren church must complete the MB Foundation grant application and one of the listed online courses through NAE's Financial Health, a program designed to build biblical financial awareness and strong stewardship habits. Apply here.

Learn more by visiting or by contacting Rick Eshbaugh, Director of Financial Discipleship, at or 1-800-551-1547.


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