Dear Lay Leader,

Thank you for caring so well for your pastor(s). Studies have shown that one of the most significant factors for clergy well-being is the support pastors feel from their congregations. A partnership between you and your pastor(s) is highly significant for their effectiveness and well-being.  

We are honored to partner with you to help your pastor(s) thrive personally and professionally.  Included on this website are some fantastic opportunities to further support your pastor and family for Pastor Appreciation Month in October.

Below you will find the following resources that can be of direct benefit to your pastor(s):

  • Bless Your Pastor Brochure:  This program from the National Association of Evangelicals will give you a myriad of creative ideas to bless your pastor. You will especially want to notice how your pastor can receive a $200 gift card.
  • #myPASTORrocks22 – see below how you can win a prize for your pastor by posting a picture  on Facebook or Twitter of you with your pastor or you with your sign with the pastors name on it and a few words about your pastor. Prizes include. . .

Amazon gift cards – Beats Wirelss Earbuds – $200 Visa gift card

WPH Digital Download of the Wesley Bible Studies set 

WPH Digital Download of the Wesley Bible Commentary set

Grand Prize of 2023 Gathering registration/accommodation for a pastor and spouse in Orlando, Florida.

A wonderful way to show your appreciation to your pastor this year (and spouse if married) and pastoral family is to encourage their attendance to The Gathering in Orlando, FL. (visit: This high-quality, once-every-four years event focuses on clergy well-being. It has proven to be a significant way for Wesleyan pastors and spouses to refresh their walk with God and others. Please consider setting aside funds to help your pastor to attend.  

Thank you for living out the words of the Apostle Paul who wisely encouraged us “to respect those who work hard among you . . . hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work” (1 Thess. 5:12-13). May God bless you lavishly for your faithful service to the church. Together in faith, let’s expect God to do great things in the coming months to affirm and appreciate the pastors and spouses of The Wesleyan Church.


Johanna Rugh, Dave Higle




Social Campaign

Join us in sharing stories of those who faithfully shepherd our communities and enter to win an appreciation prize for your pastor. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Follow The Wesleyan Church on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 
  • Print the attached #myPASTORrocks22 sign 
  • Fill out the sign sharing a characteristic of your pastor that you appreciate 
  • Take a photo of you, your Pastor and family or you and the sign with the pastor’s name and a few descriptive words and share on social media using hashtag #myPASTORrocks22 
  • Be sure your post is public so that we can see it – Posts from private profiles or shared to “friends only” will not be entered 
  • Pastors tagged in these posts will be entered for prizes, including Amazon gift cards, Beats Wireless Earbuds, $200 Visa gift card. WPH has donated some prizes as well. The Grand Prize is registration/accommodation for a pastor and spouse in Orlando, Florida for the  2023 Gathering 

Examples of social media posts:

    • #myPASTORrocks22 Pastor’s name is among the best listeners I know
    • #myPASTORrocks22 Pastor’s name is the one who showed up with a kind word and a basket of groceries after my surgeries
    • #myPASTORrocks22 Pastor’s name is an encouragement to so many people
    • #myPASTORrocks22 Pastor’s name is at most of the basketball games at our local high school, and a mentor to many of the coaches in our area!