October is Rostered Ministers Appreciation Month
Is your congregation joining us for Rostered Ministers Appreciation? This is a great opportunity to show your pastor or deacon your congregation’s appreciation – all while supporting the next generation of leaders through ELCA Fund for Leaders and Youth and Young Adults.
New resources are available to help you get started, including:
- a booklet with ideas for hosting a Rostered Ministers Appreciation event;
- a poster to hang on your congregation’s bulletin board;
- a bulletin insert to let your members know about the initiative; and
- thank-you notecards to share your appreciation with your pastor or deacon.
Looking for a fun and simple way to host your appreciation fundraiser in support of ELCA Fund for Leaders or Youth and Young Adults? The ELCA’s online, peer-to-peer fundraising platform is a great way to engage your congregation in your efforts! Create your page today.
Through The Campaign for the ELCA’s Leadership priority we are heightening our efforts to accompany youth and young adults in their faith journeys and support talented, gifted students as they prepare to begin a life of ministry – the future leaders of this church. By hosting a Rostered Ministers Appreciation event, you will ensure future leaders can respond to the call to serve, just like your congregation’s leaders. Thank you for your support!
Doing God’s work in the world calls for leaders who bring a variety of training, skills, interests and life experiences to the work they do in congregations, communities and partner organizations. Whether serving as a pastor or deacon, rostered ministers carry out the work and mission of this church, sharing God’s love with the world through the good news of Jesus Christ.
This fall, show your pastor or deacon your congregation’s appreciation while supporting the next generation of leaders through the ELCA Fund for Leaders and Youth and Young Adults! Using new resources, including an online peer-to-peer fundraising tool, host a Rostered Ministers Appreciation event to thank your pastor or deacon for all they do and ensure future leaders can respond to the call to serve, just like them.
Get started by creating a peer-to-peer fundraising page today! Begin by choosing which of the Leadership priority programs you’d like to support with your fundraiser below.