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.
Across America and the world, pastors and their spouses faithfully serve and love the people in their congregations. Yet, research shows that most pastor families face significant financial challenges. The financial stress that many pastors face can be greatly alleviated when church leadership teams and families discover the many creative ways to show and share God’s love for their pastors beyond the paycheck.
That’s why the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) created the Bless Your Pastor movement, which is mobilizing Christians and churches everywhere to show and share God’s love for their pastors and church staff even as churches work toward fair compensation.
Please click on the links below to access creative ways to bless your pastor(s). We trust that these free Bless Your Pastor materials will be a wonderful help to you and your church for expressing your appreciation.
USMB National Director
50 Ways to Bless Your Pastor
Help your pastor receive a FREE $250 Amazon gift* card in 3 easy steps! 1. Choose which list of 50 Ways you’ll share (click the PDF below) 2. Collect an Appreciation Offering. 3. Complete the BlessYourPastor.org/giftcard form. It's that simple!
*Gift cards available for Lead Pastors only.
Click here to learn more about the free stewardship resources and grants for pastors.
Partnering with MB Foundation
MB Foundation and USMB, in partnership with the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the generosity of the Lilly Endowment Inc. grant, are making available two programs for Mennonite Brethren churches and pastors. These initiatives will help strengthen and improve the financial health of pastors and the generosity of their churches, and encourage congregations to bless their pastors and church staff members year-round.
Through Financial Health - Solutions for Pastors and Churches, MB Foundation is making available free stewardship resources and grants for pastors for retirement or an upcoming sabbatical, to help strengthen and improve your financial health. Grants up to $3,000 are available.
MB Foundation also provides grants of $1,000 for those taking part in Bless Your Pastor.
Visit mbfoundation.com/financialhealth for more information about the FREE online training to help improve your financial health AND the grants available for pastors.